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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky_Record_Selection_Table|Record Selection Table]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky Genealogy|Kentucky ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky_Record_Selection_Table|Record Selection Table]]''{{KY-sidebar}}
  
 
{{Adoption KYGenWeb}} This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.  
 
{{Adoption KYGenWeb}} This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.  
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#In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.  
 
#In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.  
 
#In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.  
 
#In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.  
#Then look in the section of this article that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.
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#Then look in the section of this article that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog. Some records are not at the library.
  
 
<br>'''Note: '''Records of previous research (genealogies, biographies, histories, periodicals, and societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful. <br>  
 
<br>'''Note: '''Records of previous research (genealogies, biographies, histories, periodicals, and societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are ''especially'' helpful. <br>  
  
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1" bgcolor="#F0F0F0"
 
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| '''1. If you need information about'''  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''What you are looking for:'''  
| '''2. Look first in'''  
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| width="35%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''Try these records first:'''  
| '''3. Then search'''
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| width="35%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" align="left" | '''Other useful records:'''
 
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| Adoptions  
 
| Adoptions  
| Court Records, Vital Records, Guardianship  
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| [[Kentucky Court Records|Court Records]], [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Guardianship|Guardianship]]
| Probate Records, Church Records, Census
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| [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]]
 
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| Age  
 
| Age  
| Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Vital Records, Military Records  
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]]
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records, Bible Records
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| [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
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| Birth date  
 
| Birth date  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Cemeteries  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
| Church Records, Bible Records, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
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| Birth place  
 
| Birth place  
| Vital Records, Church Records, Obituaries, Census  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]]
| Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries
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| [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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|-
 
| Boundaries and origins  
 
| Boundaries and origins  
| Maps, Gazetteers  
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| [[Kentucky Maps|Maps]], [[Kentucky Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
| History
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| [[Kentucky History|History]]
 
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| Children  
 
| Children  
| Census, Probate Records, Obituaries, Vital Records, Guardianship  
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]],[[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Guardianship|Guardianship]]
| Church Records, Bible Records, Court Records, Land and Property
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| [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[Kentucky Court Records|Court Records]], [[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
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|-
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
 
| City or parish of foreign birth  
| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]]
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
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| [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Country of foreign birth  
 
| Country of foreign birth  
| Census, Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records, Obituaries  
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]],[[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Biography, History, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
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| [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky History|History,]] [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration,]] [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Death information  
 
| Death information  
| Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Kentucky Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]]
| Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property
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| [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Kentucky Taxation|Tax Records]]
 
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|-
 
| Divorce  
 
| Divorce  
| Divorce Records, Vital Records, Court Records, Newspapers  
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| [[Kentucky Divorce Records|Divorce Records]], [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Court Records|Court Records,]] [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]]
| Census, Obituaries
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
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|-
 
| Emigration  
 
| Emigration  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Obituaries  
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| [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]]
| Biography, History, Minorities, Societies
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| [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky History|History]], [[Kentucky Minorities|Minorities]], [[Kentucky Societies|Societies]]
 
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|-
 
| Ethnic background  
 
| Ethnic background  
| Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
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| Native Races, [[Kentucky Minorities|Minorities]], [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
| Societies, Church Records, Periodicals, Census
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| [[Kentucky Societies|Societies]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]]
 
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|-
 
| Historical background  
 
| Historical background  
| History, Periodicals, Gazetteers  
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| [[Kentucky History|History]], [[Kentucky Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Kentucky Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
| Maps, Land and Property
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| [[Kentucky Maps|Maps]], [[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
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|-
 
| Immigration date  
 
| Immigration date  
| Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census  
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| [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]]
| Court Records, Biography, History
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| [[Kentucky Court Records|Court Records]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky History|History]]
 
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|-
 
| Living relatives  
 
| Living relatives  
| Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records, Directories  
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| [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]],[[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Kentucky Directories|Directories]]
| Court Records, Census, Funeral Homes
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| [[Kentucky Court Records|Court Records]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]]
 
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| Maiden name  
 
| Maiden name  
| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| Church Records, Military Records, Funeral Homes, Cemeteries
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| [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
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| Marriage information  
 
| Marriage information  
| Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census, Church Records  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]]
| Probate Records, Military Records, Divorce Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
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| [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Divorce Records|Divorce Records]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
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| Migration  
 
| Migration  
| Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census, Biography  
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| [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Kentucky Maps|Maps]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]]
| History, Land and Property, Military Records, Minorities
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| [[Kentucky History|History]], [[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Minorities|Minorities]]
 
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|-
 
| Naturalization  
 
| Naturalization  
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Voting Registers  
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| [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
| Court Records, Biography, History
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| [[Kentucky Court Records|Court Records]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky History|History]]
 
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| Occupations  
 
| Occupations  
| Occupations, Census, Directories  
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| [[Kentucky Occupations|Occupations]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Directories|Directories]]
| Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography, Emigration and Immigration
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| [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
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| Other family members  
 
| Other family members  
| Census, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records  
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records]]
| Vital Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Funeral Homes
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]],[[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[Kentucky Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]]
 
