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Guide to '''Monroe County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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Guide to '''Monroe County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Monroe County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ Monroe Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Monroe_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state_map = Kentucky.png
 
| founded year = 1820
 
| founded date = January 19
 
| seat wl = Tompkinsville
 
}}
 
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Birth|Birth]]*'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Land|'''Land''']]</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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<center>{{Click|image:KY_ORP.png|Kentucky_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1820</center>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1863</center>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1861</center>
 
 
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
 
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|organized= January 19, 1820
[http://www.monroecounty.ky.gov/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 188<br>Tompkinsville, KY 42167<br>Phone: 270.487.5505<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county seat= Tompkinsville
 
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|parent county= [[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]], [[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History  ==
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|variant spellings=
<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
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|county1= [[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Allen]]
==== Parent County  ====
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|county2= [[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]
 
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|county3= [[Clay County, Tennessee Genealogy|Clay (TN)]]
'''1820'''--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820&nbsp;from [[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]] and [[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Tompkinsville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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|county4= [[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]
 
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|county5= [[Macon County, Tennessee Genealogy|Macon (TN)]]
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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|county6= [[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Metcalfe]]</br><center>[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
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|county7=
For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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|county8=
 
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|county9=
==== Record Loss  ====
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|county10=
 
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|county courthouse= [[File:Monroe County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|200px]]
'''1863, 1887--'''Disasters destroyed most records.
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|county location in state= [[Image:Monroe_County_svg.png|185x185px]]
 
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|adoption= <center>{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}</center>
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<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>
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== County Information ==
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KY Courthouse Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Monroe County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 188<br>Tompkinsville, KY 42167<br>Phone: 270-487-5505<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>[http://www.monroecounty.ky.gov/ Monroe County Website]
  
{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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=== Monroe County, Kentucky Record Dates  ===
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{{KY Record Dates Intro|Monroe}}
| Akersville
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
| Freetown
 
| Mount Hermon
 
|-
 
| Blythe
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Monroe%2C+Gamaliel|subject|disp=Gamaliel}}
 
| Mud Lick
 
|-
 
| Boles
 
| Grandview
 
| Otia
 
|-
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugtussle,_Kentucky Bugtussle]
 
| Gum Tree
 
| Persimmon
 
|-
 
| Coe
 
| Harlan Crossroads
 
| Raydure
 
|-
 
| Cyclone
 
| Hestand
 
|[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2481412?availability=Family%20History%20Library Pikesville]
 
 
|-
 
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| Emberton
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
| Jeffrey
 
| Rockbridge
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Flippin
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| Lamb
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| Sulphur Lick
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Forkton
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| Martinsburg
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0"
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1863
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1861
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
|-
 
|-
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Monroe%2C+Tompkinsville|subject|disp=Tompkinsville}}
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
 
|}
 
|}
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=== Record Loss ===
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{|
 
|-
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Run,_Kentucky Fountain Run]
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|  
| Meshack
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'''1863, 1887--'''Disasters destroyed most records.<br><br>
| Vernon
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{{Fire+}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KY Boundary Changes Intro|Monroe}}
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{|
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*'''1820'''--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820&nbsp;from [[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]] and [[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' Tompkinsville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
*[[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy|Allen]]
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|}
*[[Barren County, Kentucky Genealogy|Barren]]
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay County, Tennessee]]
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{{KY Populated Places Intro|Monroe}}
*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy|Cumberland]]
 
*[[Macon County, Tennessee|Macon County, Tennessee]]
 
*[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Metcalfe]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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* Akersville
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* Blythe
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* Boles
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugtussle,_Kentucky Bugtussle]
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* Coe
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* Cyclone
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* Emberton
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* Flippin
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* Forkton
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Run,_Kentucky Fountain Run]
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Freetown
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Monroe%2C+Gamaliel|subject|disp=Gamaliel}}
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* Grandview
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* Gum Tree
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* Harlan Crossroads
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* Hestand
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* Jeffrey
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* Lamb
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* Martinsburg
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* Meshack
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| valign="top" width="20%"|
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* Mount Hermon
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* Mud Lick
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* Otia
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* Persimmon
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2481412?availability=Family%20History%20Library Pikesville]
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* Raydure
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* Rockbridge
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* Sulphur Lick
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* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Monroe%2C+Tompkinsville|subject|disp=Tompkinsville}}
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* Vernon
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|}
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Monroe}}
  
