Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information

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== '''Deaths 1852 to 1910'''  ==
 
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County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky from 1852 to 1910.  
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County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky from 1852 to 1910. <br>'''Step One: Search the Index with Images'''
  
 
''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
 
:*'''1852-1953''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222 Kentucky, Death Records] at Ancestry.com - ($), incomplete for some counties
  
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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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.  
  
<br> ''Then Try'' <br> '''Index Only''' <br>  
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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>  
  
 
:*'''1843-1970''' {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky, Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch - free
 
:*'''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 Family History Library Catalog] Place Search, for example, '''Kentucky, Butler - Vital records'''<br>
 
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Revision as of 07:20, 9 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Kentucky Gotoarrow.png Finding Death Information

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
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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 Family History Library 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.

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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


Microfilm Copy of Original Records

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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