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Danville Boyle County
African-American
Historical Society

African-American History and Genealogy Resources in Central Kentucky


CEMETERY INFORMATION AND RECORDS

Links to African-American Cemeteries in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln, Marion and Mercer Counties:

Central Kentucky African-American Cemetery Association, LLC

CHURCHES

Brown, Richard C. Keepers of the faith : Black churches in Boyle County. The originals of these four articles appeared in Danville 's "Kentucky Advocate" on the four Sundays of Black History. Danville, KY, 1993.

CENSUS RECORDS

Danville and Boyle County African-Americans in Census Records

CITY DIRECTORIES

Danville and African-Americans in City Directories

DEATH RECORDS

Kentucky Death Records Index, 1911-2000.  Index only, but can lead to other information

Death Records from Kentucky Vital Statistics

FUNERAL PROGRAMS

African-American Funeral Programs.  Over 1500 Funeral Programs from Boyle and surrounding counties

GENEALOGY

Danville and Boyle County, African-American Family Histories

Register of Free Blacks in Boyle County 1852 -- Free Blacks had to prove they had been either born free or freed before the Kentucky Constitution of 1850

HISTORY

History of African-American Communities in Boyle County, including general information, as well as specific articles on Clifton, (Little) Needmore, Persimmon Knob, Shelby City, Sleettown and Wilsonville.

Brown, Richard C. Keepers of the faith : Black churches in Boyle County. The originals of these four articles appeared in Danville 's "Kentucky Advocate" on the four Sundays of Black History. Danville, KY, 1993.

MARRIAGE RECORDS

Marriage Records: Transcriptions of the first 20 volumes of "Colored" marriages in Boyle County

MILITARY RECORDS

Camp Nelson Photographic Collection, 1864

Military Records, Boyle and Surrounding Counties, Civil War to World War II

National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors Database, Civil War

OBITUARIES

African-American Obituaries from the Danville Advocate-Messenger

ORGANIZATIONS

Denis, Michael J.  History of African-American Women's Clubs in Danville and Boyle County

Grey, Charles DeRoy.  Centennial anniversary of Doric Lodge #18.  Charles DeRoy Grey

SCHOOLS

Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky 1917-1932, Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission

Danville and Boyle County "Colored" Schools

VITAL RECORDS, KENTUCKY

Kentucky Vital Records Index: Deaths 1911-1986 and 1987-1992; Marriages 1973-1993; Divorces 1973-1993

WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS

Boyle County Wills listing slaves

PUBLICATIONS IN THE BOYLE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY:

Grey, Charles D. Centennial anniversary of Doric Lodge #18, F&AM, PHA, Danville, KY : June 25th, 1888 Ed. S. Miller, WM -- 1988 Charles D. Grey, WM. [Danville, KY : Doric Lodge #18, 1988.] 67 p.

Grey, Charles D. The Bate Chatterbox. Danville, KY : Bate High School Alumni Association, [2005], 329 p. : ill., photos., spiralbound.

Grey, Charles DeRoy, compiler. Bate High School, Danville, KY, 1912-1946. Danville, KY: Bate High School Alumni Association, [2003], 256 p., ill., photos, spiralbound.

Grey, Charles DeRoy. The Batesonianís. Danville, KY: Bate High School Alumni Association, [2005], 208 p., ill., photos, spiralbound.

Sleet, Moneta. Special moments in African-American history, 1955-1996: the photographs of Moneta Sleet, Jr., Ebony magazine's Pulitzer Prize winner.  Chicago : Johnson Publishing Company ; [New York] : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1998. 184p.


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