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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Owsley County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Owsley County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-owsley.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = January 23
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| seat wl = Booneville
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}}  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Owsley_County,_Kentucky|Owsley County]]''
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Owsley County's civil records start the following years:
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp;
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|}
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/Counties/Owsley/default.htm Owsley County Courthouse].
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[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]
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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&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage, probate and land records from 1929.<br> Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court&nbsp;records. <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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== 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|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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Arnett
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| Eversole
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| Mistletoe
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| Stay
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|-
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| Blake
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| Island City
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| Pebworth
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| Sturgeon
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booneville,_Kentucky Booneville]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lerose,_Kentucky Lerose]
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| Ricetown
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| Taft
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|-
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| Chestnut Gap
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| Levi
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| Scoville
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| Travellers Rest
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|-
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| Conkling
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| Lucky Fork
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| Sebastian
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| Vincent
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Creek,_Kentucky Cowcreek]
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| Major
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| Southfork
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| Whoopflarea
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|-
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| Endee
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|}
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<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Breathitt_County,_Kentucky|Breathitt]]
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky|Breathitt]]  
*[[Clay_County,_Kentucky|Clay]]
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*[[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]]  
*[[Jackson_County,_Kentucky|Jackson]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky|Jackson]]  
*[[Lee_County,_Kentucky|Lee]]
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]  
*[[Perry_County,_Kentucky|Perry]]
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky|Perry]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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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 web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[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.
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*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,
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*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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*[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].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/cemeteries/ Owsley County, Kentucky Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/cemeteries/ Owsley County, Kentucky Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Cemeteries of Owsley County, Kentucky].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Cemeteries of Owsley County, Kentucky].  
*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/KY/OS.html The Political Graveyard].
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*[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/KY/OS.html The Political Graveyard].
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*[http://www.placenames.com/us/21189/cemetery/ Cemeteries]. Callahan, Griffith, Horn Hill, King, Lerose, McIntosh, Morris, Noble, Pendergrass, Shepherd, Wilson.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/census/1860/slave.html 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Slave Schedule].
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1850 |3774
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|1860 |5335
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|1870 |3889
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|1880 |4942
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|1890 |5975
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|1900 |6874
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|1910 |7979
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|1920 |7820
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|1930 |7223
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|1940 |8957
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|1950 |7324
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|1960 |5369
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|1970 |5023
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|1980 |5709
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|1990 |5036
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|2000 |4858
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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|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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1850].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1860].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Slave Schedule].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1870].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1880].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1900].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.topozone.com/states/Kentucky.asp?county=Owsley&feature=Church Owsley County, Kentucky Churches].
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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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
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=738330&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley+%2D+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*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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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21189.html Owsley County, Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer].  
 
*[http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/21189.html Owsley County, Kentucky Atlas &amp; Gazetteer].  
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Owsley-County-Kentucky.htm Owsley County, Kentucky Map].
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Owsley-County-Kentucky.htm Owsley County, Kentucky Map].
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[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].  
 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/pension/1883.html Owsley County Pensioners on the Roll in 1883].  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers &amp; Sailors System].  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers &amp; Sailors System].  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/owsley.htm Owsley County, Kentucky World War II Casualties Army and Airforce].
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1138 U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865]. $
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*[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.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=8939 U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Schools  ====
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*[http://www.placenames.com/us/21189/school/ Schools]. Anglin, Bee Branch, Bethelehem, Bradshaw, Cortland, Fish Creek, Highland, Indian Creek, Lerose, Leroy, Moores, Riverside, Rockhouse, Royal Oak, Walnut Grove.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=431877&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley+%2D+Taxation&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
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*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.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/1909b.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1909 Vital Statistics Births].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1290 Birth Index].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/births/kbi.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1911-1290 Birth Index].  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=20&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910]. $
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999]. $
 
*[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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1222&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953]. $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000]. $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077&o_xid=0039743482&o_lid=0039743482&o_xt=39743482&cj=1&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0001155785 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000]. $  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1853.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1853 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1877.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1877 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1878.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1878 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/marriages/1878.html Owsley County, Kentucky 1878 Vital Statistics Marriage].  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=BookList&dbid=48582&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865]. $
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].  
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=905 Owsley County, Kentucky Marriages 1831-1954].  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1117&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Kentucky Marriages Records, 1852-1914]. $
 
*[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]. $  
 
*[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]. $  
*[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.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]. $
*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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=584666&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley+%2D+Vital+records&columns=*,0,0 topic details] from their catalog.
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.owsleycokyhist.org/ Owsley County Historical Society].  
 
*[http://www.owsleycokyhist.org/ Owsley County Historical Society].  
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/ The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society].
 
*[http://www.owsleykyhist.net/ The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society].
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/owsley/ Owsley County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195587&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Owsley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/owsley/owsleyar.html Owsley County USGenWeb Archives/]
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*[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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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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.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Owsley|subject|disp=Family History Library 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].
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~twspence/tim/owsley/owslarch.html Tim &amp; Valorie's Owsley County Kentucky Archives].  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Owsley/ Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Owsley County, Kentucky
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Founded January 23, 1843
County Seat Booneville
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Quick Dates

Owsley County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

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 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1929.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

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

Resources

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.

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

Court

Land

  • 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

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Schools

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

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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).