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State Resources — Kentucky

Updated: August 2002

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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

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
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