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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Monroe County, Kentucky|Monroe County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Monroe County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Monroe County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[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 Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Monroe County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugtussle,_Kentucky Bugtussle]
 
| Gum Tree  
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Run,_Kentucky Fountain Run]
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[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;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/Monroe.html Monroe Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] 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://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://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  
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*[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://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://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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*[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.  
 
*[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,  
 
*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 [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library 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.
 
*[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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1861-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1861-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[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]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Tompkinsville Kentucky Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ Monroe County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/monroe/ Monroe County KYGenWeb]  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/monroe/monroe.html Monroe County USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[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://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://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  

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Monroe County, Kentucky
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Founded January 19, 1820
County Seat Tompkinsville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Monroe County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1820
1863
1861
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Monroe County Courthouse
PO Box 188
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: 270.487.5505[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820 from Barren and Cumberland Counties.  County seat: Tompkinsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

'1863, 1887--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Akersville Freetown Mount Hermon
Blythe Gamaliel Mud Lick
Boles Grandview Otia
Bugtussle Gum Tree Persimmon
Coe Harlan Crossroads Raydure
Cyclone Hestand Rockbridge
Emberton Jeffrey Sulphur Lick
Flippin Lamb Tompkinsville
Forkton Martinsburg Vernon
Fountain Run Meshack

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

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 census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).