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


These records include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. Included as well are general United States collections if they include or could reasonably include Kentucky residents.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


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.



Kentucky Birth Records


Kentucky Marriage Records


Kentucky Death Records


Kentucky Residence Records


Kentucky Daily Life Records

Compiled Genealogies


Court Records


Employment Records


Ethnic Records

African American Records

Japanese American Records


Pension Records


Prisons/Prisoners Records


Kentucky Military Records

War of 1812


Mexican-American War


US Civil War


Indian Wars


Spanish-American War


World War I


World War II


Korean War


Vietnam 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

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