are looking forward to having Tim Talbott of the Kentucky Historical Society in
Danville for two meetings in August. Beginning on August 5th, Tim will be
presenting a program entitled "Telling Testimony: Slavery Advertisements in
Kentucky's Civil War Newspapers" to the Danville-Boyle County African-American
Historical Society. On August 18th he will return to Danville to present
"Principles Opposed to the Public Peace: Kentuckians' Reactions to John Brown's
Raid" to the Boyle County Genealogical Association meeting at the public library
at 6:30. Everyone is welcome to attend both meetings. For more
information, click on our calendar link above.
After many years of begging Brenda Edwards to do a book containing her
newspaper articles, the book is finally published and available from the
Boyle County Genealogical Association.
Brenda Edwards began writing history and genealogical articles for The
Advocate-Messenger in the 1980s, and has compiled more than 1500 of her many
articles into the book entitled It's History: from Brenda's
Notebook. The articles, covering a time period from the
1980s to 2012, tell personal family histories of people, schools, locations,
buildings, churches and memories of the past in Boyle County and the
surrounding counties. The book is fully
indexed and contains photographs that were also used to accompany the
articles. Historical photographs not related to the articles were used
to fill pages.
"I started reading Brenda’s columns a year before I actually moved to
Kentucky,” said Mike Denis, president of the Boyle Genealogical Association.
“Her stories and columns, many of which are reproduced in this book, were my
first insight into the Boyle County area. It helped me to gauge what kind of
community this area is, and was.”
The genealogy group is pleased to support the book project financially with
money received from the sell of other books, such as the Boyle County
Cemetery Records Book and Fackler's Early Days in Danville.
This money is set aside specifically for the purpose of publishing new books
or reprinting books that contain valuable history of Boyle County.
The genealogy group could not have published the book without the permission
of Schurz Publishing Comany, since the newspaper owned the copyrights to the
The cost per copy is $53, which includes tax; if mailed the cost is $60,
which includs tax, postage and handling. To order a copy, contact the Boyle
County Genealogical Association at (859) 236-1069 or e-mail
You may also call
Brenda Edwards at (859) 239-8990.
REMEMBER: All dues-paying members of Boyle County
Genealogical Association, 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.
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