Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Kentucky, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1843-1970
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1843 to 1970. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Deaths

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • Age
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Race
  • Date of death
  • Marital status

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Kentucky Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place of death
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence to locate church and land records
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records
  • The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities

Record Finder

Consult the Kentucky Record Finder to search other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 24 October 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
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