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This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find birth information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the birth section of the [[GuidedResearch:Kentucky|Kentucky Guided Research]] page.
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=== Additional Databases and Online Resources ===
*'''1847-1911:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1213 <u>'''Kentucky, Birth Records'''</u>] - at Ancestry ($)*'''1911-2007:''' [http://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-kentucky-birth-index.html <u>'''Kentucky Birth Records Index'''</u>]at Archives*'''1911-1999:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788 <u>'''Kentucky, Birth Index'''</u>] - at Ancestry ($)
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Vital Records|Death Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[[GuidedResearch:Kentucky|Kentucky Death Guided Research]]</u></center>
| width="75%" | Go back to the Kentucky Guided Research page, and click on "Death". Death records may include the birthdate or age of the deceased individual's birthday or . With the age at death is given, suggesting an approximate a birthdate by subtracting can be approximated. Click on the age from link to the left to return to the death date"Death" page.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | Tombstone Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records created when may include a deceased individual was interred in a cemeterybirthdate.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Census|Census Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordlocation/resultsunited-states-of-america/kentucky?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Kentucky&collection_idrecordType=(1420441%201420440%201877095%201803765%201803955%201786457%201803958%201401638%201473181%202000219%201810731%201488411%201727033%201325221%201417683%201438024)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CKentucky%22 3 U.S. Census FS Collections]</u></center>| width="75%" | Census records from 1830 1850 onward give ages of the recorded individuals, allowing researchers to calculate birth years.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Church Records|Church Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | Include baptism Baptism records, which occasionally give the individual's birthdayprovide a birthdate. Also includes In addition, a death and or burial records, sometimes giving individual's record may include an age at death, allowing researchers to calculate that can approximate birth yearsa birthdate. In order to To access these church records, researchers need to know first determine the church their ancestor attendeddenomination.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]] </center>
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| width="75%" | Contain In addition to obituaries. Before the 21st century, obituaries were mostly restricted to leading members newspapers publish notices of a community or for those who died in an unusual mannermarriages, divorces, deaths, and funerals. While In recent years, birth notices have also been published providing the majority names of the population did not have their own obituaries, such records often give parents and sex of the individual's age at death, and sometimes include birth informationchild.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Kentucky&collection_id=(2311973%202333694%202367299)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CKentucky%22 Kentucky Obituary FS Collections]</u>See Wiki page</center>| width="75%" | Obituaries often include the birth date birthdate and place of the deceased.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Military Records|Military Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordlocation/resultsunited-states-of-america/kentucky?count=20&localeSubcountryNamerecordType=Kentucky&collection_id=(1932371%201932398%201916017%201877095%201936545%201937233%201932377%201471019%201922519%201932387%201910717%201932383%201919699%201916249%201979427%201987567%201916228%201979390%201825347%201979425%201913388%202250054%201880762%202069831%202546162%201968530%202028680%201861144%202250027%202729264)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CKentucky%22 5 Kentucky Military FS Collections]</u></center>| width="75%" | May provide Post-Civil War records may include the age date and/or place of birth date of the individuals who served in military positions.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | May Family Bibles may include dates and places of birth for family members, however the accuracy of this information is contingent upon when the information was recorded.
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=== Tips for finding births ===
Success with Successfully finding birth records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions::*'''Spelling variations.''' Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Try Search with spelling variations for the following search tactics: first and last name of your ancestor.:*Try searching '''Search parents.''' Search for the parents , if known. Sometimes a , as the child's first name is may not be on the birth record.:*Try different spelling variations of '''Search given name.''' Search by given name (leave out the first and last name ) with the approximate date of your ancestorbirth.:*Try a given name '''Add information.''' For common names, add more information to narrow the search (leave out the last such as approximate birth date or parent's names)if known.:*'''Date range.''' Expand the date range of the searchby 5 years.:*Try searching with '''Search state.''' Search using the state name only instead of by county.*If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.
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=== Known Record Gaps ===
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*Birth records begin in 1852 at the county level but registration was inconsistent.*'''1911''' Statewide Registration.*'''1917''' Compliance to Statewide Registration.
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'''Records Publishedby FamilySearch'''<br>Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records publishedby FamilySearch. Check For any FamilySearch collections you did not find your ancestor in, check the coverage table for gaps in the online collection. If the collections you searched which did not include time period or location your ancestor. Gaps lived in is missing from the online collection , it may require searches in other records found at original repository or original birth finding substitute records at an archivefor the event.
*[[Kentucky_Births_and_Christenings_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#Coverage_Table|Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/KY_FRB.html County birth holdings, Kentucky]
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'''[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss map]''' - Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.<br>
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