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Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
Danville-Boyle County, Kentucky

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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, Danville unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome to come hear interesting speakers, members or not.

For those of you who are 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.


Eddie Price, Kentucky writer and educator will be our speaker on July 15th at 600 p.m. at the Boyle County Public Library.

Eddie is a member of the Kentucky Humanities Speakers Bureau and will be speaking about The Cane Ridge Revival
.  This great revival transformed Kentucky.
 When people talk about the "Bible Belt" they might be interested to learn that its roots began in the great Cane Ridge Revival, held in today's Bourbon County. No one can deny that it changed lives and shaped Kentucky's (and the Deep South's) social and cultural development. Take a journey back to 1801. Find out what drew 25,000 people to Cane Ridge. Sing one of the old hymns that some folks claimed to "make the flesh tremble." 

Please note the time change for his convenience.




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 to any of the above memberships in order 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 January 2017


We mourn the loss of one of our most beloved members.  Irene Estes, former President of the Boyle County Genealogical Society, died May 12th, 2019.
She was born in Georgetown, Kentucky and was a Red Cross volunteer for 25 years and past Regent of the St. Asaph Chapter of the DAR.  She was regent
for two terms of the Daughters of the Union, Faber Wells Chapter; the Chaplin of the State Branch of National Huguenot Society and a member and Chaplin
of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia.  We will definitely miss this wonderful woman who loved her family, her church family and her fellow history buffs.


For those of you who need help with genealogy you may receive free help at the Forkland Abraham Lincoln Museum on Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm or by appointment at other times.  The museum and genealogy center there is open every Saturday from May 4th - October 26.  We welcome visitors to the museum on those Saturdays and again, by appointment at other times.  For appointments call Wayne Thurman at 859-936-7489 or e-mail him at  You may also e-mail Carolyn Crabtree at



The Boyle County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc. 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 records.

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.




Contact Information:
Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
Michael Denis, President
P.O. Box 24
Parksville, KY 40464-0125