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New Publications

As we add new volumes they will be listed here at the top of the list so that you can quickly see what is new. This page was last updated 19 May 2018.

Hart, Metcalfe and Monroe County KY Masonic Lodge Memberships 1878-1922 Various Dates.

Over 6,500 names shown. 148 pages including surname index. $25.00 or $15.00 as an e-book (PDF) file.

Kentucky Memories Volume 2 By Sandi.

A continuation at my look on old-time memories of many things. Humor, facts, and sometime opinions of the author. Topics include Life Down on the Farm (Harvest Dinners, Soey Soey, A Short Study of Milch Cows, After the Milking, Real Spam, Scrapple & SOS); How We Amused Ourselves (The Magic Lantern, The Circus Barkers Grow Quiet, Glory Boxes & Milk Filter Dolls, We Read a Lot of Comics, Saturday Was Spent At the Movies, Movies 1930-1940's, Vacationing, Sleeping On the Road, The State Fair, Marbles); A Look At Things That Were (Candy We Loved in the 1950's, Fads of the 1960's & 1970's, Dancing in the 1920-1970's, Miss Jones Take a Letter, The Corner Grocery Store, Making Music, Remembering the March of Dimes, Those Little Bundles of Joy, Oh, Those Cold Winter Nights and the Walks to the Outhouse), A Look At the Major Holidays and How Celebrated), The Seasons, War Time (The Great Snow Ball Fight, Salute to the Branches of the Military, Angels in White, Strange Looking Soldiers and Spies Galore, Remembering the USO, WWII Rationing, Victory Gardens); Kentucky Lives (The Long Ago in Kentucky (Trek to Kentucky, Men, Women & Children, First School, Log Rollers, Packhorse Librarians, The Kentucky Wagon). Many illustrations and photographs. 132 pages. Printed copy is $20., e-book is $15.00

Barren County KY Masonic Lodge Memberships 1878-1922 Various Dates.

Every year county Lodges would submit their membership lists and names of officers to the Grand Lodge in Louisville. These were published yearly by the Grand Lodge. The following Lodges reported during this time period: Allen Lodge, Three Springs, Cave City, Rocky Hill, H. B. Grant, Hiseville, Austin and Glasgow Junction. The years vary as to reports submitted for each Lodge. There are over 4,000 names shown which includes the officers, Master Masons, Deaths and various Masonic categories, some duplications where shown with a full name and then with initials. Transcribed from a typed copy of the originals. 85 pages including full-name index. $20.00 or $12.00 as an e-book (PDF) file.

Barren County Slave History 1799-1866.

During the sad history of slavery, Barren County like other counties had slaves that were born, worked for a white master and died. Often their names are never known, lost in history. In this book I have attempted to give them voices. The book is in 3 parts: Part 1 is taken from Will Books 1-3 and Inventories and Estates records from 1799 through emancipation. Shown is the date the will was written, names of the slaves and disposition of them. Part 2 is taken from the Vital Statistics 1851-1866 which shows the name of the slave, owner, date of birth and death age with some mothers named. Part 3 is during the Civil War when slaves could enlist in the Union cause and thus gain their freedom with the slave owner being compensated for the loss of their service. In this listing is the name, unit served in, physical description, occupation, when enlisted and location. Approximately 777 slaves are shown with recommendations of further resource sources. 110 pages including a full-name index. $25.00 for paper version, $17.00 as an e-book.

Blood Runs in the Barrens Volume II - Murder and Mayhem 1870-1940.

169 articles taken from many newspapers across America. There are murders, arson, robberies, bigamy, jail breaks, husbands poisoning wives, suicides, moonshiners, counterfeiters, hangings, brotherly hate and many more. This primarily covers Barren County but there is a goodly number of articles for Metcalfe and Monroe County also. 61 pages plus full-name index. $20 printed version or $12.00 as an e-book.

Barren County KY Physicians 1799-1930.

A detailed look at the physicians, dentists, medical students, midwives, nurses and other medical personnel who served the county. Taken from over 45,000 death certificates, funeral home records, family trees and medical records, this book contains citations on 199 physicians and over 60 others. Information varies but can include parents' names, spouses' name, children, medical training, biographical information, dates of birth and death, burial locations, census data and includes many photographs. 98 pages with full-name index and additional information. $25.00 paper version; $15.00 as an e-book. The e-book version is 13mb in size; if you cannot accept that large a file so indicate and it will be sent via Drop Box.

Barren County Undertakers 1880-1930.

