Finding individuals who were married in Kentucky during the latter part of the past century is easy with the Kentucky Marriage Registers Index. The Kentucky Marriage Registers holds a massive 1,098,262 records in its extensive collection for the state archives. The records and marriage licenses in this compilation are dated between 1973 and 1999 and were retrieved from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Individuals can learn more information about the Kentucky Marriage Registers by visiting the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives website.
The Kentucky Marriage Registers index includes a wealth of information and vital statistics on individuals who were married in the state of Kentucky, including first, middle and last names for both spouses, as well as genders. The residence and race of the individuals is also included in the records, along with date and location of the wedding ceremony. A unique feature of the Kentucky Marriage Registers is that it lists whether the groom had ever been married prior to this union and the ages of both the bride and groom at the time of the marriage ceremony.
To make retrieval of documents as easy as possible, records are also carefully catalogued, according to last name, marriage date and certificate number. The records are also listed according to their volume number within the Kentucky marriage records. Hard copies of the marriage license can be ordered directly from the website or by contacting the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
A large number of records of the Kentucky Marriage Registers is held by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives at this time. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives at:
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Each marriage license and vital record on file at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives features its own assigned number, as well as the personal information and statistics listed above. Individuals can access the information in the archives either online or by visiting the Archives Research Room at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, which is open Monday through Friday every week. In addition to marriage licenses, the archives include birth and death certificates, property ownership records and military records.
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