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Visit the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records. To place an order, write to:
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Fax: (502) 227-0032
Birth Records since 1911. Some records are available before 1911 for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport.
Death Records since 1911. Some records are available before 1911 for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport.
Marriage Records since June 1958. If the record is not available at the State office, they should be available from the County Clerks Office in the county where the license was issued.
Divorce Records since June 1958. If the record is not available at the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
For research only, the Online Kentucky Vital Records Index has deaths from 1911-1992, and marriage & divorces from 1973-1993.
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|Births | Historical |
Select a Kentucky county on this KYGenWeb site to research historical births, deaths, and marriages. Tip: Once you reach the county page, the Births link is usually on the left side.
|Death Index 1911-1986 |
Search for Kentucky deaths between 1911 and 1986 by name, place of death, or residence. Gives date of death, age, death certificate number, and location of record.
|Death Index 1987-1992 |
Search for Kentucky deaths between 1987 and 1992 by name. Gives date of death, age, gender, race, place of death, residence, death certificate number, and location of record.
|Death Records 1911-2000 |
Search for Kentucky death records between 1911 and 2000 by name, place of death, residence, or year. Gives age, place of birth, date of death, death certificate number, and location of record.
|Deaths and Obituaries (Historical) |
Use the KYKinfolk service to view historical deaths and obituaries in Kentucky. Start by selecting a county from their menu. At the county page, look to the left column for death and other vital record databases. Date ranges vary by county.
|Deaths | USGenWeb |
Search statewide in Kentucky for deaths and other vital records with this USGenWeb service.
|Divorces | 1973-1993 |
Search for Kentucky divorces between 1973 and 1993 by name of husband or wife. Gives name, race, & county of residence for husband and wife, date & county of divorce, and date & county of marriage.
|Marriages | 1973-1993 |
Search for Kentucky marriage records from 1973 to 1993 by name of bride or groom. Gives name, race, and residence of both bride and groom. Also gives date and place of marriage.
|Marriages | Historical |
Use the KYKinfolk service to find historical Kentucky marriage records. Select a county from their menu. On the next page, look for marriage and other vital record databases on the left column of their page.
|Campbell County Marriages |
Genealogy resource: marriages and marriage bonds in Alexandria and Campbell County. Covers 1795-1930.
|Hardin County Marriages |
Select MARRIAGE in the Index Type field to search the Hardin County Clerk's records for Hardin County marriage certificates.
|Harlan County Births |
Search birth, death, marriage, and census records for selected years in Harlan County.
|Kenton County Marriages |
Click on PUBLIC ACCESS and then MARRIAGE LICENSE INDEX to search the Kenton County Clerk marriage records by name or book.