This is a look at those individuals who served as undertakers over the years. Information is taken from the 1880 census and reading 6,775 death certificates. Information is shown on every undertaker with photos on many, newspaper ads and family information when found. Primary information starts in 1911 when Kentucky authorized the recording of birth and death certificates. Shown is the name of the undertaker, the years they practiced, location in the county where they lived, some obituaries. Another section shows the names of hundreds of neighbors, friends or family who undertook the responsibility of undertaker and years they so did. There is also a look back at undertaking establishments and practices in burials in this time frame. 36 pages with full-name index. $15.00 printed or $10.00 as e-book. (PDF file).

Barren County Will Book Index 1799-1954.

An alphabetical listing of all the wills for this time period. Also includes those dying intestate 1799-1835 when separate books were not kept for all the required forms. Each entry shows the name of the deceased, will book where the will can be found and page number. Taken from the will index book maintained by the Barren County Clerk's office. $20.00 printed version or $15.00 as e-book (PDF file).

The Travelling Church.

Originally published in 1891 by George W. Ranck. 500-600 people begin a 3-month journey from Spotsylvania, VA to the Wilderness of Kentucky. With Rev. Lewis Craig and other ministers leading, they embarked on the mission of starting Baptist Churches in KY. Old, young, children and infants, free and slave, horses, oxen, chickens; all headed to the "Promised Land," leaving family and friends behind. What they endured en-route causes we in the 21st Century to shudder in disbelief. Deaths, Indian attacks, the Cumberland Mountains, winter weather, miles with no civilization in sight. This is the story of their journey in 1781. 28 pages including full-name index, biographies of some of the individuals cited, a large map of their journey and illustrations, many in color. $10.00 for paper version; $7.00 as an e-book.

Daniel Curd Early Barren County Surveys, 1799.

Daniel Curd was our first County Surveyor and his actual surveys have been long missing. This book contains images of the original surveys with the plat maps. In 1799 our county was just formed and there were 240 surveys entered. Each entry contains full information as to property lines, neighboring land, chain carriers and a plat of the survey. This book does not contain an index due to its size. It will be available as an e-file (PDF) only; the size is 51mb. If printed, top and bottom lines of the page will be cut off. It can be downloaded to you. The writing is clear and the pages easy to read. It will be sent via Drop Box where you can download it. $25.00.

Daniel Curd Early Barren County Surveys, 1800-1805.

Continuation of the above. This book covers all the surveys during this time frame and contains the same information. There are 234 surveys shown, not indexed. It will be sent via Drop Box, it is 41mb in size. You may then download to your computer. $25.00

Daniel Curd Early Barren County Surveys, 1805 through 1807.

Continuation of the above. This book covers all the surveys during this time frame and contains the same information. There are 274 surveys shown, not indexed. It will be sent via Drop Box, it is 62mb in size. You may then download to your computer. $25.00

Daniel Curd Early Barren County Surveys, 1808 through 1814.

Continuation of the above. This book covers all the surveys during this time frame and contains the same information. There are 152 surveys shown, not indexed but as all, contains a listing of the surveys done and shows the page # where found. It will be sent via Drop Box, it is 46mb in size. You may then download to your computer. $25.00

Daniel Curd Surveys 1815.

This was a very busy year in Barren County. 154 surveys are shown during this year. Only available as an e-book sent via Drop Box. $25.00

Daniel Curd Surveys 1816, 1821-1823.

There were no entries for 1817-1820 although page numbering was consistent. 192 surveys. Only available as an e-book sent via Drop Box. $25.00

Daniel Curd Surveys 1824-1834 with also 1866-1868, 1870-1871, 1873-1878, 1880-1883, 1887, 1891, 1893, 1900, 1906 and 1908.

The number of surveys done during these dates were 211 and are scattered and some only have 1-2 entries per year after 1883. Other surveyors have replaced Daniel Curd in the newer ones. Only available as an e-book sent via Drop Box. $25.00

Special pricing: When ordering all 7 files of this valuable information, $150.

Statenfield Sabbath School 1892-1898 Barren Co.

This little book, courtesy of the Dept. of Special Collections, WKU, is likely one of a kind. It is the transcription of a small African-American "Sabbath School" or Sunday School from 1892-1898. Statenfield Church housed a regular school also but these are the rare records of their Sabbath School. The dates are sometimes not shown, some are out of order and the writing is sometimes hard to decipher. Spelling is shown as interpreted. Each meeting shown gives the songs sung, Scripture readings, lessons and attendance. Added to this I have included the 1896 public school record of students with ages, parents/guardians and also the names of burials at the cemetery close to the church. Only 22 pages including a full-name index. $10.00 printed or $5.00 as an e-book (PDF file).

Little Hope Baptist Church Minutes, Barren County, 1870-1898, 1903-1922.

