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=== Known Record Gaps ===
 
=== Known Record Gaps ===
 
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'''Records Start'''<br>
 
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*Birth records begin in 1852 but registration was inconsistent.
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'''Records Published'''<br>
 
'''Records Published'''<br>
 
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
 
*[[Kentucky_Births_and_Christenings_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#Coverage_Table|Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Kentucky_Births_and_Christenings_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#Coverage_Table|Kentucky Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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'''Records destroyed'''<br>
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'''Records Destroyed'''<br>
[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss] shows which counties and when the loss happened. Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.
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The following counties had record loss.  Click on the county for more information.<br>
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*[[Allen County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Allen County]]
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*[[Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Anderson County]]
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*[[Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Ballard County]]
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*[[Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Bath County]]
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*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Bell County]]
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*[[Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Boone County]]
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*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Bourbon County]]
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*[[Boyle County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Boyle County]]
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*[[Bracken County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Bracken County]]
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*[[Breathitt County, Kentucky  Genealogy#Record Loss|Breathitt County]]
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*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Breckinridge County]]
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*[[Butler County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Butler County]]
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*[[Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Caldwell County]]
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*[[Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Calloway County]]
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*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Carlisle County]]
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*[[Christian County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Christian County]]
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*[[Clay County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Clay County]]
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*[[Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Clinton County]]
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*[[Crittenden County, Kentucky  Genealogy#Record Loss|Crittenden County]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Kentucky  Genealogy#Record Loss|Cumberland County]]
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*[[Daviess County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Daviess County]]
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*[[Elliott County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Elliott County]]
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Estill County]]
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*[[Fayette County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Fayette County]]
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*[[Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Floyd County]]
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*[[Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Graves County]]
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*[[Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Grayson County]]
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*[[Hardin County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Hardin County]]
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*[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Harlan County]]
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*[[Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Harrison County]]
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*[[Hart County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Hart County]]
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*[[Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Henry County]]
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*[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Hopkins County]]
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*[[Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Jackson County]]
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*[[Larue County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Larue County]]
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Laurel County]]
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Magoffin County]]
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*[[Marion County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Marion County]]
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*[[Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Marshall County]]
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Martin County]]
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|McCreary County]]
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*[[McLean County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|McLean County]]
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*[[Meade County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Meade County]]
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*[[Mercer County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Mercer County]]
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*[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Metcalfe County]]
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*[[Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Monroe County]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky  Genealogy#Record Loss|Montgomery County]]
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*[[Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Morgan County]]
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*[[Ohio County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Ohio County]]
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*[[Oldham County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Oldham County]]
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Owsley County]]
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*[[Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Perry County]]
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*[[Pike County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Pike County]]
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*[[Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Powell County]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Pulaski County]]
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*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Rockcastle County]]
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*[[Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Rowan County]]
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*[[Russell County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Russell County]]
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Scott County]]
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*[[Simpson County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Simpson County]]
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*[[Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Spencer County]]
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*[[Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Taylor County]]
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*[[Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Trigg County]]
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*[[Trimble County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Trimble County]]
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Warren County]]
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*[[Washington County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Washington County]]
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Wayne County]]
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*[[Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Whitley County]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Wolfe County]]
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*[[Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy#Record Loss|Woodford County]]
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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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Revision as of 11:18, 8 May 2018


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 Kentucky Guided Research page.


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Tips for finding births

Success with finding birth records in online databases depends on a few key points:

  • Your ancestor's name may misspelled. Try the following search tactics:
  • Try searching for the parents if known. Sometimes a child's first name is not on the birth record.
  • Try different spelling variations of the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Try a given name search (leave out the last names)
  • Expand the date range of the search.
  • Try searching with the state name only instead of by county.
  • If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.





Why the record may not exist

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Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • Birth records begin in 1852 but registration was inconsistent.


Records Published
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.


Records Destroyed
The following counties had record loss. Click on the county for more information.


United States Counties With Records Loss map - Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.