Genealogy.com
Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more
New? Start Here
Genealogy How-To
 Getting Started
 Getting Organized
 Developing Your Research Skills
 Sharing Your Family's Story
 Reference Guide
 Biography Assistant
Free Genealogy Classes
 Beginning Genealogy
 Internet Genealogy
 Tracing Immigrant Origins
Search

Family Finder
First Name:
Middle:
Last:
 

State Resources — Kentucky


Updated: August 2002


More Resources
Data on CD-ROM
County Offices
Vital Records
State Archives and Libraries
Local Genealogical Societies
Helpful Web Sites
GenForum Message Boards
 

Neighboring States
Illinois
Indiana
Missouri
Ohio
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
 
     

document Vital Records

State office has birth and death records since January 1911, and marriage and divorce records since June 1958.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

Call (502) 564-4212 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Office of Vital Statistics
Department for Health Services
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Notes:
For county marriage records, contact the Clerk of County Court in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, contact the Clerk of County Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have court records, newspapers, census records, vital records from 1800-1925, adoption papers, deeds, military records, divorce records, photos, and maps.

Call (502) 564-8300. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00-4:00 (except Saturday following a state holiday), closed Sunday and all state holidays.
Write to:
Kentucky State Archives
Kentucky Department of Library and Archives
Public Records Division
300 Coffee Tree Road, First Floor
P.O. Box 537
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Kentucky Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 153
Frankfort, KY 40602
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (Except Saturday immediately preceding or following state holidays) 8:00-4:15, closed Sunday
  Publication: Bluegrass Roots

  Kentucky Historical Society
P.O. Box 1792
Frankfort, KY 40602
Telephone: (502) 564-3016
Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2011 Ancestry.com