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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[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]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Morgan County, Kentucky|Morgan County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]
  
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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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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1862, 1925--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
 
'''1862, 1925--'''Disasters destroyed most records.  
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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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| Adele  
 
| Adele  
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| Bear Wallow  
 
| Bear Wallow  
 
| Florress  
 
| Florress  
| Mima  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mima,_Kentucky Mima]
 
| Silverhill
 
| Silverhill
 
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| Blairs Mills  
 
| Blairs Mills  
 
| Gordon Ford  
 
| Gordon Ford  
| Mize  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mize,_Kentucky Mize]
 
| Smith Creek
 
| Smith Creek
 
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| Blaze  
 
| Blaze  
| Grassy Creek  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassy_Creek,_Kentucky Grassy Creek]
| Moon  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon,_Kentucky Moon]
| Stacy Fork
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacy_Fork,_Kentucky Stacy Fork]
 
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| Bonny  
 
| Bonny  
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| Straight Creek
 
| Straight Creek
 
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| Caney  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caney,_Kentucky Caney]
 
| Head of Stacy Fork  
 
| Head of Stacy Fork  
 
| Neal Valley  
 
| Neal Valley  
 
| Tarklin
 
| Tarklin
 
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| Cannel City  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannel_City,_Kentucky Cannel City]
 
| Hickory Grove  
 
| Hickory Grove  
 
| Nickell  
 
| Nickell  
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Morgan%2C+West+Liberty|subject|disp=West Liberty}}
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Morgan%2C+West+Liberty|subject|disp=West Liberty}}
 
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| Cottle  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottle,_Kentucky Cottle]
 
| Kellacey  
 
| Kellacey  
 
| Perry Bend  
 
| Perry Bend  
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| Dehart  
 
| Dehart  
| Lenox  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenox,_Kentucky Lenox]
 
| Redwine  
 
| Redwine  
| White Oak
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Oak,_Kentucky White Oak]
 
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| Dingus  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingus,_Kentucky Dingus]
 
| Liberty Road  
 
| Liberty Road  
| Relief  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relief,_Kentucky Relief]
 
| Woodsbend
 
| Woodsbend
 
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| Licking River  
 
| Licking River  
 
| Rexville  
 
| Rexville  
| Wrigley
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley,_Kentucky Wrigley]
 
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| Ebon  
 
| Ebon  
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| Yocum
 
| Yocum
 
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| Elamton  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elamton,_Kentucky Elamton]
 
| Lower Sandlick  
 
| Lower Sandlick  
 
| Road Fork  
 
| Road Fork  
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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://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/morgan.html Morgan 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;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/morgan.html Morgan 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;  
 
*[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;~&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=1076 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan 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=1076 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan 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|555598|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan 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|555598|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Morgan 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=4189&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Morgan 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=4189&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Morgan 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.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/morgan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Morgan County Kentucky Cemetery Records]  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/morgan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Morgan County Kentucky Cemetery Records]  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| 1830= 2857
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| 1840= 4603
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| 1850= 7620
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| 1860= 9237
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| 1870= 5975
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| 1880= 8455
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| 1890= 11249
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| 1900= 12792
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| 1910= 16259
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| 1920= 16518
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| 1930= 15130
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| 1940= 16827
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| 1950= 13624
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| 1960= 11056
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| 1970= 10019
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| 1980= 12103
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| 1990= 11648
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| 2000= 13948
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdcensus.htm Morgan County Census Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdcensus.htm Morgan County Census Records]  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{KY Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdchurch.htm Church Records]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdchurch.htm Church Records]&nbsp;  
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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]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{KY Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
 
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{KY History}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/wlnickel.htm Morgan County History Series]<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Morgan County Kentucky]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/wlnickel.htm Morgan County History Series]<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_County,_Kentucky Wikipedia-Morgan County Kentucky]&nbsp;  
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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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{{VAciv}}
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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  ====
 
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm  
 
*Licking Valley Courier<br>P. O. Box 187<br>West Liberty, KY 41472
 
*Licking Valley Courier<br>P. O. Box 187<br>West Liberty, KY 41472
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{{KY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations  
 
*[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.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  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~&nbsp;&nbsp; Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate  
 
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10914 Herald &amp; Stewart &amp; Halsey Funeral]  
 
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10914 Herald &amp; Stewart &amp; Halsey Funeral]  
 
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10723 Potter Funeral Home Inc.]<br>&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=10723 Potter Funeral Home Inc.]<br>&nbsp;
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1866-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 2 (1866-1963)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== School records  ====
 
==== School records  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]&nbsp;  
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{KY Vital Intro}}
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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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===== Unsorted  =====
  
 
*[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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*[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]  
 
*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
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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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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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
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Revision as of 03:08, 8 July 2013

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Founded December 7, 1822
County Seat West Liberty
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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

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

Land

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

Local histories are available for Morgan County, Kentucky. 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

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Morgan County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Morgan County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. 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.

School records

Morgan County School Photos and Yearbooks 

Taxation

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.

Morgan County Court and Tax Records 

Vital Records

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 Morgan County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Morgan County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky 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.