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== Collection Time Period  ==
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*[[Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
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*[[Kentucky Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
This index covers events from 1785 through 1995.
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*[[Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
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== Record Description  ==
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This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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*Family Records  
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*Church Records  
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*Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Record Content  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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*Name of the bride and groom
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*Names of the parents
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*Marriage date
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*Marriage place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
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*Name of the deceased
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Name of the spouse (if married)  
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*Death or burial date
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*Death or burial place
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
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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.
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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.
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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.<br>  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Locality'''
 
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births and Christenings, 1839-1960'''
 
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriages, 1785-1979'''
 
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970'''
 
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| 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
 
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| Harrison
 
| 2,786
 
| 14,850
 
| 21,806
 
|-
 
| Hart
 
| 5,178
 
| 1,798
 
| 5,937
 
|-
 
| Henderson
 
| 3,203
 
| 10,544
 
| 14,524
 
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| 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
 
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| Kenton
 
| 10,139
 
| 29,104
 
| 49,897
 
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| Kentucky
 
| 161,254
 
| 265,519
 
| 657,964
 
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| Knott
 
| 0
 
| 2,175
 
| 2,369
 
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| Knox
 
| 2,513
 
| 5,605
 
| 8,226
 
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| LaRue
 
| 3,000
 
| 12,221
 
| 3,220
 
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| 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
 
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| Lewis
 
| 1,817
 
| 2,926
 
| 5,050
 
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| Lincoln
 
| 152
 
| 7,236
 
| 7,381
 
|-
 
| Livingston
 
| 1,440
 
| 6,399
 
| 2,569
 
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| Logan
 
| 504
 
| 41,343
 
| 9,687
 
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| Lyon
 
| 1,605
 
| 5,502
 
| 2,426
 
|-
 
| Madison
 
| 2,099
 
| 16,816
 
| 11,342
 
|-
 
| Magoffin
 
| 149
 
| 8,846
 
| 1,765
 
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| Marion
 
| 2,324
 
| 3,592
 
| 7,375
 
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| Marshall
 
| 4,904
 
| 14,481
 
| 4,064
 
|-
 
| Martin
 
| 0
 
| 4,050
 
| 1,315
 
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| Mason
 
| 3,832
 
| 16,853
 
| 13,543
 
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| McCracken
 
| 2,344
 
| 14,484
 
| 24,414
 
|-
 
| McCreary
 
| 221
 
| 0
 
| 1,900
 
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| McLean
 
| 1,174
 
| 1,546
 
| 4,309
 
|-
 
| Meade
 
| 2,483
 
| 15,757
 
| 2,297
 
|-
 
| Menifee
 
| 100
 
| 1,203
 
| 1,012
 
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| Mercer
 
| 4,704
 
| 1,341
 
| 6,024
 
|-
 
| Metcalfe
 
| 701
 
| 5,312
 
| 2,591
 
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| 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
 
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| 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
 
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| Perry
 
| 3,488
 
| 626
 
| 9,198
 
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| 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
 
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| Rockcastle
 
| 339
 
| 11,834
 
| 2,843
 
|-
 
| Rowan
 
| 1,379
 
| 11,727
 
| 3,043
 
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| 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
 
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| Total
 
| 574,119
 
| 1,532,718
 
| 1,971,681
 
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== 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.
 
 
Depending on the time period and place there may not be a surname listed in the original records. When that happened, the indexer often assigned a surname based on the father's surname which may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth/christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
 
 
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:
 
 
[[IGI]]
 
 
[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
 
[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
 
== 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 the births, marriages, and deaths 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  ==
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Vital_Records &nbsp;Kentucky Vital Records]
 
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
 
"Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979, 1839-1960," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/).Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
 
"Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/).Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. <!--bibdescend-->
 
 
== 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: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
*"Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960. " Database and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([[https://www.familysearch.org/ http://www.familysearch.org:] accessed March 11, 2011). entry for [https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/M6KZ-D66/p1 Wesley R. Mason Jr.] born&nbsp; 1 October 1910; citing Birth Records, reference P112. FHL film 1844142; index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
*Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([[https://www.familysearch.org/ http://www.familysearch.org]: January 20,2011). entry for [https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/M6D5-6B5/p4 Norton Crish and Matilda J. Baker, ]married 10 December 1874citing Marriage Records, reference MO1361-5, FHL film 100453; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
*"Kentucky Death and Burials, 1843-1970." database and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([[https://www.familysearch.org/ http://www.familysearch.org]:accessed March 11, 2011). entry for [https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/M6Z8-CHK/p1 Samuel Johnson,] died 21 May 1917;citing Death Records, reference p 652, FHL film 1844129, Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
  
 
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