The Kentucky Birth Records Index is one of the larger archives on file, with as many as 6,801,326 birth records in its impressive collection. The records in this collection span nearly a century, dating from 1911 to 2007. All of the records and birth certificates in this collection and were retrieved from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, where they are also currently stored. Individuals can learn more information about the Kentucky Birth Records Index by visiting the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website.
There are a variety of vital statistics included in the Kentucky Birth Records Index for individuals born in the state during this time frame. Some of the facts you will find in the archive include the first, middle and last name of the person, as well as the official date and location of the birth. When available, the records will also list the first and last name of the mother. To make retrieval of specific documents from this extensive file a little easier, a birth certificate number and volume number where the birth certificate is precisely located will also be featured.
The birth records of the Kentucky Birth Records Index are held by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. For more information about the archives or to obtain original copies of the birth records in this collection, contact the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives at:
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives holds Kentucky's city, county and state government records, including: birth records from 1852 to 1910; death records from 1911 to 1959; marriage records; census and military records; judicial records; wills and deeds; and state agency records. All of the records contained in this collection have a permanent retention, meaning that they will never be destroyed. You can visit the Archives Research Room in person, or access the information online. Requests for specific documents can also be mailed to the address listed above.
The Archives Research Room of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All visitors must register with security before entering the Archives Research Room. If you live within the state of Kentucky, there is a "search and copy" fee for each genealogical reference request. Those living out of state and requesting copies of official documents are assessed a $15 fee. If you are searching for birth certificates that date prior to 1911, they can be found according to city, and then downloaded and viewed on the website for the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
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