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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Kentucky



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Birth - Where can I find birth records?

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• 1830s-1990s: Kentucky Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995
Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960



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• 1911-1999: Kentucky Births at MyHeritage ($)




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Marriage - Where can I find marriage records?

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• 1780s-1999: United States Marriages, Kentucky at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1780s-1990s: Kentucky Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995
Kentucky, Church Marriages, 1824-1995
Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999




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Death - Where can I find death records?

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• 1720s-1990s: Kentucky Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995
Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965
Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999
Kentucky, Louisville, Cemetery Index Cards, 1840-1988
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1852-1965: Kentucky, Death Records at Ancestry ($)




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