The Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc. of Danville, Kentucky, would like
to invite you to our meetings every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.,
unless indicated differently on the Calendar page. The meeting location is
the Boyle County Public Library at the corner of Broadway and Third Street,
otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome to come hear interesting speakers,
members or not.
For those of you who are Facebook.com fans, you will also enjoy the group
site there called "You may be from Boyle County if ...." The site
contains many old pictures of our county, also with interesting tidbits
about schools, people, places and events. Try it out and see if you
don't enjoy it.
Genealogy & History Workshop
Forkland Community Center Lincoln Museum
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Topics for the day
The Forkland Genealogy and History Workshop is on for May 13, 2017.
We have some of our speakers committed and our topics chosen for the day.
The topics will be:
"Learning How to Read and Use DNA for Research" - Sarah Hamlin Kuchenbrod,
"Who are the Melungeon People, Really?" - Darlene Franklin Campbell, writer
"Researching Native American Ancestors" - Helen Danser,
Chairwoman of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission
A forum with all the speakers will be held as the
last event of the day. Please plan to stay and have questions
You are welcome to bring your DNA results to have someone help you with it.
More information will be coming soon, but sign up early.
Remember that the limited number of participants is 50.
Pre-registration is required for the catered lunch.
To see a copy of the 2017 flyer, with an
application form, and get an
idea of what is planned, click here:
Reserve May 13, 2017 for a very special day.
Cost $30 (lunch is included) No refunds after May 11th.
Contact for more information:
Wayne Thurman at
Carolyn Crabtree at
Shirley Sheperson by phone at 859-936-2061
To pay on line for registration by Pay Pal,
REMEMBER: All dues-paying members of Boyle County
Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc. get a 15% discount on any of the books that the
group is selling. This discount does apply to Brenda Edward's new book.
To those of you who are interested in receiving our e-mail newsletter every
two months, the following memberships are available: Individual membership - $10, Family Membership - $15, Student membership - $7, and Corporate Sponsor - $100, For paper copies of the newsletter, please add $5 to cover postage. Send your
membership dues to Carolyn Crabtree, treasurer; Boyle County Genealogical &
Historical Society, Inc. (BCGHS);
P.O. Box 24, Parksville, KY 40464.
An example of the newsletter can be read at
September 15, 2015
The Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc. now
offers for sale a CD of Bill and Beulah Jones' massive work on Danville's
Bellevue Cemetery Records. The new CD contains more than 14,000
documented and well-researched entries, adding to and correcting the city's
Though Bellevue is not the oldest cemetery in the county, many
earlier interments have been moved to the Bellevue Cemetery, so Bellevue has
become the resting place of many important historical figures in the central
Kentucky area, including the members of Judge Samuel McDowell family.
Bill and Beulah Jones have spent several years working on this project by
walking the cemetery and building the extensive data base that is now
available to the public. The CD contains a Microsoft Excel file of the
records (printable on 8-1/2 by 14 paper), an Adobe PDF version, and
explanatory page, and a series of overall and detailed maps of Bellevue.
The cost is $25 which includes taxes, shipping and handling.
If ordered by mail send a check for $25 payable to the Boyle County
Genealogical and History Society, Inc. (BCGAS) and mail to Treasurer Carolyn
Crabtree, P.O. Box 24, Parksville, KY 40464.
After many years of begging Brenda Edwards to do a book containing her
newspaper articles, the book is finally published and available from the
Boyle County Genealogical Association.
Brenda Edwards began writing history and genealogical articles for The
Advocate-Messenger in the 1980s, and has compiled more than 1500 of her many
articles into the book entitled It's History: from Brenda's
Notebook. The articles, covering a time period from the
1980s to 2012, tell personal family histories of people, schools, locations,
buildings, churches and memories of the past in Boyle County and the
surrounding counties. The book is fully
indexed and contains photographs that were also used to accompany the
articles. Historical photographs not related to the articles were used
to fill pages.
"I started reading Brenda’s columns a year before I actually moved to
Kentucky,” said Mike Denis, president of the Boyle Genealogical Association.
“Her stories and columns, many of which are reproduced in this book, were my
first insight into the Boyle County area. It helped me to gauge what kind of
community this area is, and was.”
The genealogy group is pleased to support the book project financially with
money received from the sell of other books, such as the Boyle County
Cemetery Records Book and Fackler's Early Days in Danville.
This money is set aside specifically for the purpose of publishing new books
or reprinting books that contain valuable history of Boyle County.
The genealogy group could not have published the book without the permission
of Schurz Publishing Comany, since the newspaper owned the copyrights to the
The cost per copy is $43, which includes tax; if mailed the cost is $53,
which includes tax, postage and handling. To order a copy, contact the Boyle
County Genealogical Association at 859-516-2028 or e-mail
You may also call
Brenda Edwards at (859) 239-8990.
REMEMBER: All dues-paying members of Boyle County
Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc. get a 15% discount on any of the books
and CDs that the
group is selling.
Help Save Our Historic Cemeteries
Although much is being done preserve our local cemeteries, much more needs
to be accomplished. Please let us know if you are willing to help with
the hard, labor intensive work that this demands. We appreciate any
help that can be given. If you know of a cemetery that needs
attention, please let us know. Also, we need help compiling data bases
on these smaller county cemeteries.
Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 24
Parksville, KY 40464-0125