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

1852 to Present

County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky from 1852 to 1910. The Kentucky state government began recording death certificates in 1911.


Index and Online Records

Index Only

Microfilm copy of Original
If you do not have access to Ancestry.com, these records are also available on microfilm through FamilySearch. They are cataloged as Vital records in the pertinent county in the Family History Library Catalog Place Search, for example, Kentucky, Butler - Vital records.

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.

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 alternative record types:

1. Look first in 2. Then search
Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property, Tax Records

Other Resources

If you do not find the person you are looking for, try various alternative record types:

1. Look first in 2. Then search
Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property, Tax Records

 

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