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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Florida]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Monroe_County,_Florida|Monroe County]]''
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Guide to '''Monroe County Florida genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Monroe County, Florida ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br> 
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{{Click|Image:FL_ORP.png|Florida Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Monroe County
 
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| founded year = 1823
 
| founded year = 1823
 
| founded date = July 3
 
| founded date = July 3
| seat wl = Key West
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| seat = [[Key West, Florida|Key West]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Monroe County, Florida Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Florida Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>500 Whitehead St; <br>Key West, FL 33040<br>Phone: 305.292.3540&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court and land records from 1853. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>500 Whitehead St; <br>Key West, FL 33040<br>Phone: 305.292.3540&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate and court and land records from 1853. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Florida Page 136 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823--'''Monroe County was created 3 July 1823&nbsp;from [[St. Johns County, Florida|St. Johns]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Key West <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823--'''Monroe County was created 3 July 1823&nbsp;from [[St. Johns County, Florida Genealogy|St. Johns]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Key West <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/history History of Monroe Co.,] Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project<br>-Early Settlers <br>-Martello Towers <br>-Straits of Florida <br>-Historical Resources <br>-Historical Links<br>  
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[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/history FLGenWeb Project] History of Monroe County
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for James Monroe. Key West is the county seat and the county was created July 3, 1823. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps"] (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Collier County, Florida|Collier]]  
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*[[Collier County, Florida Genealogy|Collier]]  
*[[Miami-Dade County, Florida|Miami-Dade]]
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*[[Miami-Dade County, Florida Genealogy|Miami-Dade]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=34&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=florida&sort=lastpost&order=desc&daysprune=-1 FamilySearch Query Forum]  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{FL Cemeteries Intro| Monroe}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Monroe, Florida''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=11&GScnty=359&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://beyreuth.net/flmonroe/index.html FLGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/monroe.htm FLGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/florida/monroe.htm Tombstone Project]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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*[http://floridagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=44 Florida Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Monroe%2C+Florida+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=359 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Florida&county=Monroe# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=8740&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Monroe County Cemeteries]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Florida Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Monroe County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/fl/ Interment.net] Florida cemetery records
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|Florida}}  
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{{Census|Florida}}
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*'''1783''' Spanish Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1783.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1821''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1821west.txt USGenWeb] 
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*'''1823''' Census/Tax List Index [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1823west.txt USGenWeb]
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*'''1880''' Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/1880afri.txt USGenWeb] 
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*Federal Census Information from National Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/federal.txt USGenWeb]
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*State Census Information from Florida State Archives [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/statefla.txt USGenWeb]
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*Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/census/pencensus.txt USGenWeb]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{FL Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/directories Directories at Monroe Co.], Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project
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[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/directories FLGenWeb Project] Directories of Monroe Co.  
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'''1913''' Burtz' Gainesville Directory 1913<br>
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'''1906-1907''' Key West Directory 1906-1907<br>
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'''1912''' Key West, The Old and the New 1912
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Key West and Monroe County, FLorida
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==== Immigration ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1908 - 1912''' {{RecordSearch|2421846| Florida, Knights Keys Passenger Lists, 1908-1912}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1944 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|2443942|Florida and South Carolina, Airplane Arrival Manifests, 1944-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP44 NARA Ships Passenger Lists] These passenger lists cover:
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'''1834 - 1897''' Immigration of Russians to the United States<br>
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'''1/12/1846 -12/31/1851''' Irish Famine<br>
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'''1850 - 1897''' Germans to the United States<br>
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'''1855 - 1900''' Italians to the United States
  
-Burtz' Gainesville Directory 1913<br>-Key West Directory 1906-1907<br>-Key West, The Old and the New 1912<br>-Key West and Monroe County, FLorida, 19??&nbsp;
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==== Land  ====
  
==== <br>&nbsp;Letters  ====
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{{FL Land}}
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/letters Letters Home], Monroe&nbsp;Co., The FLGenWeb Project
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==== Letters ====
  
