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Kentucky Birth Records

  Kentucky started keeping birth and death records in 1852, stopped in 1862, started again in 1874, but did not mandate this information be kept until 1 January 1911.

Before that date, births and deaths were recorded at the county level and copies were forwarded to the state each year. Surviving birth records are mostly for the years 1852-1861, 1874-1879 and 1900-1910.

Due to official indifference regarding record keeping statewide, a lot of births were not recorded for many of the years before 1911.

Official birth certificates were not issued by most states until 1910 or later

Here are some links to Kentucky birth records and birth record databases and information on how to obtain a copy of a Kentucky birth certificate.

Kentucky Birth Records
How to Apply for a copy of a Kentucky Birth Certificate

Kentucky Birth Records, 1911-1999 Ancestry.com

Kentucky Birth Records 1911-1988 pages one , two , three , four , five , six , seven , eight , nine from Maria and Tim Troutman

Butler County Birth Records 1852 ,1853 ,1854 , 1855 , 1856 ,1857 ,1858 ,1859

Christian County, Kentucky Birth Records 1911 - 1930

Estill Co Birth Records 1860 , 1861 , 1874 , 1878 , 1896-99

Fayette County Birth Records 1852

Floyd County Births 1853-1975

Grayson County African American Birth Records; 1852-1859, 1901-1904

Grayson County Birth Records 1906-7

Harlan County Birth Records 1876 & 1878

Henry County; Carrollton Democrat Birth Notices 1884 and 1885

Johnson County Delayed Birth Records 1900-1910

Johnson County Birth Records 1852 - 1904

Lawrence County Birth Records 1852-1859

Metcalfe County Birth Records 1852-1911

Pulaski County Birth Records 1852-1859

Taylor Co. Births 1852-1910 and 1911-1919

Unknown County Delayed Birth Records Early 1900s see List of Surnames a lot of births were not recorded for many of the years before 1911. People lacking official certificates were able to file delayed birth certificates with the state. This became common due to the requirements of the newly formed Social Security Administration and military service

 

Additional Resources:

Kentucky Obituary Records enter your Kentucky ancestor or family member's name to search the world's largest newspaper archive; over 12 million newspaper pages
Kentucky Birth Records
Kentucky Marriage Records
Kentucky Divorce Records
Kentucky Death Records

 

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