- Category: Resources
- Published on Monday, 20 February 2012 12:39
- Written by Katy Hestand
The following resources are available for Monroe county. Some of them are actual books and some are links, while others will just tell you where to go.
The first place you would look is the census. Note: the 1790 census for Kentucky was burned by the British in the War of 1812. There is a reconstructed Census for 1790 at ancestry.com
After I go through the census for each person, I then take them individually and see if I can find more information about them. I use google to do a search and see if there are any websites where the ancestor is mentioned and I make note of all the same name persons that I find. This will either rule them out or it will prove that a person is the one I'm looking for. I also like to use the search engine on USGenWeb to see if I can locate my subject anywhere else.
Once I think I have my search pretty well narrowed down, I will see if I can find a death certificate for them. They died later than they were born, so the chances of finding that death certificate is better than finding a birth certificate, especially if you are seeking somebody that died more than 100 years ago.
You may have to go so far as searching church records, tax records, deeds, etc. to find out anything about you ancestor, other than the census.