==== [https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/maps Maps] ====
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[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/letters Letters Home], Monroe County, The FLGenWeb Project
  
==== [https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/military Military]&nbsp; ====
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==== Maps ====
  
Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project<br>
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[[Image:Flmonroe.png|400px|Flmonroe.png]]
  
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*'''1821-1997''' [http://www.mapofus.org/florida/ Maps of Florida]
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*'''1870''' Gray's Atlas Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1870gray.gif USGenWeb]
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*'''1882''' Rand McNally Panhandle Portion of State[http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/maps/1882rand.gif USGenWeb]
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*Exploring Florida, FCIT Maps [http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/index.htm University of South Florida]
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/maps Monroe Co FLGenWeb]
  
-World War I
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military.html Monroe County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/military FLGenWeb Project]<br>
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*Florida State Military Files [http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/militarystate.html USGenWeb]
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*Florida state pension records from various wars [http://usgwarchives.net/pensions/ Pension Transcriptions USGenWeb]
  
-Korean War Fatal Casualties
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== [https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/newspapers Newspapers] ====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932369|Florida Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932395|Florida Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''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)
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*'''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)
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/fla/monroe/1883pensioners.html Monroe County Pensioners on the Rolls as of January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1885 - 1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
  
-[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/newspapers/old-newspapers Old Newspapers], Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917abad.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Abad-Burnside] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917burr.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Burras-Diaz de Villegas] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917dice.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Dice-Gresty] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917grie.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Grier-Ley] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917lich.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Lichtig-Nye] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917oaaa.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames O'Brien-Robinson] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917roca.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Roca-Sturrup] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/1917suar.txt Monroe County Civilian Draft Registration, Surnames Suarez-Zuniga] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli433gmt.txt Monroe County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Abbott - Hepburn] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli434gmt.txt Monroe County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Herce - Sands] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/monroe/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli435gmt.txt Monroe County World War II Army Enlistees, Names Santana - Zarate] USGenWeb Archives)
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===== Korean War =====
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/military/korean-war/korean-war-fatal-casualties Monroe County Korean War Fatal Casualties] (FLGenWeb Project)
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*Florida Casualties in the Korean Conflict [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Korea/FL/ distantcousin.com]
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=====Vietnam War =====
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*Florida Casualties in the Vietnam War [http://distantcousin.com/Military/Vietnam/FL/ distantcousin.com]
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{FL Newspaper abstracts|Monroe}}
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/newspapers/old-newspapers FLGenWeb Project] Old Newspapers Monroe Co.
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*Early Florida Newspapers at the Florida State Library [http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/statewide/newspapers/stlibnwp.txt USGenWeb]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html U.S. Hidden Ancestors] Obituaries 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/fl/obitsfl.htm USGenWeb Obituaries Project] Obituary transcriptions from Florida counties
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== [https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/resources Resources] ====
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{{FL Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2046765|Florida Probate Records 1784-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1810 – 1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8993 Florida Wills and Probate Records 1810-1974] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{FL Tax Intro}}
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{FL History}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{FL Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth Records  =====
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*'''1880 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674799| Florida, Births and Christenings, 1880-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death Records  =====
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*'''1877 - 1939''' {{RecordSearch|1595003| Florida, Deaths, 1877-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900 - 1921''' {{RecordSearch|1674803| Florida, Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1877 - 1998''' {{RecordSearch|1946805| Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Divorce Records  =====
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*'''1927 - 2001''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8837 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index $
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===== Marriage Records  =====
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*'''1837 - 1974''' {{RecordSearch|1674804| Florida, Marriages, 1837-1974}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1830 - 1993''' {{RecordSearch|1803936| Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1830 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2397260|Florida, County Marriages, 1830-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1822 - 1875 and 1927 - 2001''' {{RecordSearch|1949340| Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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'''Monroe County Genealogical Society'''<br>21 Ventana Lane<br>Big Coppitt Key 33040<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/fl-society-archive/ Random Acts of Kindness] List of Florida Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Genealogical Societies
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp FamilySearch] Find a Family History Center
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*[http://www.myfloridahistory.org/ Florida Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flsgs/ Florida State Genealogical Society]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Key West Florida Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Key West Florida Family History Center]]  
*[[Marathon Florida Family History Center|Marathon Florida Family History Center]]
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*[[Marathon Florida Family History Center]]
  
