The Kentucky Death Records Index offers 2,828,164 death records ranging from 1911 up through 1999. These death records were amassed from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. To learn more about these death records, visit the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives online.
The Kentucky Death Records Index typically provides the deceased's full name, date of birth, age at time of death, date of death, location of death, and the source record's volume number, as well as the death certificate number.
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives holds the source records for the Kentucky Death Records Index and requests for hard copies can be sent to this department. To learn more about obtaining copies of Kentucky death certificates, get in touch with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives using the information below.
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
The Archives Research Room of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives is open to the public from Monday through Friday, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. All visitors must register with security before entering the Archives Research Room.
The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives holds Kentucky's city, county and state government records. This includes: 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.
In addition to visiting the Archives Research Room in person, individuals can also request copies of records by downloading and mailing research request forms. Individuals can also download and view indexes of death records from 1852 to 1910 according to county, as well as death records from 1852 to 1910 according to city.
In-state individuals are charged a $10 "search and copy" fee for each genealogical reference request (a check or money order should be made to "Kentucky State Treasurer.") Out-of-state customers are charged a $15 "search and copy" (a check or money order should be made to "Kentucky State Treasurer.").
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