Kentucky Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
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|Kentucky, United States|
|Flag of Kentucky|
|Location of Kentucky|
|Record Type||Deaths and Burials Index|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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 or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The records in the collection usually contain the following information:
- Burial date
- Burial place
- Death date
- Death place
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Date of death
- Marital status
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
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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
- Consult the Kentucky Record Finder Table to find 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.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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