Kentucky Vital Records
Statewide vital records registration was first enacted in 1852 for the state of Kentucky. Compliance was minimal and the legislation was only in place for ten years. Sporadic maintenance was also performed between 1872-1910. Mandatory registration was again enacted as of January 1, 1911 for births and deaths. Marriage records have been kept on a county basis since the formation of each county, with some pre-dating official formation. State registration was required beginning in 1958. An every name index to births and deaths after 1911 exists at the Office of Vital Statistics.
For birth and death records prior to 1911, write:
Public Records Division, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, KY 40602-0537
For birth and death records after 1911, and marriage records after 1958, write:
Department for Health Services, Office of Vital Statistics, 375 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
For marriage records prior to 1958, write to the clerk of the county in question.
Kentucky Department of Health - Vital Records