This is a list of free Kentucky Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Kentucky birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Kentucky collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Kentucky ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.



How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.






Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Kentucky Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Kentucky Birth Records and Birth Indexes


Kentucky Marriage Records


Kentucky Death Records






Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Kentucky Residence Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks








Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship







Children’s Homes/Workhouses/Poorhouses/Soldier Homes





Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Kentucky Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Business Records & Commerce




Court Records


Description & Travel


Employees, Officials, & Occupations


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Jewish Records


Native American Records










History – Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


Government & Legal


Government & Politics


Libraries, Museums, & Archives




Names & Surnames




Postal & Shipping


Prisons & Prisoners


Public Records


Slavery & Bondage


Social Life & Customs







Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Kentucky Military Records



Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

War of 1812


Mexican-American War, 1846-1848


US Civil War


Indian Wars


World War I


World War II


Korean War


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions





Kentucky Modern Helps

Family Search Articles


Family Search Videos/Webinars

Kentucky Introduction

Mid-south Region Video Instruction – Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, & Kentucky



Enjoy these Free Kentucky Genealogy Records at FamilySearch listed at #OnGenealogy


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