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  Magoffin County Historical Society 
"Preserving Our Past for the Future"

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Our regular monthly meeting of the Magoffin Historical Society will be on:
Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 2 p.m.
In our library building located at:
191 South Church Street, Salyersville, KY

The Index to the first four volumes of the Life Along the Licking River series is now complete.  In addition
to the 163 page index, this volume five also has 300 pages of additional stories, pictures and information on the
people and history of Magoffin County.  Cost $33 by mail from the Magoffin County Historical Society,
PO Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465.
Copies of the first volumes are still available. Volume 1 covers material from the head of the Licking River
to the vicinity of Royalton, KY.  Volume 2 contains material around Royalton to Ivyton. Volume 3 has stories and pictures
of the Salyersville area from early days to the present and Volume 4 from Salyersville to Morgan Co. KY.

420 pages, soft cover, 8 x 11 inches, contains material on military men and women
with Magoffin County, Kentucky connections beginning with the surname Slusher and
continuing through Yates. Covers time period of World War I to present day.
Cost: $33 postpaid by mail from Magoffin County Historical Society,
PO Box 222
, Salyersville, KY 41465

Now printed and for sale ($33 postpaid) by the Magoffin County Historical Society, PO Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465.
The 439 page volume, 8 1/2x11 inches, soft cover with plastic overlays and ring binding, contains 410 pages of recipes,
pictures and stories with an index to recipes and contributors.  This book is one of the Sesquicentennial projects
undertaken by the historical society to celebrate Magoffin Countys 150th birthday.

Whitaker Family INDEX
more than just an index!
It is also comprised of fourteen individual articles and/or information that were not in the first four
Whitaker Family Book Volumes. Kay Bentley produced a typed listing of the Whitaker Family Books
Index by name/subject and page number for Volume I through IV.  Bob and Betty Whittaker sorted the
index alphabetically and inserted the extra material included in this new volume.
We thank Kay Bentley and Bob and Betty Whittaker for their work!

You can view and print the order form here.


Please use the links at the top and bottom of each page to travel around our site - there are links provided along the way for you to send us your comments, information, or questions. It's always a joy to hear from you!

We feel sure you will enjoy your visit here and ask that you return often to read news of what's going on at our historical society, browse the publications section to order publications that may help you in your family research. Don't forget to visit our family photo albums pages - your ancestors may be hiding there!  Don't miss our new album "Unknown Families".  You may be able to help identify some of these unknown ancestor photos.

A popular area of our site is our "Talk to Todd" section. Todd Preston is President of the Magoffin County Historical Society. He writes a regular column for the local Salyersville Independent newspaper and his columns are published in this section every week. You're sure to find his columns enjoyable and full of ancestral information. You are invited to send your inquiries regarding your Magoffin County ancestors (your "brick walls"), or simply contribute what you know about your eastern Kentucky ancestors. Your knowledge may help someone else tear down a "brick wall" of their own!

While you're browsing, please be sure to check out the membership page to learn how you can become a member of the Historical Society and receive The Journal, published quarterly and chocked full of eastern Kentucky genealogy and history. You may want to request a sample copy from a previous year for just $5.00 so that you can see how future Journals will be of benefit to your research.

Again -- Welcome!  Come back and visit often, as we are always adding new information!

The Magoffin County Historical Society Officers, Staff, and Volunteers
Salyersville, Kentucky

Contact Information

The historical society holds meetings each month on the third Sunday at 2 p.m. at the location of their historical library at 191 South Church Street in Salyersville. Everyone is welcome to attend.  The group may also be contacted by mail at Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465 or email Magoffin@foothills.net.

We check our mailbox often, waiting to hear from you with any family information or queries. Write us at the address below or call us at the number listed there.  We are honored when researchers from around the country stop in to visit or ask for help with their genealogy research, so stop by when you're in the neighborhood!

Postal address:
191 S. Church St., P.O. Box 222, Salyersville, KY 41465
Open Monday through Friday, except holidays:
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 
Saturday hours by appointment only, please call on weekdays to arrange weekend visits.
Electronic mail:
General Information, Sales, Customer Support:  magoffin@foothills.net


        Sharon Nelson Nutt


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