This manuscript was originally copied by the late Kenneth H. Lee. This church, formed in 1842, is close to the Edmonson County line and its members came from both counties. Not every meeting was shown; apparently there were scattered minutes or Mr. Lee was abstracting for names and events. Unlike many church minute books, this one is more detailed in the people who joined, left, were excluded or died. There are several membership lists and an entire section on obituaries of the members which show much information. Some of the major families included Berry, Coats, Davis, Doyel/Doyle, Furlong, Gardner, McDaniel, Nevill(e), Poynter, Reynolds and Vance. There are approximately 1800 names in the full-name index.Some information is given about the church before the minutes begin, the Little Hope Cemetery and Little Hope School. 49 pages. $15.00 printed or $7.00 as an e-book.

Barren Co Tax Records 1799-1817 and 1819, Surnames A through D.

This will be the first volume in a series of tax records which will, when finished, replace my old series of 3 volumes that covered separate time frames. The reader can now trace their ancestor from the first time they were taxed in the county through their last appearance in this time frame. The names are presented alphabetically in chronological order through the years. The earliest years show the name, the number of white males over 21 and white males over 16. In the next records, the number of male slaves and horses are added and the location of the land. The newest records show all this plus the number of acres taxed. Those who did not own land are also shown as they were taxed also. I have attempted to put the variant spellings of surnames together as spellings varied year by year. There are over 8,150 names shown. There are no extant records for 1818. 163 pages. $25.00 for printed version or $20.00 as an e-book (PDF file).

Barren Co. Tax Records 1799-1817 and 1819, Surnames E through K.

This is the second volume in a series of tax records which will, when finished, replace my old series of 3 volumes that covered separate time frames. Same format as the first volume; 165 pages. $25.00 for printed version or $20.00 as an e-book.

Barren Co. Tax Records 1799-1817 and 1819, Surnames L through R.

This is the third volume in a series of tax records which will, when finished, replace my old series of 3 volumes that covered separate time frames. Same format as the first two volumes; 150 pages. $25.00 for printed version or $20.00 as an e-book.

Barren Co. Tax Records 1799-1817 and 1819, Surnames S through Z.

This is the fourth volume in a series of tax records which replaces my old series of 3 volumes that covered separate time frames. Same format as the first three volumes; 125 pages. $25.00 for printed version or $20.00 as an e-book.

Barren Co. Tax Records 1799-1817 and 1819.

This is a master listing of all the above 4 volumes, A-Z , 591 pages, in e-book format, $50.00

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes 1973-2016.

All 6 Volumes. All 44 years have now been combined into one file - 1973-2016, 697 pages If purchased this way, the price is $65.00. This is a 47mb file and will be sent by Drop Box. This combined file is available only as an e-book.

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes 2010-2016.

Volume 6. Last in a series which covers the table of contents for each four issues per year, followed by a surname index of the names cited in that year's issues. 84 pages. $18.00 printed or $12.00 as e-book (PDF file).

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes 2002-2009.

Volume 5. Fifth in a series which covers the table of contents for each four issues per year, followed by a surname index of the names cited in that year's issues. Formed in 1973, the earliest issues covered many counties in South Central KY. 115 pages. $18.00 printed or $12.00 as e-book (PDF file).

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes 1995-2001.

Volume 4. Fourth in a series which covers the table of contents for each four issues per year, followed by a surname index of the names cited in that year's issues. Formed in 1973, the earliest issues covered many counties in South Central KY. 124 pages. $18.00 printed or $12.00 as e-book (PDF file).

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes

Volume 3 - 1988 through 1994. The next seven years. Beginning in 1990 and on, the indexes are full-name. 105 pages. $18.00 printed or $12.00 as e-book (PDF file).

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes 1982-1987.

Volume 2. Second in a series which covers the table of contents for each four issues per year, followed by a surname index of the names cited in that year's issues. Formed in 1973, the earliest issues covered many counties in South Central KY. 136 pages. $18.00 printed or $12.00 as e-book (PDF file). Note: this book in e-book format is 14mb. It will be provided to you via a Dropbox link (see below).

DropBox allows the transfer of files that are too large to email. A link is automatically entered in the email notice I send you, and you only have to click on the link to download the file to your computer.

"Traces" - Barren Co KY Historical Society Quarterlies, Table of Contents and Indexes 1973-1981.

Volume 1. First in a series which covers the table of contents for each four issues per year, followed by a surname index of the names cited in that year's issues. Formed in 1973, the earliest issues covered many counties in South Central KY. 147 pages. $18.00 printed or $12.00 as e-book (PDF file).