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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1739 through 1979.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Marriages, 1785-1979 Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
Adair 4,216 14,651 4,452
Allen 6,102 6,079 4,992
Anderson 4,441 3,962 2,790
Ballard 708 6,894 3,921
Barren 6,827 28,333 13,322
Bath 1,173 5,146 4,303
Bell 0 10,123 14,145
Boone 4,487 12,419 3,370
Bourbon 186 3,224 9,187
Boyd 104 9,590 17,521
Boyle 1,326 8,008 9,291
Bracken 2,490 12,617 3,701
Breathitt 2,144 5,068 2,808
Breckinridge 1,667 11,020 5,216
Bullitt 1,629 8,706 2,686
Butler 2,548 6,656 2,812
Caldwell 2,192 9,750 5,963
Calloway 3,757 7,878 6,385
Campbell 6,941 41,104 49,779
Carlisle 0 2,120 4,030
Carroll 621 5,872 3,682
Carter 3,061 10,839 7,137
Casey 1,796 24,698 3,666
Christian 5,365 44,303 26,890
Clark 1,863 26,847 10,248
Clay 3,404 8,674 2,936
Clinton 2,575 1,224 1,772
Crittenden 4,426 11,923 3,637
Cumberland 3,622 1,032 2,241
Daviess 3,467 14,697 22,686
Edmonson 968 12,959 2,098
Elliott 459 140 1,103
Estill 1,860 13,701 2,922
Fayette 3,845 1,382 53,008
Fleming 2,032 6,807 5,220
Floyd 1,986 1,710 6,649
Franklin 3,047 11,161 10,645
Fulton 1,025 11,018 7,735
Gallatin 800 7,781 1,605
Garrard 3,566 11,058 3,926
Grant 1,208 4,653 3,488
Graves 5,573 8,822 12,815
Grayson 3,470 3,815 4,969
Green 2,894 4,861 2,648
Greenup 2,945 9,224 6,258
Hancock 2,316 5,799 2,363
Hardin 4,199 10,630 8,580
Harlan 1,515 9,024 15,522
Harrison 2,786 14,850 21,806
Hart 5,178 1,798 5,937
Henderson 3,203 10,544 14,524
Henry 1,418 4,774 4,581
Hickman 2,191 9,470 3,330
Hopkins 5,551 3,123 15,693
Jackson 368 8,886 1,148
Jefferson 116,782 183,250 443,766
Jessamine 4,252 2,532 4,188
Johnson 3,095 8,143 6,645
Kenton 10,139 29,104 49,897
Kentucky 161,254 265,519 657,964
Knott 0 2,175 2,369
Knox 2,513 5,605 8,226
LaRue 3,000 12,221 3,220
Laurel 2,590 5,977 5,202
Lawrence 745 9,808 4,220
Lee 114 3,507 1,452
Leslie 0 241 2,102
Letcher 1,512 1,768 7,434
Lewis 1,817 2,926 5,050
Lincoln 152 7,236 7,381
Livingston 1,440 6,399 2,569
Logan 504 41,343 9,687
Lyon 1,605 5,502 2,426
Madison 2,099 16,816 11,342
Magoffin 149 8,846 1,765
Marion 2,324 3,592 7,375
Marshall 4,904 14,481 4,064
Martin 0 4,050 1,315
Mason 3,832 16,853 13,543
McCracken 2,344 14,484 24,414
McCreary 221 0 1,900
McLean 1,174 1,546 4,309
Meade 2,483 15,757 2,297
Menifee 100 1,203 1,012
Mercer 4,704 1,341 6,024
Metcalfe 701 5,312 2,591
Monroe 5,529 2,473 4,431
Montgomery 2,612 3,526 5,613
Morgan 4,666 8,860 3,417
Muhlenberg 2,414 7,519 12,673
Nelson 3,580 23,555 6,627
Nicholas 1,006 10,868 3,287
Obion 1,429 468 0
Ohio 2,549 11,032 7,608
Oldham 2,674 2,871 3,293
Owen 803 33,061 3,384
Owsley 1,435 11,367 861
Pendleton 3,847 5,563 4,370
Perry 3,488 626 9,198
Pike 2,256 25,365 15,421
Powell 2,149 3,205 1,331
Pulaski 4,874 22,754 10,395
Robertson 1,107 2,046 1,067
Rockcastle 339 11,834 2,843
Rowan 1,379 11,727 3,043
Russell 658 1,749 2,501
Scott 4,186 356 6,530
Shelby 1,177 12,244 7,607
Simpson 3,831 13,147 5,178
Spencer 1,319 5,883 1,710
Taylor 1,528 2,796 4,366
Todd 2,381 2,421 6,036
Trigg 1,720 1,630 3,901
Trimble 2,665 3,051 1,370
Union 2,566 4,899 7,336
Warren 4,065 9,556 16,453
Washington 4,779 15,023 3,813
Wayne 1,972 782 2,974
Webster 717 4,864 7,930
Whitley 4,184 2,564 9,036
Wolfe 1,453 1,042 1,639
Woodford 2,692 3,007 4,548
Total 574,119 1,532,718 1,971,681

How to Use the Collection

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of some marriages throughout Kentucky. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing to accomplish its program of identifying the ancestry of mankind.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of information available on those who were born, married, or died in Kentucky.

Related Web Sites

Kentucky Genalogical Web Project

History of Kentucky

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

"Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979." Index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): January 20, 2011. entry for Norton Crish and Matilda J. Baker, married 10 December 1874; citing Marriage Records, FHL film 100,453; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," Index, "FamilySearch" (https://familysearch.org). Index includes the IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


 

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