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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Morgan_County,_Kentucky|Morgan County]]''
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Guide to '''Morgan County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Morgan_County,_Kentucky|Morgan County]]''
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== Quick Dates ==
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Morgan County's civil records start the following years:
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.morgancounty.ky.gov/ Morgan County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;450 Prestonburg Street<br> PO Box 26; <br>West Liberty, KY 41472-1162<br> Phone: 606.743.3949<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan 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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[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1862, 1925--'''Disasters destroyed most records.
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'''1862, 1925--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
  
9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.
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9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymorgan.png|thumb|right|400px|Kymorgan.png]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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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;
  
 
==== Bible  ====
 
==== Bible  ====
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/morgan/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Morgan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/morgan/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Morgan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ky/morgan/courts.htm Morgan County Court Records]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/courts.htm Morgan County Court Records]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]  
 
*[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 KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky  
*http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n474/mode/1up List of Revelutionary Pensioners]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/military.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails]<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/morgan1.htm Morgan County Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Air&nbsp;Corps]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n474/mode/1up List of Revelutionary Pensioners]<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/military.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails]<br>[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/morgan1.htm Morgan County Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Air&nbsp;Corps]
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===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]. Company A.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.
  
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1866-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 2 (1866-1963)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== School records  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517791}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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>
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*'''1874''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517792}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517793}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1852-1861''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517791}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1875''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1876-1878''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517795}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/morgan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project, Morgan County]&nbsp;<br>**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/vitals/marriages/m1857.txt Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky 1821-1882]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/marriages/kentucky/morgan.htm Kentucky Marriage Project, Morgan County]&nbsp;<br>**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/vitals/marriages/m1857.txt Marriage Records of Morgan County, Kentucky 1821-1882]  
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*Morgan County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 900; Route 1<br>West Liberty KY 41472
 
*Morgan County Historical Society<br>P.O. Box 900; Route 1<br>West Liberty KY 41472
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[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://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.  
 
*[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+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277577228950_175" />
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277577228950_175" />  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/morgan/ Morgan Co., Kentucky Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/morgan/ Morgan Co., Kentucky Genealogy Forum]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/ Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/ Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Revision as of 17:26, 29 March 2013

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Guide to Morgan County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Morgan County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 7, 1822
County Seat West Liberty
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Morgan County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1823 1852 1830 1846 1866
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Morgan County Courthouse
 450 Prestonburg Street
PO Box 26;
West Liberty, KY 41472-1162
Phone: 606.743.3949[1]

History

Parent County

1822--Morgan County was created 7 December 1822 from Floyd and Bath Counties.  County seat: West Liberty [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862, 1925--Disasters destroyed most records.

9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adele Fannin Middle Fork Sellars
Bear Wallow Florress Mima Silverhill
Blairs Mills Gordon Ford Mize Smith Creek
Blaze Grassy Creek Moon Stacy Fork
Bonny Greear Murphyfork Straight Creek
Caney Head of Stacy Fork Neal Valley Tarklin
Cannel City Hickory Grove Nickell Twentysix
Caskey Fork (hist.) Holliday Oak Hill Upper Sandlick
Caskey Settlement Index Ophir Upper White Oak Creek
Cindas Creek Jeptha Panama Vance Fork
Cisco Jericho Payton War Creek
Coffee Creek Jones Creek Pekin West Liberty
Cottle Kellacey Perry Bend Wheel Rim
Crockett Leisure Pomp Wheelrim Fork
Dehart Lenox Redwine White Oak
Dingus Liberty Road Relief Woodsbend
Ditney School (hist.) Licking River Rexville Wrigley
Ebon Lost Creek Right Fork Yocum
Elamton Lower Sandlick Road Fork Zag
Elkfork Malone Rockhouse
Elna Matthew Rush Branch
Ezel Maytown Salem

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

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

Bible

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc.

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,857
18404,60361.1%
18507,62065.5%
18609,23721.2%
18705,975−35.3%
18808,45541.5%
189011,24933.0%
190012,79213.7%
191016,25927.1%
192016,5181.6%
193015,130−8.4%
194016,82711.2%
195013,624−19.0%
196011,056−18.8%
197010,019−9.4%
198012,10320.8%
199011,648−3.8%
200013,94819.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21175.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Morgan County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Morgan County, Kentucky:

- 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company A.
- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

School records

Morgan County School Photos and Yearbooks 

Taxation

Morgan County Court and Tax Records 

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Morgan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517791 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Morgan County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517792 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Morgan County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517793 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517791 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517794 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Morgan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517795 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morgan 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 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.