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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1417491 |title=Kentucky Statewide Deaths|location=United States|}} <br>
  
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== Collection Time Period ==
 
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== Collection Time Period<br>  ==
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These records cover the time period 1911-1955.  
 
These records cover the time period 1911-1955.  
  
== Record Description<br>  ==
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== 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.  
 
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.  
  
=== Record Content <br>  ===
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=== Record Content ===
  
Information may include the following: [[Image:Kentucky Statewide Deaths 1911-1955 (08-0475) DGS 4178304 96.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Kentucky Statewide Deaths 1911-1955 (08-0475) DGS 4178304 96.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
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The information in the records may include the following:
 
*Name of the deceased
 
*Name of the deceased
 
 
*Date of birth
 
*Date of birth
 
 
*Place of birth
 
*Place of birth
 
 
*Marital status
 
*Marital status
 
 
*Sex
 
*Sex
 
 
*Race
 
*Race
 
 
*Age at death
 
*Age at death
 
 
*Occupation
 
*Occupation
 
 
*Date of death
 
*Date of death
 
 
*Time of death
 
*Time of death
 
 
*Place of death
 
*Place of death
 
 
*Address of the deceased
 
*Address of the deceased
 
 
*Parents’ names
 
*Parents’ names
 
 
*Places of birth of the parents
 
*Places of birth of the parents
 
 
*Date of burial
 
*Date of burial
 
 
*Place of burial
 
*Place of burial
 
 
*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
 
 
*Name and address of the informant
 
*Name and address of the informant
  
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[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogykentucky.htm Kentucky Genealogy]  
 
[http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogykentucky.htm Kentucky Genealogy]  
  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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]]  
 
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]]  
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.&nbsp;
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Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.&nbsp;  
  
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
  
==== Example of a Citation for a Record in This Collection ====
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==== Example of a Citation for a Record in This Collection ====
  
 
"Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch,org: accessed 28 April 2011). entry for Lena Hammond Stevens, died 24 June 1955; citing Death Records FHL microfilm 1,358,116; Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Kentucky.<!--bibdescend-->  
 
"Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch,org: accessed 28 April 2011). entry for Lena Hammond Stevens, died 24 June 1955; citing Death Records FHL microfilm 1,358,116; Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Kentucky.<!--bibdescend-->  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->“Kentucky Statewide Deaths, 1911-1955,” index FamilySearch Historical Records, 2010; from Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. “Kentucky Death Certificates, 1911-1955.” Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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<!--bibdescbegin-->Kentucky. Statewide Deaths, 1911-1955. Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. Frankfort. <!--bibdescend-->
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[[Category:Kentucky]]
 
[[Category:Kentucky]]

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Collection Time Period

These records cover the time period 1911-1955.

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.

Record Content

Kentucky Statewide Deaths 1911-1955 (08-0475) DGS 4178304 96.jpg

The information in the records may include the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Sex
  • 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

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.

Record History

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%.

Why This Collection Was Created?

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.

Record Reliability

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.

Related Web Sites

Newspaper Obituaries

Kentucky Genealogy


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Related Wiki Articles

Kentucky Vital Records

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. 

The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Example of a Citation for a Record in This Collection

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

Sources of Information for This Collection:

Kentucky. Statewide Deaths, 1911-1955. Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics. Frankfort.