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Montgomery County, Kentucky

Montgomery County was established on December 14, 1796 from Clark County. Currently the county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery (1736–1775), military general killed at the Battle of Quebec.

Currently the Montgomery County Seat is situated in Mount Sterling additionally, the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Montgomery County happen to be Bourbon County (northwest), Bath County (northeast), Menifee County (southeast), Powell County (south), Clark County (west).

Cities and towns to be found in Montgomery County comprise of Camargo, Jeffersonville, Mount Sterling.

Montgomery County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Montgomery County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

Montgomery County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Montgomery Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Montgomery County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Montgomery County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Montgomery County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the advantages of Montgomery County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of the many Kentucky citizens.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Montgomery County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or inquiring about information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of staff will help people in locating the materials, however it is up to the individual to do the researching.

The following facts indicates what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are located in Montgomery county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Fires on 4 Mar 1851 and 2 Dec 1863 destroyed many records.

  • Montgomeryd County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records (the most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgage releases, entries, warrants, surveys, mortgages, assignments, and indexes), Probate records (may include such documents as wills, estates, letters of administration, administrators, executors, probate journals, probate packets, inventories, settlements, sales, accounts, guardianship, orphans, insolvent estates, bastardy, apprentices, insanity and adoptions) and Marriage Liscenses
    • Address: 1 Court St Ste 2, Mount Sterling, KY, 40353
    • Phone: (859) 498-8700
    • Marriage Records: 1852 
    • Land Records: 1797
    • Probate Records: 1797
  • Montgomery County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Montgomery County Courthouse, 1 Court St., P.O. Box 327, Mount Sterling, KY 40353-0327
    • Phone: (859) 498-5966
    • Court Records: 1841
  • Montgomery County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
  • Montgomery County Elected Officials (
  • Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information on Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

Montgomery County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Montgomery County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Montgomery Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. KY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Montgomery Co. KY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Montgomery Co. KY Census Records

Montgomery Co. KY Cemeteries & Graveyards

Montgomery Co. KY Church & Bible Records

Montgomery Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. KY General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. KY Immigration & Naturalization

Montgomery Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. KY Military Records

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