Kentucky, Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1417491 |title=Kentucky Statewide Deaths|location=United States|}}&nbsp;<br>  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1417491 |title=Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955|location=United States|}}&nbsp;<br>  
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Deaths were recorded on a pre-printed form. Certificates are arranged first by year, then by month, then alphabetically by county. Each year has sequential certificate numbers. Each month and the section of certificates between each month may include certificates for earlier months or years. In the last column of the index, the year date indicates the year where certificate can be found.
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This Collection will include records from 1911 to 1955.<br>
 
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Beginning in 1852, death records were kept sporadically by individual counties and cities. In 1910, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a law to provide for the registration of births and deaths, which was instituted in 1911. By 1917, compliance with the law was about 90%.
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These records cover the time period 1911-1955. 
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Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.
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Information regarding the event of death is usually reliable. Other information, such as the birthplace of an individual or names of the parents, is only as reliable as the knowledge of the informant.  
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The collection consists of an index of probate records created in Kentucky county courts. Probate records include wills, bonds, inventories of estates and other records. Date and record coverage varies by county. The current collection includes records for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. This is an ongoing project that is 12% complete. More records will be published as they become available. <br>
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
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{{Collection citation| text=Office of Vital Statistics. Kentucky statewide deaths. Kentucky Office of Vital Statistic, Frankfort, Kentucky.}}  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Kentucky Statewide Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
The information in the records may include the following:  
 
The information in the records may include the following:  
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*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Marital status  
 
*Marital status  
*Sex
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*Gender
 
*Race  
 
*Race  
 
*Age at death  
 
*Age at death  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Death certificates are the best source of death information. Information about the birth of the individual and names of the parents could lead to further information regarding the parents.  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Contributions to this article  ==
 
== Contributions to this article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
  
==== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
"Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955." &nbsp;database, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch,org https://familysearch,org]: accessed 28 April 2011). &nbsp;Lena Hammond Stevens, died 24 June 1955; citing &nbsp;Kentucky, Death Records FHL microfilm 1,358,116; Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Kentucky, United States.  
 
"Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955." &nbsp;database, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch,org https://familysearch,org]: accessed 28 April 2011). &nbsp;Lena Hammond Stevens, died 24 June 1955; citing &nbsp;Kentucky, Death Records FHL microfilm 1,358,116; Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Kentucky, United States.  
  
 
[[Category:Kentucky]]
 
[[Category:Kentucky]]

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955 .
 

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1911 to 1955.

The collection consists of an index of probate records created in Kentucky county courts. Probate records include wills, bonds, inventories of estates and other records. Date and record coverage varies by county. The current collection includes records for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. This is an ongoing project that is 12% complete. More records will be published as they become available.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Office of Vital Statistics. Kentucky statewide deaths. Kentucky Office of Vital Statistic, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The information in the records may include the following:

Kentucky Statewide Deaths 1911-1955 (08-0475) DGS 4178304 96.jpg
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Age at death
  • Occupation
  • Date of death
  • Time of death
  • Place of death
  • Address of the deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Places of birth of the parents
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial
  • Cause of death
  • Name and address of the informant

How to Use the Records

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to this article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should 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 Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955."  database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch,org: accessed 28 April 2011).  Lena Hammond Stevens, died 24 June 1955; citing  Kentucky, Death Records FHL microfilm 1,358,116; Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Kentucky, United States.