 
==== [https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/surnames-reunions/families Surnames and Family]  ====
 
==== [https://sites.google.com/site/monroeflgw/surnames-reunions/families Surnames and Family]  ====
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*[http://beyreuth.net/flmonroe/index.html Monroe County Florida Project, Inc.]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/florida/monroe-county/ Monroe County, FL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109469224279413660242 Florida Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Monroe/ Monroe County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)[http://beyreuth.net/flmonroe/index.html <br>]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208192675888750/ Florida Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://beyreuth.net/flmonroe/index.html Monroe County FLGenWeb Project, Inc.]  
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*{{FHL|Florida%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/FL/Monroe/ Monroe County, Florida Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://sites.google.com/a/flgenweb.net/monroefl/ Monroe County, FLGenWeb Project]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/fl/toc/monroe.htm Monroe County, Florida, USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/fla/monroe/ Monroe County, Florida Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/FL/Monroe-County.htm Monroe County FL Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
 
<references />{{Florida|Florida}}  
  
[[Category:Monroe_County,_Florida]]{{Florida-stub}}
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[[Category:Florida Counties]] [[Category:Monroe_County,_Florida]]

Latest revision as of 14:35, 21 June 2017

United States
Florida
Monroe County

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

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Monroe County, Florida
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Location in the state of Florida
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Facts
Founded July 3, 1823
County Seat Key West
Courthouse
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County Information

Monroe County, Florida Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1826 1830 1826 1888

County Courthouse

Monroe County Courthouse
500 Whitehead St;
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: 305.292.3540 

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate and court and land records from 1853. [2]

History

Parent County

1823--Monroe County was created 3 July 1823 from St. Johns County.
County seat: Key West [3]

FLGenWeb Project History of Monroe County

Description

The county was named for James Monroe. Key West is the county seat and the county was created July 3, 1823. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Florida county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Florida County Boundary Maps" (1821-1997) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

The following web site may have additional information on Monroe County cemeteries.

Census

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

  • 1783 Spanish Census USGenWeb
  • 1821 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1823 Census/Tax List Index USGenWeb
  • 1880 Census African Born Blacks and Mulattos USGenWeb
  • Federal Census Information from National Archives USGenWeb
  • State Census Information from Florida State Archives USGenWeb
  • Census of Pensioners Revolutionary Military Service USGenWeb

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 Florida denominations, view the Florida Church Records wiki page.

Court

Directories

FLGenWeb Project Directories of Monroe Co.

1913 Burtz' Gainesville Directory 1913
1906-1907 Key West Directory 1906-1907
1912 Key West, The Old and the New 1912 Key West and Monroe County, FLorida

Immigration

Online Records

1834 - 1897 Immigration of Russians to the United States
1/12/1846 -12/31/1851 Irish Famine
1850 - 1897 Germans to the United States
1855 - 1900 Italians to the United States

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

Letters

Letters Home, Monroe County, The FLGenWeb Project

Maps

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Military

Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Photos

Penny Postcards from Monroe Co., The FLGenWeb Project

Probate

Probate records are held by the Monroe County, Florida Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Monroe County, Florida Genealogy Courthouse. See the wiki page Florida 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 Records

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 information see the wiki page Florida Taxation.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Monroe County, Florida 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 Florida Local Histories.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online. See also How to order Florida Vital Records

For some online statewide indexes, see the FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Florida.

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Societies and Libraries

Monroe County Genealogical Society
21 Ventana Lane
Big Coppitt Key 33040


Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Surnames and Family

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 123-139. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Florida Page 136 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Florida 04/25/2017.