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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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==== Additional Records with Birth Information ====Substitute records can may contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the Records that are used to substitute records for birth events may not be have been created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect birth. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the informationwas recorded. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in multiple substitute records to help improve confirm the accuracyof these records.
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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>
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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_id=(1420441%201420440%201877095%201803765%201803955%201786457%201803958%201401638%201473181%202000219%201810731%201488411%201727033%201325221%201417683%201438024)&queryrecordType=%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 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%" | Baptism records occasionally provide a birthdate. In addition, a death or burial record may include an age that can approximate a birthdate. To access church records, first determine the denomination.
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| width="10%" | <center>[[Kentucky Newspapers|Newspapers]] </center>
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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 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&localeSubcountryName=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)&queryrecordType=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CKentucky%22 5 Kentucky Military FS Collections]</u></center>
| width="75%" | Post-Civil War records may include the date and place of birth.
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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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