Books to Read

    Deep Ancestry - Inside the Genographic Project
by Spencer Wells.

I just finished this book and found it very interesting. It discusses research which traces ancient migration and language patterns
through DNA analysis. It won't help you find your ancestors (yet), but it will help you discover where they lived.
It is a little technical in places, but overall, it's very accessible. The recent discoveries on human migration are facinating.

This is a link to the latest news on the project.

The "Genographic Project" is a National Geographic project, funded by donations and IBM. From the makers of "The Journey of Man" film.

Carter County Books for Sale

Introducing “The Kitchen Family – The Genealogy of James Kitchen and Jane Patterson” by Lennie M. Carter.
2 volume set – Over 1,400 pages traces James Kitchen and Jane Patterson from Greenbrier Co., W. Va. To Carter Co., Ky.

This completely re-written and expanded genealogy of James and Jane from the 1986 edition, with the family history
of the oldest 2 children of James and Jane: James who settled in Indiana and William Antony who settled in Missouri,
as well as additional information on John who settled on the Carter/Lawrence Co., Ky. line, Andrew, Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Alice
who all settled in Carter Co., Ky.

Photos, maps, obituaries, newspaper articles – fully indexed
To reserve a copy, email Lennie Carter at
You will be invoiced prior to the mailing of the books.
Cost of 2 volume set: $95 plus $10 shipping and handling.

A Look Back...Volume I

By Sherry Lowe

Hardcover Print: $29.95

8 ˝ x 11 Book of 241 pages.

A look back at the history of Carter County, Kentucky, which was formed in 1838. Contains the 1839 tax list and a list of the heads of
households as reported in the 1840 census records along with over 60 five-generation ancestral charts and page after page of
pictures of the family members, demonstrating that many of the 2009 inhabitants of Carter County are descended from those early
settlers. This series of books will be helpful to those with ancestral ties to Carter County to build their own family history and it will
hopefully aid the seasoned researcher in rounding out their data. Even for the non-researchers, this series of books can be a
delight to search for pictures of their family or to hunt for their surname among the many names listed and explored in each volume.


"My McGinnis Family" by Sherry Lowe.

The Heritage of Carter County, Kentucky, Vol II
by the Carter County Historical & Genealogical Society
Yes this is it. The one that everyone's been waiting on. The CCH&GS has about 100 extra copies to sell. Walk-ins can purchase a copy at the Commercial Bank of Grayson, or you can order it via mail.

Carter County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1128
Grayson, KY 41143-5128

Walk-in: $57.50 + $3.45 tax
Mail orders: $57.50 + $6.00 shipping
(As usual, KY residents add an add'l $3.45 on mail orders as well

Make checks payable to "Carter County History Book"

Kentucky Birth, Marriage, and Deaths Databases,
a 3-CD set containing all births, marriages, and deaths on file in the state of Kentucky (Yes, this is the same data already available online.) Available from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA)
send a written request (with check or money order) to:

Alice Yeager
Kentucky Dept. for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
$30.00 ppd -
Ky residents add $1.80 tax

Make checks or money orders payable to Kentucky State Treasurer.

Days of Anger, Days of Tears - Underwood War and Tolliver-Martin feuds
by Juanita Blair & Fred Brown

Valley of the Shadow - Tolliver Martin feud (Available June 2000)
by Robert Sloan and Fred Brown

Smoke in the Woods, Vol I

Smoke in the Woods, Vol II

1850 Carter County Census, transcribed & indexed

Order from:
Crow's Nest Productions
210 Morehead Plaza
Morehead, KY 40351
$34.00 ppd

$12.00 ppd

$15.00 ppd

$15.00 ppd (Both for $28.00)

$20.00 ppd

All prices postpaid
KY residents please add sales tax

The Picklesimers of Eastern Kentucky
by John Wayne Picklesimer, Sr. and John Walter Picklesimer, Sr.

Hardback consisting of 384 pages, including the full name index.

Order from:
John W. Picklesimer, Sr.
2881 Middlesex Way
Lexington, Ketnucky 40503-2827
$33.00 ppd

KY residents please add $1.80 sales tax

1860 Carter County Census, transcribed
Lukas Murphy
Order From:
The East Kentuckian
134 Mills Rd.
Wilmington, Oh 45177
$20.00, plus $3.00 shipping
1870 Carter County Census, transcribed & indexed

Order From:
Rattlesnake Ridge Genealogy Group
c/o Vicki Gilbert, Tres.
8028 Grahn Road
Olive Hill, KY 41164
$25.00, plus $3.00 S & H
Bygone Bylines of Eastern Kentucky Newspapers, 277 pp, indexed
by Evelyn Jackson & Cora Newman

Order from:
P.O. Box 1544
Ashland, Kentucky 41105-1544
The Blankenships of Carter County, Kentucky - An addendum to Col. Leslie C. Blankenship's The Blankenship Family History
by C. Fred Blankenship, MD, 1905-1982, and Lee Ann Blankenship of Kent, Ohio

Order from:
Nancy Blankenship Brinly
1614 Dunbarton Wynde
Louisville, KY 40205-2778
$27.50 ppd

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