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Search for ancestors in free genealogy resources for Kentucky.  We have gathered some of the largest repositories of Kentucky genealogy records available online into one place to help you locate your Kentucky ancestors quickly and easily.  Many of these surname searches are free genealogy projects and contain data submitted by other genealogical researchers like yourself.  If you have records in your possession which would be of benefit to others, please take a little time to submit them.


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Search the Kentucky RootsWeb Surname List

Search over a million surnames which submitted submitted by other folks conducting genealogy research in Kentucky.  Search results will give you names of people researching your surname along with dates, locations and contact information allowing you to get in touch with others who are researching your surnames and perhaps even the same ancestor.  We have set the state to Kentucky in the search form, but it may be changed to search in other states.

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Search Kentucky Cemetery Records

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Contains 179,750 grave records from 3,170 KY cemeteries.

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Search Kentucky Death Index 1911-1986

Located at the University of  Kentucky, this database contains death records on file in the Kentucky state Office of Vital Statistics.

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Search Kentucky Death Index 1987-1992

This database is searchable by the name of the deceased only.  Best results are obtained using both first and last name.

Search Kentucky Message Boards

Surname message boards are one of the most proven ways to locate other researchers who share common ancestors with you.  Read genealogy queries on these free Kentucky genealogy message boards.  Finding a new cousin is like finding treasure.  You can compare notes and share genealogy information, adding branches to the family tree.  When posting your own genealogy queries, be sure to include the full name of your Kentucky ancestor along with dates and places.  You must provide enough information to allow others to easily recognize a connection to their own ancestry.

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Search USGenWeb Kentucky Archives

Search one of the largest repositories of free KY genealogy records online.  Try your surname search for Kentucky ancestors in the USGenWeb archives.  Data and genealogy records submitted by other genealogy researchers may include family Bible records, biographies, cemetery records, wills, census records, images, transcriptions, church / baptismal records, deeds, early KY maps, military records, obituaries, newspaper abstracts, year books, local histories and other Kentucky genealogy information.  If you have useful records, please submit them to this free genealogy project to help others in in their research.

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Search the Kentucky Family Group Sheet Project

This free genealogy project is a great idea!  Try your surname searches in this free database of family group sheets.  Submitted by other genealogists, you can use the search to locate Kentucky ancestors and their families.  If you have time, submit family group sheets of your own Kentucky ancestors to share with others who are searching.

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