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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Owsley_County,_Kentucky|Owsley County]]''  
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Owsley_County,_Kentucky|Owsley County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Owsley County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Owsley County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
{{KYDC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Owsley County
 
| county = Owsley County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kygenweb.net/owsley/ Owsley Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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| state = Kentucky
 
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== Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
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=== Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse  ===
  
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
  
<br>[http://www.owsleycountykentucky.org/ Owsley County Courthouse. ]<br>154 Main Street<br>Booneville, KY 41314<br>Phone:. 606.593.5735<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owsley County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.owsleycountykentucky.org/ Owsley County Courthouse. ]<br>154 Main Street<br>Booneville, KY 41314<br>Phone:. 606.593.5735<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owsley County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Owsley County Kentucky History  ==
 
== Owsley County Kentucky History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1843'''--Owsley County was&nbsp;created 23 January 1843&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]], [[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]] and [[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Booneville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1843'''--Owsley County was&nbsp;created 23 January 1843&nbsp;from&nbsp;[[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clay]], [[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy|Estill]] and [[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Booneville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1929, 1967--'''Disasters destroyed most of the records.  
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'''1929, 1967--'''Disasters destroyed most of the records.
  
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]]  
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky Genealogy|Breathitt]]  
*[[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]  
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lee]]  
*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy|Perry]]
  
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owsley.html Owsley Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owsley.html Owsley Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their websites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]&nbsp;&nbsp; can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]&nbsp;&nbsp; can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1083 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1083 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] may list {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Owsley|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] may list {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Owsley|subject|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Owsley County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/counties/ky_county.html ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Owsley County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/counties/ky_county.html ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Owsley County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/cemeteries/lerose.txt Lerose Cemetery, Owsley County Kentucky].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/cemeteries/lerose.txt Lerose Cemetery, Owsley County Kentucky].  
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/KY/OS.html The Political Graveyard].  
 
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/KY/OS.html The Political Graveyard].  
 
*[http://www.placenames.com/us/21189/cemetery/ Cemeteries]. Callahan, Griffith, Horn Hill, King, Lerose, McIntosh, Morris, Noble, Pendergrass, Shepherd, Wilson.
 
*[http://www.placenames.com/us/21189/cemetery/ Cemeteries]. Callahan, Griffith, Horn Hill, King, Lerose, McIntosh, Morris, Noble, Pendergrass, Shepherd, Wilson.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1083&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1083 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyowsley/cemetery/index.htm KYGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Owsley+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Owsley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/owsley/owsleyar.html KYGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/owsley.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Owsley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Kentucky.asp?county=Owsley&feature=Church Owsley County, Kentucky Churches].  
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{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[http://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,21189.cfm Owsley County, Kentucky Churches].  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]  
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{{KY Land}}
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]  
 
*Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|738330|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|738330|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1138 U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865]. $
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers &amp; Sailors System].
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/pension/1883.html Owsley County Pensioners on the Roll in 1883].
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=====World War I=====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky  
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/pension/1883.html Owsley County Pensioners on the Roll in 1883].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]. $  
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers &amp; Sailors System].
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1138 U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865]. $  
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=====World War II=====
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/owsley.htm Owsley County, Kentucky World War II Casualties Army and Airforce].
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6482&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 World War I&nbsp;Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]. $
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/owsley.htm Owsley County, Kentucky World War II Casualties Army and Air Force].  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 World War II&nbsp;Draft Registraion Cards, 1942]. $  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]. $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
*Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|431877|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|431877|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== Birth =====
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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
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===== Birth =====
  
 
*'''1852-1910''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $  
 
*'''1852-1910''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $  
*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>  
 
*'''1852''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1852.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1852 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1852''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1852.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1852 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1854''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1854''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1854.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1854 Vital Statistics Births].  
*'''1874''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517862}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1874''' - Owsley County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517862}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Births]. (Partial listing).  
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*'''1909''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1909''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*'''1911-1920''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1920 Birth Index].  
 
