The next regular meeting of the Magoffin County
will be held on:
September 17, 2017,
at 2 p.m.
In our Genealogy Library located at:
191 South Church Street, Salyersville, KY
at 2:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend!
Prologue of the Howards of Eastern Kentucky
This book is 345 pages and is eleven years of research by Bob Whittaker and Jesse Buckwalter. The research was done in libraries, archives and historical/genealogical societies in Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. The book includes documentation and annotation of sources. Where conclusions were made from overwhelming evidence, the evidence is provided. Little was known about the Eastern Kentucky Howard ancestry, therefore speculation began and over time this became fact. A section of the book is "What was not found" and addresses the unproven Howard ancestry. This book picks up from the 1985
HOWARDS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY published by the MCHS and traces the Howard ancestors back to the original immigrant Matthew Howard, Gentleman of Virginia.
SALUTE TO VETERANS
Additional material received since publication of first 6 volumes plus
index to all volumes (names of veterans, spouses and parents) 322 pages
and info plus 121 pages index (names of veterans, spouses, and parents -
covers all 7 volumes)
Description of other volumes:
Volume One: Pictures and information on Veterans with Magoffin Co.
connections from -A- through the surname Combs
Volume Two: Pictures and information on Veterans with Magoffin Co.
connections from surname Conley through surname of Hicks
Volume Three: Pictures and information on Veterans with Magoffin
connections from surname of Higgins through surname of Maynard
Volume Four: Pictures and information on Veterans with Magoffin Co. KY
connections from surname of McCarty through surname of Profitt
Volume Five: Pictures and information on Veterans with Magoffin Co.
connections from surname of Puckett through surname of Slone
Volume Six: Pictures and information on Veterans with Magoffin Co.
connections from surname of Slusher through surname of Yates
Please specify volume number(s) wanted
You can view and print the order form
FIVE – LIFE ALONG THE LICKING RIVER - INDEX and More!
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.
YEARS OF COOKING IN MAGOFFIN COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Now printed and for sale ($33 postpaid)
by the Magoffin County Historical Society,
PO Box 222,
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
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
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.
thank Kay Bentley and Bob and Betty Whittaker for their work!
You can view and print the order form
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We feel sure you
will enjoy your visit here and ask that you return often to read
of what's going on at our historical society, browse the
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.
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
help someone else tear down a "brick wall" of their own!
browsing, please be sure to check out the
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.
Welcome! Come back and visit often, as we are always adding new information!
County Historical Society Officers, Staff, and Volunteers
- Contact Information
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
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
- 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
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