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Kentucky, Church Records, 1818-1995
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Kentucky, 
United States
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Location of Kentucky
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1818-1995
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Kentucky Historical Society


What is in the Collection?

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?

The following information is usually found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Date of event
  • Location of event
  • Bride's name
  • Groom's name
  • Parent's names
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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?

  • 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

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Kentucky.

Citing this Collection

Collection Citation:
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