Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday's Tip - Kentucky Resources on Family Search

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Check out the FamilySearch Research Wiki and historical record collections for Kentucky.

1)  The FamilySearch Research Wiki page for Kentucky is  https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Kentucky

The Research Wiki page for Kentucky describes the genealogical resources available for the state and includes descriptions of the different record types that can be found in both offline and online repositories.  There is also a wiki page for each county. 

The green button titled "Kentucky Online Records" on the screen above provides a list of ALL online record collections available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and other data providers.

2)  There are nine record collections with Kentucky in the title on the list of FamilySearch Historical Record collections [Note: put "kentucky" in the search box in the upper left-hand corner]: 

They are:

*  Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 -- 546,313 indexed records, last updated 09 Mar 2012
*  Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 -- 267,987  indexed records with images, last updated 20 Apr 2012
*  Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 -- 1,256,188   indexed records with images, last updated 20 Apr 2012
*  Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications, 1912-1950 -- Browse Images  only (no index), last updated 09 Dec 2011

*  Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1955 -- 1,384,241 indexed records, last updated 14 Apr 2011
*  Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970 -- 627,320  indexed records, last updated 02 Dec 2010
*  Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 -- 1,532,533 indexed records, last updated 21 Mar 2012
*  Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990 -- 12,429 indexed records with images, last updated 06 Sep 2013
*  Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954 -- 184,092 indexed records with images, last updated 26 Mar 2012

The collections with "Browse images" are not indexed, but they are waypointed into sections such as County, record type, volume number, etc.  In general, these collections were digitized from microfilm images. 

As always, check the list of historical record collections occasionally to see if more record collections have been added or updated. 

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