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| Parents  
 
| Parents  
| Vital Records, Obituaries, Census, Guardianship  
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| [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Guardianship|Guardianship]]
| Probate Records, Funeral Homes, Church Records, Bible Records
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| [[Kentucky Probate Records|Probate Records, ]][[Kentucky Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
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| Physical description  
 
| Physical description  
| Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
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| [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
| Biography, History
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| [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky History|History]]
 
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| Place-finding aids  
 
| Place-finding aids  
| Maps, Gazetteers, History  
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| [[Kentucky Maps|Maps]], [[Kentucky Gazetteers|Gazetteers]], [[Kentucky History|History]]
| Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
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| [[Kentucky Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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| Places of residence  
 
| Places of residence  
| Census, Military Records, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]]
| Land and Property, Naturalization and Citizenship, Public Records
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| [[Kentucky Land and Property|Land and Property]],[[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], Public Records
 
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| Place of residence when you know only the state  
 
| Place of residence when you know only the state  
| Census, Vital Records, Military Records  
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| [[Kentucky Census|Census]], [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]]
| Naturalization and Citizenship, Taxation
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| [[Kentucky Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Kentucky Taxation|Taxation]]
 
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| Previous research  
 
| Previous research  
| Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals, Societies  
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| [[Kentucky Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]], [[Kentucky Periodicals|Periodicals]], [[Kentucky Societies|Societies]]
| History, Archives and Libraries
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| [[Kentucky History|History]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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| Record-finding aids  
 
| Record-finding aids  
| Archives and Libraries, Church Records, Periodicals  
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| [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]], [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Periodicals|Periodicals]]
| Societies, For Further Reading
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| [[Kentucky Societies|Societies]], [[Kentucky For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
 
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| Religion  
 
| Religion  
| Church Records, Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]], [[Kentucky Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]]
| History, Cemeteries, Funeral Homes
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| [[Kentucky History|History]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Kentucky Funeral Homes|Funeral Homes]]
 
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| Social activities  
 
| Social activities  
| Societies, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography  
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| [[Kentucky Societies|Societies]], [[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]], [[Kentucky Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Kentucky Biography|Biography]]
| History, Cemeteries, Directories
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| [[Kentucky History|History]], [[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Kentucky Directories|Directories]]
 
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
  
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This table can help you decide which records to search. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.
  1. In column 1 select a research goal.
  2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
  3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
  4. Then look in the section of this article that corresponds to the record type you chose. It explains what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find the records in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog. Some records are not at the library.


Note: Records of previous research (genealogies, biographies, histories, periodicals, and societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Adoptions Court Records, Vital Records, Guardianship Probate Records, Church Records, Census
Age Census, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Vital Records, Military Records Naturalization and Citizenship, Church Records, Bible Records
Birth date Vital Records, Obituaries, Cemeteries Church Records, Bible Records, Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
Birth place Vital Records, Church Records, Obituaries, Census Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Cemeteries
Boundaries and origins Maps, Gazetteers History
Children Census, Probate Records, Obituaries,Vital Records, Guardianship Church Records, Bible Records, Court Records, Land and Property
City or parish of foreign birth Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography Naturalization and Citizenship, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
Country of foreign birth Census,Naturalization and Citizenship, Vital Records, Obituaries Biography, History, Emigration and Immigration, Military Records
Death information Vital Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries, Probate Records, Funeral Homes Military Records, Church Records, Bible Records, Land and Property, Tax Records
Divorce Divorce Records, Vital Records, Court Records, Newspapers Census, Obituaries
Emigration Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Obituaries Biography, History, Minorities, Societies
Ethnic background Native Races, Minorities, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Societies, Church Records, Periodicals, Census
Historical background History, Periodicals, Gazetteers Maps, Land and Property
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Court Records, Biography, History
Living relatives Newspapers, Obituaries,Probate Records, Directories Court Records, Census, Funeral Homes
Maiden name Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records Church Records, Military Records, Funeral Homes, Cemeteries
Marriage information Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Census, Church Records Probate Records, Military Records, Divorce Records, Naturalization and Citizenship
Migration Emigration and Immigration, Maps, Census, Biography History, Land and Property, Military Records, Minorities
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Voting Registers Court Records, Biography, History
Occupations Occupations, Census, Directories Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography, Emigration and Immigration
Other family members Census, Newspapers, Obituaries, Probate Records Vital Records,Church Records, Bible Records, Funeral Homes
Parents Vital Records, Obituaries, Census, Guardianship Probate Records, Funeral Homes, Church Records, Bible Records
Physical description Military Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Biography, History
Place-finding aids Maps, Gazetteers, History Periodicals, Archives and Libraries
Places of residence Census, Military Records, Obituaries, Biography Land and Property,Naturalization and Citizenship, Public Records
Place of residence when you know only the state Census, Vital Records, Military Records Naturalization and Citizenship, Taxation
Previous research Genealogy, Biography, Periodicals, Societies History, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Church Records, Periodicals Societies, For Further Reading
Religion Church Records, Vital Records, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Cemeteries, Funeral Homes
Social activities Societies, Newspapers, Obituaries, Biography History, Cemeteries, Directories