[[Image:Kymonroe.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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== Resources ==
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{{KY Resources Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== African American Research  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KY Bible Intro|Monroe}}
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
 
  
==== Biographies  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KY Business Records Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%"
 
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
 
 
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/monroe.html Monroe Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project]&nbsp; usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1074 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Monroe County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|701945|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Monroe County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4185&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Monroe County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1074&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|701945|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1074 Findagrave.com]
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ KYGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Monroe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/monroe/toc.html Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Monroe County, Kentucky''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  
 
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/monroe.html Tombstone Project]  
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1074&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ KYGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/ky/monroe/toc.html Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/monroe.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Monroe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.kyhistory.org/cemetery.asp Kentucky Cemeteries]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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* {{FHL|701945|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Monroe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1074 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Monroe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Kentucky Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
|}
 
|}
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&nbsp;
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*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/monroe.html Monroe Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project]&nbsp; usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online], Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
 +
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness], Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 +
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 +
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1074 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Monroe County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|701945|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Monroe County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4185&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Monroe County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KY Census Intro|Monroe}}
  
 
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{{Census|Kentucky}}  
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions 1850-1930], USGenWeb
*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm Census Images], USGenWeb
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ KY Census Online], Links to online census records
*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
 
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KY Church Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{KY Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory], ChurchAngel
 
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]  
 
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
==== Court ====
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{KY Court Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
+
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Land ====
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{KY Directories Intro|Monroe}}
 +
 
 +
=== Emigration and Immigration ===
 +
{{KY Emigration Intro|Monroe}}
 +
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{KY Ethnic Groups Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{KY Land}}  
+
==== African Americans ====
 +
{{KY African Americans Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
+
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
 +
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips], Hangings in Kentucky 1792-1900
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{KY Funeral Homes Intro|Monroe}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{KY Genealogies Intro|Monroe}}
 +
 
 +
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{KY Guardianship Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{KY Land Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{KY History}}
+
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx The KY Land Office]
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{KY Histories Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Maps  ====
+
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]  
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
+
{{KY Maps Intro|Monroe}}
 +
[[Image:Kymonroe.png|thumb|right|400px]]
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
==== Military  ====
+
=== Migration ===
 +
{{KY Migration Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{KY Military Intro|Monroe}}
  
=====Civil War=====
+
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
'''Online Records'''
+
==== Civil War ====
 +
{{KY Civil War Intro|Monroe}}
 +
'''Online Records
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
+
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
+
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
+
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=====World War I=====
+
==== World War I ====
 +
{{KY World War I Intro|Monroe}}
 +
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY]
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
+
==== Korean War ====
 +
{{KY Korean War Intro|Monroe}}
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
=====Korean War=====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{KY Naturalization Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
+
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{KY Newspapers Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
+
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php USNPL, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html World-Newspapers, Kentucky], Kentucky newspaper index with links
 +
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]
  
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
+
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{KY Obituaries Intro|Monroe}}
  
*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
+
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]  
+
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
+
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 +
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
 +
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
 +
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 +
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 +
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 +
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}  
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{KY Other Records Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
+
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards], USGenWeb
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
+
=== Periodicals ===
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
+
{{KY Periodicals Intro|Monroe}}
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
 
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
  
==== Probate ====
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KY Probate Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{KY Probate Intro}}
+
'''Online Probate Records
  
'''Online Probate Records'''  
+
*'''1727-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 +
*'''1774-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
 +
*'''1861-1946''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1861-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
+
=== School Records ===
*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
+
{{KY Schools Intro|Monroe}}
*'''1861-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1861-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
+
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{KY Tax Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{KY Tax Intro}}
+
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records],  Ancestry ($)
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{KY Vital Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
+
==== Birth ====
 +
{{KY Birth Intro|Monroe}}
  
<br>  
+
*'''1839-1960''' – {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1852-1860''' - Monroe County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517771}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
 +
*'''1874''' - Monroe County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517772}} at FamilySearch - free
 +
*'''1875''' - Monroe County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517773}} at FamilySearch - free
 +
*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
  
