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Morgan County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Morgan County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[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&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records1911-1949, <br>marriage, probate and land records<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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[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&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records1911-1949, <br>marriage, probate and land records<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>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.
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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  ====
 
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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
  
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*[[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.  
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*[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)

Revision as of 16:20, 13 August 2012

Morgan County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 7, 1822
County Seat West Liberty
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Quick Dates

Morgan County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

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

County Clerk has birth records1911-1949,
marriage, probate and land records[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

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 Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

School records

Morgan County School Photos and Yearbooks 

Taxation

Morgan County Court and Tax Records 

Vital Records

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, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).