Birth and death records became mandatory in the State of Kentucky in 1910 and officially enacted in 1911. But central records at the Office of Vital Statistics didn't begin until 1958, so only records from 1958 to present are available. Earlier records must be acquired from the county clerk or by going through the genealogy department. Certificates are available by internet, phone, mail or in person.
Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St., 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
For geneological searches:
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
P.O. Box 537
300 Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, KY 40602
The state has all marriage and divorce records from 1958 to present. Earlier records must be requested from the local Circuit County Clerk that granted the marriage license or divorce decree.
All adoption records and considered closed and all searches must accompanied with a court order. To find out information that does not identify any persons involved with the adoption then a written request is sufficient.
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main Street, 3 C-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Public property records such as tax appraisal, ownership, and property history is handled by the County Property Valuation Administrator. Most counties have an online map application that can easily find and display parcel information.
• Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator
• Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator
• Kenton County Public Inquiry
• Boone County Property Valuation Administrator
• Warren County Property Valuation
• Hardin County Parcel Data Viewer
We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Kentucky
|1||Clinton County Public Library||302 King Drive, Albany, Kentucky||42602||606-387-5989|
|2||Boyd County Public Library||1740 Central Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky||41101||606-329-0090|
|3||Summit Branch||1016 Summit Road, Ashland, Kentucky||606-928-3366|
|4||Auburn Branch||344 West Main Street, Auburn, Kentucky||270-542-8180|
|5||Knox County Public Library||206 Knox Street, Barbourville, Kentucky||40906||606-546-5339|
|6||Nelson County Public Library||201 Cathedral Manor, Bardstown, Kentucky||40004||502-348-3714|
|7||Lee County Public Library||123 Center Street, Beattyville, Kentucky||41311||606-464-8014|
|8||Trimble County Public Library||112 Highway 42 North, Bedford, Kentucky||40006||502-255-7362|
|9||Belfry Branch||24371 U.S. Highway 119, Belfry, Kentucky||606-353-9429|
|10||Marshall County Public Library System||1003 Poplar Street, Benton, Kentucky||42025||270-527-9969|