Bath County, Kentucky KYGenWeb

KYGenWeb Project

Bath County, Kentucky

Welcome to the Bath County KYGenWeb. My name is

Alice Brosey and I am your new County Coordinator for Bath County. Sometime in the fall of 2009, Darrell Warner, the previous site coordinator for KYGenweb, ceased responding to emails from KYGenweb members, and private emails as far as I know. I, among many other people, would love the opportunity to communicate with him about genealogy again. He has been a marvelous boon to all Bath County researchers with the sheer volume of data he has compiled over more than a decade online. I know I personally had been in contact with him for almost a decade if not more. Although I will be travelling to Bath County to obtain information as time allows, this website truly depends on your submissions.

No matter how small the item please share it.  
It could be a giant step in another persons research.
The more we share, the more we learn, the more others will give.

Please email any questions or submissions to Alice Warner Brosey

Bath County Memorial Library

There's not an organized Bath County genealogical society or other group that I'm aware of, but the Bath County Library has a genealogy collection that is useful and staff members who can probably give you the best scoop on where to go and what to do to find more information within Bath County itself. To contact them off line, write them at P.O. Box 380, Owingsville, KY 40360 or give them a call at (606) 674-2531.
Or visit their web site:  Bath County Memorial Library.

The Bath County, Kentucky Discussion
and Mailing lists information.  I would join both lists.
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Bath County Surnames Registry

You can register the surname you are researching at this page.  This is a great way for others who might be researching the same surnames as you to get in contact. 
Click here to register.


The Bath County  USGenWeb Archives

At The Bath County USGenWeb Archives you will find bible information, biographies, death certificate information,   birth records, cemetery information, census information, court records, obituaries, marraige records, military information, tax records, will and probate information. 

Submit your information to the archives using the new Archives Submission Forms.

Need to find a courthouse in Kentucky?

Here is a list of all the courthouses in Kentucky

Famly Sheets Index

Here you can find out how to create and submit your
Family Sheets
to share with everyone.

Musicians and Poets

Here you will find information about muscians and poets
with ties to Bath County

Query and Data Posting Board

The KYGenWeb Bath County, Kentucky query board.

The Rootsweb query and data posting board.

The GenForum  query board.

I would post to all three.  The more you get your information out, the more chances you will meet another family member who is also working on the family tree.

Kentucky School Photo's and Yearbooks

Here is a site where your will find old school pictures and class pictures for all Kentucky counties.  
Click here for the school pictures site.

Bath County Related Websites

There are more Bath County related sites
You will also find instructions on how to add your Bath County related website.

Old Photographs Index

Here you will find old photographs of people from Bath county.  You are welcome to add your families pictures to the site. 
Click here for the Old Photos Page.

The Kentuckiana Digital Library

Your gateway to rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives. These digital collections are built to enhance scholarship, research and lifelong learning.


Bath County Archives Obituary Page
USGenWeb Kentucky Obituary Website

Cemetery Information

Bath County Archives Cemetery Page
The Bath County Tombstone Transcription Project
The Kentucky Cemetery Photograph Project  Cemetery transcription project.
Cemetery Junction
 Another place for cemetery records.
Kentucky Cemetery query board.
KY Department for Libraries and Archives cemetery search

The Bath County News-Outlook

P.O. Box 577, Owingsville, Kentucky 40360 
Telephone (606) 674-2181

Copies of Old Bath County Newspapers
on microfilm for sale.

You can also see old copies of the Bath County News-Outlook at
The Library of Congress

"An Outline History of Bath County 1811-1876"
 Author: Kathleen Bailey McNabb
An excellent book about Bath County

Cookbooks and Recipes
Share your old family cookbooks and recipes
of past generations.  Contact me direct for submissions.
Old Cookbooks and Recipes

Bath County and Kentucky Vital Records

On this page you will find links to find and obtain death records, death certificates, birth records, marraige records and all kinds of helpful information.  Click here to enter.

Kentucky Historical Society

Try the Kentucky Historical Society
A great place to look for information!

Ford & Nagle Website
Thanks to Eric Nagle from Ford & Nagle for donating the book Local Vital Records From Newspapers of Bath County, 1884 through 1910 for everyone to use.

Kentucky Vital Records Project

This is an on going project for getting photographs of vital records online.  You can find this site here.

KYGenWeb Special Collections

Here are other projects that are going on in KYGenWeb

Census Information

The Bath County, Kentucky archives.

UsGenWeb Census Project.

SK Publications Bath County Census

Kentucky Military Websites and Query Boards

Here you will find military information and military
query boards of all types. 

The KYGenWeb

Korean War Death Memorial
for Kentucky Soldiers

Find photos and assorted information on Kentucky Soldiers who died in the Korean War

Create a Story

If you made it this far down the page them you must go check out the Story Page which should give you a good laugh.  I hope you find it as funny as I have.

The Kentuckiana Digital Library

Your gateway to rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives. These digital collections are built to enhance scholarship, research and lifelong learning.

About Bath County

Bath County
, named for some medicinal springs in the area, was formed in 1811 from part of Montgomery County.
In 1818 parts of what was then Floyd County were added to Bath County. In 1823 parts of Bath County were included in the newly formed Morgan County.
Bath County acquired its current boundaries in 1869 after parts of the county were removed to form Menifee County.

Population: 11,085 (2000)
County seat: Owingsville
Elevation: 590 to 1388 feet above sea level
Surrounding counties (clockwise from the NW): Nicholas
County, Fleming County, Rowan
County, Menifee County,
Montgomery County, 
Bourbon County, (Don't forget to check these counties for records related to your Bath County families! In particular, check Montgomery County for families who were in the Bath County area before 1811 and Clark County for families who were in the area before 1797.)

About the KYGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project

In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which evolved into the KYGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for genealogy data and research for all counties in Kentucky. In addition, the information for each county would be indexed and cross-linked to make it easier for researchers to find a name or data that they sought.

In June 1996, as the KYGenWeb Project was nearing 100% county coverage, interested volunteers decided to create a similar set of pages for all states, establishing the USGenWeb Project. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the efforts for each state, and additional volunteers were and are being sought to create and maintain websites for every county in the United States.

Both KYGenWeb and The USGenWeb Project are still growing, and there are always opportunities for new volunteers to adopt county or state pages or participate in a Special Project.  
To get to websites for other Kentucky counties or find out more about Kentucky counties available for adoption or special projects within KYGenWeb,  go to the KYGenWeb Home Page.
  To find out more about the USGenWeb Project or access other states within that project, go to the USGenWeb Home Page. 
The USGenWeb Archives is an offshoot of these projects, dedicated to collecting, transcribing, and posting genealogical records of all types.