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The Boyle County Genealogical Association, Inc.
Danville-Boyle County, Kentucky

The Boyle County Genealogical Association, Inc. of Danville, Kentucky, would like to invite you to our meetings every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless indicated differently on the Calendar page.  The meeting location is the Boyle County Public Library at the corner of Broadway and Third Street, Danville unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome to come hear interesting speakers, members or not.

For those of you who are Facebook.com fans, you will enjoy the group site there called "You may be from Boyle County if ...."  The site contains many old pictures of our county, also with interesting tidbits about schools, people, places and events.  Try it out and see if you don't enjoy it. 

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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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To those of you who are interested in receiving our newsletter every two months, the only requirement is a $10/year membership in the Association.  We will send it by e-mail or by USPS.  Send your membership dues to Carolyn Crabtree, treasurer; 2410 Chestnut Grove Road; Parksville, KY 40464. 

An example of the newsletter can be read at September 2013 Newsletter

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Because of threatening weather, the November 17, 2014 meeting has been cancelled.

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Attention

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 articles.

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 ctree1492@ctreeacres.com.  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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Help Save Our Historic Cemeteries

Old Union CemeteryThose of us who attended the Cemetery Preservation Conference in Perryville in October are very concerned about the condition of our historic Boyle County Cemeteries.  We are planning in the spring to work on some of the cemeteries using the skills that we learned in this conference.  If any of you are interested in helping with the projects, please contact us.  We will be happy to share some of the information we learned with you and help restore private cemeteries that may be located on your own property.  Some restoration work has been started on the Old Union Cemetery and we appreciate the efforts of those who have been doing this important work.  There is still much work that needs to be done in our county to honor those pioneers and citizens who have built this wonderful place to live .

http://www.unioncemetery.blogspot.com

Contact Information:
Boyle County Genealogical Association, Inc.
Michael Denis, President
P.O. Box 125
Parksville, KY 40464-0125

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