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Kentucky State Vital Records

Kentucky State Vital Records Office
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4212

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Articles

Wilderness Road and Kentucky, 1774-85

Kentucky Genealogical Society 26th Annual Seminar

Westward Movement: The Kentucky Microcosm

Kentucky and Tennessee, 1862-64

Case Study: Killing the Hogs and Threatening the Neighbors - Court Records Solve a Kentucky Problem

Wilderness Road and Kentucky, 1774-85

Wilderness Road and Kentucky, 1774-85

Across Kentucky, 1862

Kentucky Commonwealth Virtual Library

Genealogical Records: Early West Virginia and Kentucky Settlers (2 CDs)

Databases

Kentucky Census, Reconstructed, 1790

Kentucky Land Grants

Kentucky Marriages to 1850

Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present

Northern Kentucky Marriages, 1795-1850

Kentucky Census, 1810-90

Daviess County, Kentucky Census, 1920

Louisville, Kentucky Directory, 1887

Daviess County, Kentucky Census, 1900

Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900

Carroll County, Kentucky Marriages, 1838-1920

Louisville, Kentucky Directories, 1890

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Directory, 1886

Covington, Kentucky Directories, 1890, 1892

Kentucky Will Index, Vol. 2

Kentucky 1910 Miracode Index

Paducah, Kentucky Directory, 1890-91

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky Directory, 1832

Franklin County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1815, Volume I

Mason County, Kentucky, Cemetery Records, Volume I

Bourbon County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1786-1800

Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1809-28

Fayette County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1803-14

Fleming County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1798-1851

Jessamine County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1799-1820

Kentucky Will Index, vol. 1 & 2

Barren County, Kentucky Wills, 1800-24

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1781-92

Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1843

Mason County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1804-60 Vol. II-VI

Bath County, Kentucky Wills, 1811-24

Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1800-30 Vol. II-III

Montgomery County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1817-50

Clark County, Kentucky Wills 1792-1826, Vol. 1-2

Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage (1793-1800) & Will (1801-1807) Records

Fayette County, Kentucky Wills 1794-1818

Green County, Kentucky Wills 1796-1824

Greenup County, Kentucky Will Records: 1822-1843

Mercer County, Kentucky Wills 1818-26

Lincoln County, Kentucky Wills and Administrations, Vol. 1

A History of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

Montgomery County, Kentucky Wills: 1796-1821

Nelson County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1785-1815

Shelby County, Kentucky Wills: 1794-1817

Henry County, Kentucky Will Records for 1800 to July 1821

Mercer County, Kentucky: Marriages (1786-1800) & Wills (1786-1801)

Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds: 1792-1800

Scott County, Kentucky Wills: 1794-1820

Search Aids

Kentucky Family Histories #1, 1700s-1800s Early Kentucky Settlers, 1700s-1800s Kentucky, 1851-1900 Marriage Index Kentucky, 1774-1924 Land Records

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

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
Telephone: (502) 564-8300
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00-4:00 (except Saturday following a state holiday), closed Sunday and all state holidays
Records include court records, newspapers, census records, vital records from 1800-1925, adoption papers, deeds, military records, divorce records, photos, and maps.

Information about state 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

 

See also: Kentucky Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Kentucky Documents

 

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