Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Boyd County Courthouse, Catlettsburg, Ky.


Parent County

1860--Boyd County was created 16 February 1860 from Greenup, Carter and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Catlettsburg [1]

Boundary Changes

There has been no changes to Boyd County boundaries since it was created.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ashland Durbin Meads Sandy Furnace
Big Sandy Junction Fairview Millseat Savage Branch
Boltsfork Garner Normal Summit
Burnaugh Ironville Princess West Fairview
Cannonsburg Kavanaugh Rockdale Westwood
Catlettsburg Lockwood Rush Winslow
Coalton Mavity

Neighboring Counties



Boyd County at Kentucky Kinfolk
Boyd County, Kentucky at USGenweb Archives
Boyd County, KY at Genealogy Trails History Group

Biographies etc.

Biographies for Boyd County Kentucky at Genealogy Trails History Group


Boyd County Kentucky Cemeteries and Tombstones  [may need to scroll down the page to see]
Klaiber Cemetery  scroll down page to see list of burials.
Cemetery Transcriptions for Boyd County, Kentucky at Genealogy Trails History Group
Boyd County KYGenWeb Cemetery Project
Catlettsburg Cemetery at
Boyd County Kentucky Cemetery Records at Access Genealogy
The Tombstone Transcription Project-Boyd County


Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Census
Census online-Boyd Co.,Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky Genealogy-Boyd County, Kentucky Poor House 1870


LDS Ward Branch Records


Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-History
Wikipedia-Boyd County, Kentucky


Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Military
Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-World War I Memorial
Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Military Records for Boyd County Kentucky


Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives Newspapers 

Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Obituraries

Vital Records

Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives- Deaths
Boyd County, Kentucky USGenweb Archives-Marriages
(Boyd County Kentucky) Marriages
(Boyd County Kentucky) Negro Marriages
Boyd County Marriage Index 1907

Societies and Libraries 


  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).