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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky_Research:_Finding_Death_Information|Finding Death Information]]''  
  
=== 1852 to Present ===
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== Finding Kentucky Death Records ==
  
County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky from 1852 to 1910. The Kentucky state government began recording death certificates in 1911.
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<br>'''Index and Online Records'''  
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== '''Next Step: When did the Death occur? ''' ==
  
:*'''1852-1953''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222 Kentucky, Death Records] at Ancestry.com - ($), incomplete for some counties
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:'''''Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's marriage record:'''''
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:*'''[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Deaths_1700s_to_1851|Deaths 1700s to 1851]]'''
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:*'''[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Deaths_1852_to_1910|Deaths 1852 to 1910]]'''
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:*'''[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Deaths_1911_to_1986|Deaths 1911 to 1986]]'''
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:*'''[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Deaths_1987_to_2000|Deaths 1987 to 2000]]'''
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:*'''[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Deaths_2000_to_Present|Deaths 2000 to Present]]'''
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:*'''[[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 5|Death year unknown]]'''
  
'''Index Only''' <br>
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:*'''1843-1970''' {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky, Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch - free
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[[User:Mcbridelw/Sandbox 3|Frequently Asked Questions about Death Records]]  
:*'''1911-1955''' {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955}} at FamilySearch - free
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:*'''1911-1986''' [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Death Index for 1911-1986] on the University of Kentucky website - free
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:*'''1911-2000''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000] at Ancestry.com - ($)
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:*'''1954-present''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|Social Security Death Index}} at FamilySearch - free; nationwide death index <br>
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If you do not have access to Ancestry.com check with your local Family History Center which might have a subscription.<br>
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'''Microfilm Copy of Original Records'''<br>These records are also available on microfilm and can be ordered into a Family History Center. They are cataloged as '''Vital records''' in the pertinent county in the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] Place Search, for example, '''Kentucky, Butler - Vital records'''.
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'''Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present''' <br>You can order a copy of the death certificate from the [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm Kentucky Department for Public Health] for a fee of $6.00. Visit their [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm website] to obtain contact information.
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== '''Deaths 1700s to 1851''' ==
  
=== 1700s to 1851  ===
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No official death records were kept by Kentucky state or county governments during this period. To find death information on persons who died during these years, try these various [[User:Mcbridelw/ Sandbox 6|substitutes]] for death record information:
  
No official death records were kept by Kentucky state or county governments during this period. To find death information on persons who died during these years, try these various alternative record types:
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]]<br> [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]<br>[[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]]<br> [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
| [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Kentucky Taxation|Tax Records]]
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| [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]]<br> [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]]<br>[[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]]<br> [[Kentucky Taxation|Tax Records]]
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<center>[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Finding_Kentucky_Death_Records|Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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=== Other Resources ===
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== '''Deaths 1852 to 1910''' ==
  
Many death records are little known and quite obscure. Be sure to look for mortuary records, burial permits, transportation records, funeral programs, obituaries, memorials and grave purchases in addition to death certificates or other formal records.<br><br>
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County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky from 1852 to 1910. <br>'''Step One: Search the Index with Images'''
  
If you do not find the person you are looking for, try various alternative record types:
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''First Try''<br> '''Index and Online Records'''
  
