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Floyd County, Kentucky Facts

When was Floyd County, KY Created?
Floyd County was created on June 1, 1800 from Fleming CountyMason County and Montgomery County.

What is the County Seat of Floyd County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Prestonsburg additionally, the county government website is www.floydcountykentucky.com

What counties are adjacent to Floyd County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Johnson CountyMartin CountyPike CountyKnott CountyMagoffin County.

Floyd County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Floyd County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Floyd County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 – present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Floyd County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.

Floyd County, KY Census Records


What Floyd County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Floyd County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Floyd Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Floyd Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Floyd Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Floyd Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide

Floyd County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Floyd County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Floyd County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Floyd County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Kentucky residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Floyd County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Floyd County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Floyd County, KY?
A list of Floyd County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Floyd County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

  • Kentucky Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
  • Kentucky State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
  • Floyd County, Kentucky Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Floyd County
  • Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
  • KYFLOYD. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Floyd County, Kentucky. To subscribe send “subscribe” to kyfloyd-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or kyfloyd-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  • SE-KENTUCKY. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Kentucky counties that border Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia, and surrounding south eastern Kentucky counties (i.e., Whitley, Knox, Bell, Harlan, Clay, Leslie, Perry, Letcher, Knott, Breathitt, Pike, Floyd, Martin, Johnson, Morgan, Lawrence). To subscribe send “subscribe” to se-kentucky-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or se-kentucky-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  • EASTERNKENTUCKY. A mailing list for all researchers who’s ancestors settled in or traveled through the state of Kentucky. Some of the counties covered are Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliot, Estill, Floyd, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rowan, Whitley, Wolfe, and adjacent counties that represent the East Kentucky Coalfields. Additional information can be found on the East Kentucky Genealogy website. To subscribe send “subscribe” to easternkentucky-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or easternkentucky-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
  • KENTUCKIANA. A mailing list for genealogy research and information exchange in the Indiana counties of Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, Harrison, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Scott, Spencer, Warrick and Washington, and the Kentucky counties of Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Hardin, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble. This is a highly research structured list, chatroom atmosphere is discouraged. To subscribe send “subscribe” to kentuckiana-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or kentuckiana-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

What other genealogical resources are available in Floyd County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Floyd County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Floyd Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Floyd Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Floyd Co. KY General and History Websites

Floyd Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Floyd Co. KY Military Records