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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Owsley_County,_Kentucky|Owsley County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Owsley County's civil records start the following years:
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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#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Owsley County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1850</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{KYOwsleycourthouse}}]]  
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/Counties/Owsley/default.htm Owsley County Courthouse].
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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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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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;  
 
*[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://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] 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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*[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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp 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 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.  
 
*[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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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
 
See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420441;p=collectionDetails United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850].  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1420440;p=collectionDetails United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850].  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1401638;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1850].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1850].  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1860].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1860].  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley/census/1860/slave.html 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Slave Schedule].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ 1860 Owsley County, Kentucky Slave Schedule].  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1870].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1870].  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1880].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1880].  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1325221;p=collectionDetails United States Census, 1900].
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ United States Census, 1900].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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Owsley County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 23, 1843
County Seat Booneville
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
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]

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

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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.

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).