Kentucky CemeteriesEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States Gotoarrow.png Kentucky Gotoarrow.png Cemeteries

Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or a birthplace.

Online

The following have some cemetery listings for Kentucky State.
  • Findagrave.com Search for names at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images.
    • List of cemeteries statewide for cemeteries in their database
        • Go to Find A Grave Home page, click Search for a cemetery, select the state (Arkansas), then select from the county list, and press Search.
      • Click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

  • Billion Graves Replace Smith surname in the Pale orange form and click Search.

Many periodicals publish cemetery records.These are referenced in the "Families" section of the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), described in the "Periodicals" section.

The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:

  • KENTUCKY - CEMETERIES
  • KENTUCKY, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES
  • KENTUCKY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES
  • Cemeteries
Adopt-a-wiki page
Kylogosm.gif This page adopted by:
KYGenWeb Project
who welcome you to contribute.
Adopt a page today
For Kentucky there are tombstone transcriptions dating from the early 1800s. They may give the deceased’s birth and death dates, age at death, spouse’s names, and maiden name if applicable. Less often they contain the birthplaces. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. Family members may be buried nearby.

Since 1977 the Kentucky Historical Society has been computerizing all of the state’s existing cemetery records. This index will have genealogical information from an estimated seven million tombstones when it is completed. The society also collects pre-1911 funeral records.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Kentucky cemeteries. The DAR collection is described in Kentucky Genealogy. Five volumes of DAR cemetery records have been published separately:

Many transcriptions are found in:

  • Cemetery Records of Kentucky. 2 vols. N.p., 1962,1968. (Family History Library FHL film 873713; book 976.9 V22L. Additional volumes of this collection are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under individual counties. These volumes are arranged by county and include abstracts of cemetery records from 15 counties.

Burials in 241 Kentucky cemeteries along the old Wilderness Road are recorded in:

  • Johnson, Robert Foster. Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Owensboro, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1981. FHL book 973 V3j. The Wilderness Road led from Virginia through northern Tennessee and into Kentucky. The book includes a surname index.

A 1988 county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL films 1206468–94 Film 1206474 contains a listing of the cemetery records in Kentucky that are at the library.

Internet Tombstone Transcripts and Indexes

The USGenWeb Archives has records from hundreds of cemeteries representing more than half of the counties of Kentucky. Included on their Web site is the Kentucky Tombstone Transcription Project, available at http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html. This is a county-by-county list of cemeteries. The highlighted cemetery include tombstone abstracts.


Many periodicals publish cemetery records.These are referenced in the "Families" section of the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), described in the "Periodicals" section.

The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:

KENTUCKY - CEMETERIES

KENTUCKY, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES

KENTUCKY, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES


 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 7 July 2014, at 01:24.
  • This page has been accessed 8,383 times.