Kentucky Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995
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|Flag of Kentucky|
|Location of Kentucky|
|Record Type||Church Records|
|Kentucky Historical Society|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing this Collection
What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains Church vital records from 1818-1995. They are from different denominations located in several counties in Kentucky. Some of the records come from the following churches:
- Lair Presbyterian (Lair)
- St. John's Evangelical Church (Melbourne)
- Presbyterian Church (Cynthiana)
- Christ United Church of Christ (Fort Thomas)
- St. Paul's United Church of Christ (Alexandria)
- Christian Church (Little Rock, Kentucky)
- Methodist Episcopal Church (Ruddles Mills)
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What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information is usually found in these records:
- Date of event
- Location of event
- Bride's name
- Groom's name
- Parent's names
- Cause of death
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate date and or location of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
- Search for the family in census records
- Use the information found in the record to find land and probate records
I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Kentucky.
Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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