*'''1911-1920''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1920 Birth Index].  
*'''1911-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $  
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*'''1911-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $
 
 
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*'''1797-1954''' -  {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
*'''1797-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $  
 
*'''1797-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $  
 
*'''1831-1954''' - [http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].  
 
*'''1831-1954''' - [http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].  
 
*'''1851-1900''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4428&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900]. $  
 
*'''1851-1900''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4428&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900]. $  
*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1852-1859''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517861}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1852-1914''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $  
 
*'''1852-1914''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $  
 
*'''1853''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1853''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
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*'''1858''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1858.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1858 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1858''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1858.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1858 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1859''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1859.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1859 Vital Statistics Marriage]. (Though the film labels these marriages as 1859 they're dated 1858).  
 
*'''1859''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1859.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1859 Vital Statistics Marriage]. (Though the film labels these marriages as 1859 they're dated 1858).  
*'''1876-1879''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517863}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1879''' - Owsley County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch {{IGI|M517863}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1876''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1876.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1876 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*'''1877''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
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*'''1973-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8787&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999]. $
 
*'''1973-1999''' - [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8787&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999]. $
  
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/deaths/ Owsley County Deaths], 1911-1946.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/deaths/ Owsley County Deaths], 1911-1946.  
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== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society'''<br>PO Box 976<br>Booneville, Ky, 41314<br><br>
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'''The Owsley County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1166<br>Booneville, Ky. 41314<br>Telephone: 606-593-6755<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.owsleycokyhist.org/ Owsley County Historical Society].  
 
*[http://www.owsleycokyhist.org/ Owsley County Historical Society].  
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*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/ The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society].
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/ The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society].
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites  ==
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/owsley-county/ Owsley County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyowsley/ Owsley County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/owsley/owsleyar.html Owsley County USGenWeb Archives/]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/owsley/owsleyar.html Owsley County USGenWeb Archives/]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owsley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owsley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Tim &amp; Valorie's Owsley County Kentucky Archives].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Tim &amp; Valorie's Owsley County Kentucky Archives].  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Owsley-County.htm Owsley County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
== Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy References  ==
 
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Guide to Owsley County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Owsley County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Owsley County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 23, 1843
County Seat Booneville
Courthouse
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Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Land
Probate
1852
1852
1852
1850
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Owsley County Courthouse, Booneville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Owsley County Courthouse.
154 Main Street
Booneville, KY 41314
Phone:. 606.593.5735[1]

Owsley County Kentucky History

Parent County

1843--Owsley County was created 23 January 1843 from Clay, Estill and Breathitt Counties.  County seat: Booneville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1929, 1967--Disasters destroyed most of the records.

Owsley County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arnett Eversole Mistletoe Stay
Blake Island City Pebworth Sturgeon
Booneville Lerose Ricetown Taft
Chestnut Gap Levi Scoville Travellers Rest
Conkling Lucky Fork Sebastian Vincent
Cowcreek Major Southfork Whoopflarea
Endee


Neighboring Counties

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
KYGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
KYGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Kentucky Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 3,774
1860 5,335 41.4%
1870 3,889 −27.1%
1880 4,942 27.1%
1890 5,975 20.9%
1900 6,874 15.0%
1910 7,979 16.1%
1920 7,820 −2.0%
1930 7,223 −7.6%
1940 8,957 24.0%
1950 7,324 −18.2%
1960 5,369 −26.7%
1970 5,023 −6.4%
1980 5,709 13.7%
1990 5,036 −11.8%
2000 4,858 −3.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Owsley County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

  • The KY Land Office
  • Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

Schools

  • Schools. Anglin, Bee Branch, Bethelehem, Bradshaw, Cortland, Fish Creek, Highland, Indian Creek, Lerose, Leroy, Moores, Riverside, Rockhouse, Royal Oak, Walnut Grove.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

  • Many Land records for Owsley County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
Death

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society
PO Box 976
Booneville, Ky, 41314

The Owsley County Historical Society
PO Box 1166
Booneville, Ky. 41314
Telephone: 606-593-6755

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Owsley County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owsley County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.