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How to Obtain Kentucky Death Certificates

The state of Kentucky can be said as the pioneer in the statewide registration of the vital records (births, deaths and marriages) in the US. The Statewide vital records registration was started in 1852 in the state of Kentucky and at first instance it was been appreciated by the citizens of the state at large. There were very minimal legalities involved there and this is the reason why the legislation remained intact for the next 10 years only. However, in order to come up with something more legal, the state government ensured the sporadic maintenance which was performed during 1872-1910. The state made it necessary for every birth and death to be registered with the state department of health services after January 1st, 1911. The marriages took place within the state were registered at the county offices. All in all, the statewide registration of vital records started officially in 1958. It is said to be started in 1958 because before 1958 all the measures which are taken to ensure the proper maintenance of the data of vital records were proved to ineffective. However, now everything is properly maintained by the state of Kentucky and vital records can now be accessed with ease as well.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Kentucky County Death Records

Adair County
Allen County
Anderson County
Ballard County
Barren County
Bath County
Bell County
Boone County
Bourbon County
Boyd County
Boyle County
Bracken County
Breathitt County
Breckinridge County
Bullitt County
Butler County
Caldwell County
Calloway County
Campbell County
Carlisle County
Carroll County
Carter County
Casey County
Christian County
Clark County
Clay County
Clinton County
Crittenden County
Cumberland County
Daviess County
Edmonson County
Elliott County
Estill County
Fayette County
Fleming County
Floyd County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Gallatin County
Garrard County
Grant County
Graves County
Grayson County
Green County
Greenup County
Hancock County
Hardin County
Harlan County
Harrison County
Hart County
Henderson County
Henry County
Hickman County
Hopkins County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Jessamine County
Johnson County
Kenton County
Knott County
Knox County
LaRue County
Laurel County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Leslie County
Letcher County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Livingston County
Logan County
Lyon County
McCracken County
McCreary County
McLean County
Madison County
Magoffin County
Marion County
Marshall County
Martin County
Mason County
Meade County
Menifee County
Mercer County
Metcalfe County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Muhlenberg County
Nelson County
Nicholas County
Ohio County
Oldham County
Owen County
Owsley County
Pendleton County
Perry County
Pike County
Powell County
Pulaski County
Robertson County
Rockcastle County
Rowan County
Russell County
Scott County
Shelby County
Simpson County
Spencer County
Taylor County
Todd County
Trigg County
Trimble County
Union County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
Whitley County
Wolfe County
Woodford County

 

Kentucky Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Public Records Division
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
300 Coffee Tree Road
P.O. Box 537
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537