===== Birth  =====
+
==== Marriage ====
 +
{{KY Marriage Intro|Monroe}}
 +
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 +
*'''1785-1979''' – {{RecordSearch|1674849|Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1852-1860''' - Monroe County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517771}} at FamilySearch - free
 +
*'''1875''' - Monroe County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517774}} at FamilySearch - free
 +
*'''1876-1878''' - Monroe County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517775}} at FamilySearch - free
 +
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
 +
*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
  
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
+
==== Death ====
*'''1852-1860''' - Monroe County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|C517771}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
+
{{KY Death Intro|Monroe}}
*'''1874''' - Monroe County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517772}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1875''' - Monroe County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517773}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
  
===== Marriage  =====
+
*'''1843-1970''' – {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch
 +
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
 +
*{{RecordSearch|1202535| The Social Security Death Index }} - Searchable
 +
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
 +
==== Divorce ====
 +
{{KY Divorce Intro|Monroe}}
  
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
+
*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973-1993], University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
*'''1852-1860''' - Monroe County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch {{IGI|M517771}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1875''' - Monroe County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517774}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
 
*'''1876-1878''' - Monroe County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517775}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
  
===== Death =====
+
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{KY Research Facilities Intro|Monroe}}
  
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
+
=== Archives ===
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
+
{{KY Archives Intro|Monroe}}
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
  
===== Divorce  =====
+
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
+
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 +
*[[Tompkinsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
+
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{KY Libraries Intro|Monroe}}
  
'''Monroe County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>200 N Magnolia St<br>Tompkinsville, KY 42167<br><br>
+
=== Museums ===
 +
{{KY Museums Intro|Monroe}}
  
'''South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 157<br>Glasgow, KY 42142-0157<br><br>
+
== Societies ==
 +
{{KY Societies Intro|Monroe}}
  
 +
*'''Monroe County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>200 N Magnolia St<br>Tompkinsville, KY 42167
 +
*'''South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 157<br>Glasgow, KY 42142-0157
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
+
== Websites ==
 +
{{KY Websites Intro|Monroe}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/monroe-county/ Monroe County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
+
*[http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ Monroe County KYGenWeb]
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/KY/Monroe_County Monroe County USGenWeb Archives]&nbsp;
*[[Tompkinsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
+
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
+
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
== Websites  ==
+
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives]
 
+
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/monroe-county/ Monroe County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
+
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Monroe/ Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ Monroe County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/KY/Monroe_County Monroe County USGenWeb Archives]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Monroe/ Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Monroe-County.htm Monroe County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Monroe-County.htm Monroe County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|195550|Kentucky|Monroe}}. Free - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 +
== Research Guides ==
 +
{{KY Research Guides Intro|Monroe}}
  
== References ==
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== References ==
 +
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
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Revision as of 12:18, 17 May 2018

Guide to Monroe County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Tompkinsville
Organized: January 19, 1820
Parent County(s): Barren, Cumberland[1]
Neighboring Counties
Allen  • Barren  • Clay (TN)  • Cumberland  • Macon (TN)  • Metcalfe
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Monroe County Courthouse
PO Box 188
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: 270-487-5505[2]
Monroe County Website

Monroe County, Kentucky Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1852 1852 1852 1863 1861 1820
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1863, 1887--Disasters destroyed most records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1820--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820 from Barren and Cumberland Counties.  
  • County seat: Tompkinsville[3]

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Monroe County, Kentucky:

  • Freetown
  • Gamaliel
  • Grandview
  • Gum Tree
  • Harlan Crossroads
  • Hestand
  • Jeffrey
  • Lamb
  • Martinsburg
  • Meshack

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Monroe County, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18305,340
18406,52622.2%
18507,75618.8%
18608,55110.3%
18709,2318.0%
188010,74116.4%
189010,9892.3%
190013,05318.8%
191013,6634.7%
192014,2144.0%
193013,077−8.0%
194014,0707.6%
195013,770−2.1%
196011,799−14.3%
197011,642−1.3%
198012,3536.1%
199011,401−7.7%
200011,7563.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21171.txt

For tips on accessing Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the African American Resources for Kentucky and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Korean War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Monroe County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Monroe County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Monroe County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Monroe County. For state-wide library facilities, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Monroe County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Kentucky Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.