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== Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information  ==
 
== Kentucky Research: Finding Death Information  ==
 
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===1700s to 1851===
=== 1700s-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 the various alternative record types listed in the [[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Selection Table]] under "Death 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 the various alternative record types listed in the [[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Selection Table]] under "Death information."  
  
=== 1852-1910  ===
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===1852 to Present ===
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County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky during from 1852 to 1910. The Kentucky state government began recording death certificates in 1911.
  
County governments sporadically recorded deaths in Kentucky during this period. Some of these records have been digitized by Ancestry.com in [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222 "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953"] ($).
 
  
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 [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] Place Search, for example, '''Kentucky, Butler - Vital records'''.
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'''Index and Digital Images'''
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'''1852-1953''' [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222 Kentucky, Death Records] - ($), incomplete for some counties
  
If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the various alternative record types listed in the [[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Selection Table]] under "Death information."
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'''Index Only'''
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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 - ($)
  
=== 1911-present  ===
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Microfilm copy of Original
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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 [http://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] Place Search, for example, '''Kentucky, Butler - Vital records'''.
  
The Kentucky state government began recording death certificates in 1911. Indexes for the years 1911-1990s are available at the [http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ University of Kentucky] website - free and also on [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3077 Ancestry.com] ($).  
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'''Ordering Certificates'''
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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.  
  
Actual images of Kentucky death certificates from 1911 to 1953 have been digitized by Ancestry.com in the [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1222 "Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953"] collection ($).
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If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the various alternative record types listed in the [[Kentucky Record Selection Table|Kentucky Record Selection Table]] under "Death information."  
  
 
For more recent years (1954-present), check the Social Security Death Index (see below), or 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.  
 
For more recent years (1954-present), check the Social Security Death Index (see below), or 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.  

Revision as of 07:29, 12 January 2013

Kentucky Research: Finding Death 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 the various alternative record types listed in the Kentucky Record Selection Table under "Death information."

1852 to Present

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


Index and Digital Images 1852-1953 Kentucky, Death Records - ($), incomplete for some counties

Index Only 1911-1986 KENTUCKY DEATH INDEX FOR 1911-1986 on the University of Kentucky website - free 1911-2000 Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 at Ancestry.com - ($)

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 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.

If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the various alternative record types listed in the Kentucky Record Selection Table under "Death information."

For more recent years (1954-present), check the Social Security Death Index (see below), or order a copy of the death certificate from the Kentucky Department for Public Health for a fee of $6.00.

Another valuable source for persons who died in Kentucky between the 1960s and the present is the Social Security Death Index, which is available on FamilySearch.org - free.

If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the various alternative record types listed in the Kentucky Record Selection Table under "Death information."




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