Genealogy Databases, Boyd County Public Library, Kentucky
Boyd County is located on the northeastern border of Kentucky. Its county seat is Catlettsburg; Ashland is its largest city. The Boyd County Public Library has made a number of databases available on its website.
Ashland Daily Independent Obituaries
This database--covering July 1922 to March 1946, July 1970 through December 1974, and 1988 through 2010--can be searched by last name, first name, maiden name, city/state/county, and date (year). The data fields are last name, first name, maiden name, city/county/state, date of publication of the obituary, and page on which it appears in the newspaper.
Boyd County Cemetery Resources
There are three Boyd County cemetery databases on the website. The Boyd County Cemetery Location Guide provides detailed descriptions of the locations of cemeteries in Boyd County as well as information about whether and how each of them has been documented. The second database is an index to the Boyd County Cemeteries Database, searchable by last name, first name, year of birth, year of death, county, and cemetery. The data fields are last name, first name, cemetery name, county, birth, death, source of the record information, date, military service, and comments. The comments section may include cause of death, location in the cemetery, parents' names, and gravestone inscriptions. The third database is an index to burials in the Ashland Cemetery, searchable by last name, first name, year, section, and lot. The data fields are last name, first name, section, lot #, funeral home, year, month/day of interment, veteran, infant, and marker. Researchers will also find a link to a map of the cemetery. As noted on the website, the records of the cemetery were destroyed by fire around 1900. Earlier records for Ashland Cemetery can be found in the Boyd County cemetery database.
Boyd County Marriage Index
This database, covering 1860 through December 1920, can be searched by the following data fields: groom's name, bride's name, groom's father's name, groom's mother's name, bride's father's name, bride's mother's name, book, page, notes, marriage date.