Kentucky Vital Statistics Records

Kentucky Death Index

Search the entire, up-to-date Kentucky death database. 1911-2000!

This one is searchable by many more fields.
It has soundex and metaphone searching
(if you've never tried metaphone, you should!)
There is no maximum limit to the number of results.
Search any Kentucky county or entire state!

Use the Post-Em Notes to tell us who you are researching!

Last Name
First Name
Place of Death

Kentucky Birth Index

Note: Surname is required.

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Year (optional):

This is every recorded birth in Kentucky during 1911-1912.

Kentucky Marriages

Husband Last
Husband First
Husband Residence
Wife Last
Wife First
Wife Residence

Actual scanned images of the records brought to you by the KYGenWeb Project.

  • Kentucky Vital Records (including death records for 1911 through 1992, UK site)
  • Found a record but don't know what county it is in? Kentucky numeric county finder
  • RootsWeb's United States Town/County Database Quickly locate what county any city is in!
  • Did you find a death certificate between 1911-1958 you would like a copy of?
  • Order from Jessie Hagan or Chester Ward or Teddy DeFord; they charge $1 plus SASE.
  • Cheri Baumberger charges $1.50 [1911-1955]
  • Mary Bishop, charges $2.00 and a SASE [1911-1952]
  • Amanda Brown Website, $3.00 pre-paid.
  • Lynn Beck Website.
  • The following libraries have all or part of the 1911-1958 KY Death Certificates on microfilm:
  • Boyd County, KY Public Library
  • Christian County, KY Public Library
  • Lexington Public Library, Fayette County, KY
  • Hopkins County, KY Public Library
  • Kenton County, KY Public Library
  • Eastern Kentucky University Library
  • McCracken County Public Library (Paducah, KY)
  • Muhlenberg County Genealogy Library (Greenville, KY)
  • Ohiom County, KY Public Library (Hartford, KY)
  • Russell County, KY Public Library (Jamestown, KY)
  • Western Kentucky University Library (KY Library)
  • KY History Center, Frankfort, KY
  • KY State Archives, Frankfort, KY
  • Harrodsburg (KY) Historical Society's Historical & Research Library
  • Willard Library, Evansville, IN
  • Main Library (Downtown), Indianapolis, IN
  • Need a certified copy from the state of a birth, death, marriage or divorce record, 1911- 1988? You'll find information on the cost and how to order here. Another source for this type of information is found here.
  • OR, write to
    Office of Vital Statistics
    State Department of Health
    275 East Main St.
    Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Print out the form to order a KY record from the KY Archives here
  • Other Sources

    Vital Search
    Claims births, deaths and marriages thru 2001 however
    2 births in 2001 that I am positive of were not located.

    KyGenWeb Archives || USGenWeb Archives
    Varies county to county and state to state.

    Ancestry Search
    Search for early marriages. Everything is not free at this site.

    Search FuneralNet for funeral homes around the country.

    Browning Genealogy Database

    in Evansville, Ind. From their homepage:
    "The Browning Genealogy Database is the lifetime work of Charles Browning, who compiled the obituary records of Vanderburgh County and surrounding southwestern Indiana from the Evansville newspapers: The Evansville Courier, The Evansville Press, and now The Evansville Courier and Press.

    Information on each deceased person listed in the database includes fifteen categories, encompassing age, date of death, survivors, funeral information, cemetery, occupation, and activities. This attention to detail provides a vital community resource and source for genealogical research. "

    The Nashville Christian Advocate

    David Donahue reported on 1/24/2002: I now have online all eight volumes of Jonathan Smith's death abstracts from The Nashville Christian Advocate. The volumes provide abstracts of over 10,000 obituaries, about 15-20% are Kentuckians.

    Social Security Death Index

    Social Security Death Index Interactive Search.
    Add a note to the record. This is THE ONLY site on the web that allows you to attach a note to the record to show corrections to the record. Add yours today! You can also print out the form with the info already entered for you in order to request the record from the Social Security office.