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Guide to '''Morgan County, Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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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#Birth|Birth]]*'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Death|Death]]*'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Morgan County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''  
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[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]  
  
[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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[http://morgancounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx 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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1822'''--Morgan County was created 7 December 1822&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd]] and [[Bath County, Kentucky|Bath ]]Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;West Liberty <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1822'''--Morgan County was created 7 December 1822&nbsp;from [[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Floyd]] and [[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bath ]]Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;West Liberty <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps"] (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.  
 
9 March 2012 - Tornadoes destroyed much of West Liberty.  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Elliott County, Kentucky|Elliott]]  
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*[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy|Elliott]]  
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Kentucky Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence]]  
*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin]]  
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Magoffin]]  
*[[Menifee County, Kentucky|Menifee]]  
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*[[Menifee County, Kentucky Genealogy|Menifee]]  
*[[Rowan County, Kentucky|Rowan]]  
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Rowan]]  
*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wolfe]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Kymorgan.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== African American Research  ====
 
==== African American Research  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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{{KY Cemeteries Intro|Morgan}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Morgan, Kentucky''' 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=19&GScnty=1076&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.org/morgan/mccemeteries.html KYGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/cemeteries.htm KYGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/morgan.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|555598|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Morgan+Kentucky&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1076 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Morgan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Morgan-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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The following web sites have additional information on Morgan county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ky/Morgan.htm Interment.net] Kentucky cemetery records by county.
  
*[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://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  
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*[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  
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
*[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.
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*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,
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*[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.
*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.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kentucky/morgan_county_cemeteries.htm Access Genealogy, Morgan County Kentucky Cemetery Records]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/cem/ Linkpendium, Morgan County Kentucky]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/mdcem.htm Morgan County Cemetery Inscriptions]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/cemeteries.htm Morgan County Cemetery Records]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/morgan.html The Tombstone Transcription Project, Morgan County Kentucky]&nbsp;
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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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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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/morgan/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Morgan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk]  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/courts/clerks/Pages/default.aspx?county=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]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/Pages/default.aspx 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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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Morgan-County-Kentucky.htm Morgan County, Kentucky Map]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Morgan-County-Kentucky.htm Morgan County, Kentucky Map]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/military.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails]<br>
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n474/mode/1up List of Revolutionary Pensioners]<br>
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===== Civil War  =====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky 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://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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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.
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=====World War I =====
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*[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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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/kentucky/morgan1.htm Morgan County Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Air Corps]
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY ~ KYGenWeb
  
 
==== 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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{KY Probate Intro}}
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*'''1774 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1727 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/montgomeryKY-a.html Will Book A: 1797-1812]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5831 Montgomery County, Kentucky Wills: 1796-1821] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
*'''1866-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 2 (1866-1963)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1866-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 2 (1866-1963)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{KY Tax Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/taxcourtrecords.html Morgan County Court and Tax Records]&nbsp;  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{KY Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/ky-vital-records/ How to order Kentucky Vital Records]
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/1870mortality.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails 1870 Mortality Schedule]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/deaths.html Morgan County Deaths]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/marriages.html Morgan County Marriages]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/vitals.html Morgan County Vital Records]  
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*'''1839-1960''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843?collectionNameFilter=false KY Births and Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*'''1852-1861''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517791}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>
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*'''1875''' - Morgan County Birth Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|C517793}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1783-1979''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849?collectionNameFilter=false KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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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*'''1852-1861''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517791}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1870''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/ken/morgan/1870mortality.html Morgan County Genealogy Trails 1870 Mortality Schedule]  
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*'''1875''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517794}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1876-1878''' - Morgan County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517795}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1973-2000''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/marriages.html Morgan County Marriages]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/vitals.html Morgan County Vital Records]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/marriage.htm USGenWeb Archives Project, Morgan County, Kentucky Marriage Index]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/morgan/marriage.htm USGenWeb Archives Project, Morgan County, Kentucky Marriage Index]  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
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*'''1843-1970''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848?collectionNameFilter=false KY Deaths and Burials] ~ KY Deaths and Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages  
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
 
*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages  
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
 
*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
 
 
*[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
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/deaths.html Morgan County Deaths]
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*'''1973-1993''' - [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Morgan County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 900; Route 1<br> West Liberty KY 41472<br><br>
  
 
*[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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/kentucky/morgan-county/ Morgan County, KY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/index.html Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy] [USGenWeb-KyGenWeb Site]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymorgan/index.html Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy] [USGenWeb-KyGenWeb Site]  
 
*[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]  
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]  
 
*[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=FamilySearch Catalog}} <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1277577228950_175" />  
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ky/morgan/ Morgan Co., Kentucky Genealogy Forum]  
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/ Morgan Co., Kentucky Genealogy Forum]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/ Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Morgan/ Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/KY/Morgan-County.htm Morgan County KY Genealogy] (Kentucky Genealogy)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:36, 28 February 2017

United States
Kentucky
Morgan County


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

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

Beginning Dates for Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
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

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

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

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

The following web sites have additional information on Morgan county cemeteries.

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

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 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 Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records


Regiments. Service men in Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Genealogy:

- 2nd Battalion, Kentucky Mounted Rifles (Confederate). Company A.
- 14th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.
World War I
World War II
Korean War

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy 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 Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1861 - Morgan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517791 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Morgan County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517792 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Morgan County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517793 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage
Death
Divorce
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Societies and Libraries

Morgan County Historical Society
PO Box 900; Route 1
West Liberty KY 41472

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.

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. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. 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.