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,
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.
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.
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
The next Forkland Lincoln Museum Genealogy Workshop
is coming on May 17, 2014.
For a printable copy of the 2013 Genealogy Workshop Brochure,
Contact for more information:
Wayne Thurman at
Carolyn Crabtree at
Help Save Our Historic Cemeteries
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 .
Boyle County Genealogical Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 125
Parksville, KY 40464-0125