Carroll County Archives & Genealogy Societies


USGenWeb Archives for Carroll Co.


KYGenWeb Special Projects

KY Department of Libraries & Archives


Carroll County Public Library

Kentucky Historical Society
Attn: Joanie DiMartino
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY  40601-1931.

(502) 564-1792

The Vital Statistics Law of Kentucky, providing for and legalizing the registration of births and deaths, was enacted by the General Assembly of 1910, and became effective January 1, 1911.

The Office of Vital Statistics has no records of births and deaths occurring prior to the above date except delayed records of births for persons born before 1911, which have been established by affidavits and documentary evidence.

Central registration of marriages and divorces began in Kentucky in June 1958. The Office of Vital Statistics has no records of marriages and divorces prior to that date.   Copies of marriage certificates prior to June 1958 may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Records of divorce proceedings are available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court that granted the decree.

Where are vital records offices located?

Vital Statistics is located on the first floor in the main lobby of the former Cabinet for Human Resources Building (CHR). Office of Vital Statistics, 275 East Main Street - 1E-A, Frankfort, KY  40621

How are vital records processed?

You can purchase a certificate on the Internet, by phone, by mail, or by visiting the office.

Each of the 159 county vital records offices is authorized to prepare certified copies of birth and death certificates for vital events that occurred in their specific county. However, not all of these locations initiate filing delayed certificates of birth or begin the process to amend a vital record.