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:*'''1852-1953''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222 Kentucky, Death Records] at Ancestry.com - ($), incomplete for some counties
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this database has images linked to the index. If you do not have access to Ancestry.com check with your local Family History Center which might have a subscription.
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'''Step Two: Search the Index and Look up the Record'''
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If you do not find your ancestor in Step One''Then Try ''this index:&nbsp;<br> '''Index Only''' <br>
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:*'''1843-1970''' {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky, Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch - free
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If you find your ancestor on this index. look up the death record on microfilm. Microfilm and can be ordered into a Family History Center. They are cataloged as '''Vital records''' in the pertinent county in the [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] Place Search, for example, '''Kentucky, Butler - Vital records'''<br>
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<center>[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Finding_Kentucky_Death_Records|Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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| '''1. Look first in'''  
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== '''Deaths 1911 to 1986''' ==
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''Step One: Search the Index''<br> '''First Try:'''
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:*'''1911-1955''' {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955}} at FamilySearch - free
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If you are not successful,
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'''Then Try:'''  
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:*'''1911-1986''' [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Kentucky Death Index for 1911-1986] on the University of Kentucky website - free
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''Step Two: Order the Certficate''&nbsp;<br>
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If you find your ancestor in the index, order the certificate.
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'''Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present''' <br>You can order a copy of the death certificate from the [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm Kentucky Department for Public Health] for a fee of $6.00. Visit their [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm website] to obtain contact information.
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<center>[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Finding_Kentucky_Death_Records|Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes
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| Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property, Tax Records
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=== Wiki Articles ===
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== '''Deaths 1987 to 2000'''  ==
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''Step One: Search the Index''<br>
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:*'''1911-2000''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000] at Ancestry.com - ($)
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If you do not have access to Ancestry.com check with your local Family History Center which might have a subscription.
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''Step Two: Order the Certificate''<br>
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If you find your ancestor in the index, order the certificate.
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'''Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present''' <br>You can order a copy of the death certificate from the [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm Kentucky Department for Public Health] for a fee of $6.00. Visit their [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm website] to obtain contact information.
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<center>[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Finding_Kentucky_Death_Records|Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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{| width="99%" border="0" align="center"
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|}
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== '''Deaths 2000 to Present''' ==
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''Step One: Search the Index''&nbsp;<br>
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:*'''1954-present''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|Social Security Death Index}} at FamilySearch - free; nationwide death index <br>
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''Step Two: Order the Certificate''<br>
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If you find your ancestor in the index, order the certificate.
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'''Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present''' <br>You can order a copy of the death certificate from the [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm Kentucky Department for Public Health] for a fee of $6.00. Visit their [http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/deathcert.htm website] to obtain contact information.
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<center>[[Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information#Finding_Kentucky_Death_Records|Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year]]</center> <center><br></center>
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Many death records are little known and quite obscure. Be sure to look for mortuary records, burial permits, transportation records, funeral programs, obituaries, memorials and grave purchases in addition to death certificates or other formal records.
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== Wiki Articles ==
  
 
:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  
 
:*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table ]]  
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:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
 
:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]  
 
:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
 
:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
:*[[United_States,_How_to_Use_Death_Records|United States, How to Use Death Records]]
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:*[[United States, How to Use Death Records|United States, How to Use Death Records]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:12, 30 January 2015

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Contents

Finding Kentucky Death Records


Next Step: When did the Death occur?

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's marriage record:

Frequently Asked Questions about Death Records


Deaths 1700s to 1851

No official death records were kept by Kentucky state or county governments during this period. To find death information on persons who died during these years, try these various substitutes for death record information:

1. Look first in 2. Then search
Vital Records
Cemeteries
Obituaries
Probate Records
Military Records
Church Records
Land and Property
Tax Records
Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year

Deaths 1852 to 1910

County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky from 1852 to 1910.
Step One: Search the Index with Images

First Try
Index and Online Records

this database has images linked to the index. If you do not have access to Ancestry.com check with your local Family History Center which might have a subscription.

Step Two: Search the Index and Look up the Record

If you do not find your ancestor in Step OneThen Try this index: 
Index Only

If you find your ancestor on this index. look up the death record on microfilm. Microfilm and can be ordered into a Family History Center. They are cataloged as Vital records in the pertinent county in the FamilySearch Catalog Place Search, for example, Kentucky, Butler - Vital records

Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year

Deaths 1911 to 1986

Step One: Search the Index
First Try:

If you are not successful,

Then Try:

Step Two: Order the Certficate 

If you find your ancestor in the index, order the certificate.

Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present
You can order a copy of the death certificate from the Kentucky Department for Public Health for a fee of $6.00. Visit their website to obtain contact information.

Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year

Deaths 1987 to 2000

Step One: Search the Index

If you do not have access to Ancestry.com check with your local Family History Center which might have a subscription.

Step Two: Order the Certificate

If you find your ancestor in the index, order the certificate.

Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present
You can order a copy of the death certificate from the Kentucky Department for Public Health for a fee of $6.00. Visit their website to obtain contact information.

Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year

Deaths 2000 to Present

Step One: Search the Index 

Step Two: Order the Certificate

If you find your ancestor in the index, order the certificate.

Ordering Certificates - 1911 to the Present
You can order a copy of the death certificate from the Kentucky Department for Public Health for a fee of $6.00. Visit their website to obtain contact information.

Go Back to the Top: Choose another death year


Many death records are little known and quite obscure. Be sure to look for mortuary records, burial permits, transportation records, funeral programs, obituaries, memorials and grave purchases in addition to death certificates or other formal records.

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