What's New

Sunday, the 1st - Happy New Year to all Monroe County researchers - may this be your best research year ever!

Updates to Monroe County are now complete - most of the pages have been re-arranged to provide easier navigation while browsing. Additionally, all of the pages have been given new graphics: each topic and their related pages have the same set of graphics to give a more uniform look.

New items been posted:

Also, a huge note of gratitude to all who contributed Monroe County data, photographs, and articles over the last year. 

Please take a moment and visit the new pages and let us know what you think! Suggestions, comments, and questions are always welcome -- to:


Friday, 6th

Graphics changed on individual town page for easier viewing.

Corrected links for Monroe County Postmasters on Government page.

Corrected 1870 census image link.

Monday, 9th
Monday, 16th
Monday, 23rd
Updated Surname Registry Advertisement-1913 Public Auction scroll to end of page for newest ads
Dead at Dachau Advertisement-1913 Bybee Stock Sale scroll to end of page for newest ads
World War II Stories Photo of Hanging-thought to be Thomas Blue
1910 Marr School Photo Map to Greening Cemetery
1910 Bonsall School Photo Yesterday's Church News
1899 Turner School Photo Yesterday's News
New Obituaries: Mr. Turner, Catherine Bryan, Virginia Blakey, Mary Virginia Elsberry, Mary F. Elsberry, Joseph Elsbury, and Jessie Elsberry

scroll to corresponding letter file to view obit table.

Monday, 30th
A new topic has been added: an observance in February for Black History Month. Please take a moment and see our new offering:

African-Americans: Their History & Heritage in Monroe County

Currently on the page:

1850 & 1860 slave schedules/owner lists

Black census indexes for years 1870-1910

School, church, and cemetery records

Court records

As always, this will continue as a "work in progress" - if you have African-American related material, please consider sharing with others.

Feedback/comments/contributions can be emailed to me:

Thank you!