Birth records begin in Kentucky as early as 1852 when statewide registration was first enacted. The requirement continued only for ten years. Some births were recorded (1874-79, 1892-1910), but observance remained sporadic.
Birth registration was enacted statewide again on 1 January 1911 and was generally adhered to by 1920.
This database contains county birth records from Kentucky for the years 1852-1910. For a complete list of counties and years available, see below.
Information available in this database includes:
- Name of child
- Color or race
- Birth date
- Birthplace (county and/or town)
- Parents’ names
- Parents’ birthplaces
- Parents’ ages
Additional information may be available on the actual record.
Years and Counties Covered: