Kentucky Birth Records


Kentucky has been maintaining birth records since 1911 when the government made it mandatory to begin recording vital events such as births. Incomplete collections as far back as 1852 are available at both the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the Kentucky Historical Society.

Kentucky is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them.

Kentucky Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1911-2024 for the entire state of Kentucky is The Department of Health and Environment, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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