Henry County Research Links 

The Sutton Law introduced to the state legislature in 1850 approved in 1852
County clerks shall preserve list of birth, marriages, and deaths.  Some counties started and have records up to 1911 when the federal government started the vital records.  Records during the civil war are few.  Depending on the county clerk depends on how much information is recorded. Check with the county court or the local genealogy society to see if they have transcribed birth and death records.

The Henry Co Courthouse burned in 1804, which resulted in the loss of some records.  Here is a compiled inventory of all the genealogical records available at the Henry County Clerk's Office, the Henry County History Center (both located in New Castle) and the Henry County Public Library (located in Eminence).  The Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort and the Lexington Public Library.  The Kentucky Dept for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort (microfilm) also have many early Henry County records. County court orders, deeds, marriages, etc. are available since the formation of the County.  The History Center has all the original marriage bonds and marriages.

Henry County History Center
219 South Main St (PO Box 570)
New Castle, KY 40050
(502) 845-0999


Henry County Government Directory


Henry County Historical Society


219 S. Main Street, New Castle, one block south of the Courthouse on State Route 421 and 55.

Email Address: henrycountyhisto@bellsouth.net

phone # (502) 845-0999

The Historical Society has the majority of the oldest records for Henry County; Birth, Death & Marriages

Henry County Court Clerk

P.O. Box 615, Newcastle, KY. 40050

Phone: 502 845-5705

The Court Clerk's Office has old records; Marriage Book #2 1827-1843 and Marriage book #3 1843-1852.  They also have marriage records from 1901 to present. There are no Birth records in the Clerk's office. Also Land Records from 1799 and old Will Books.

Juanita Lashley, Court Clerk juanita.lashley@ky.gov

for copies, send $1 in a SASE + $ .25 per page for the copies


Henry County Clerk of the Circuit Court is located at Courthouse, 30 N. Main St., New Castle, KY. 40050 [mailing address; P.O. Box 359 New Castle, Ky. 40050]; Phone Number: 502-845-2868. Mary Lou Roberts, Circuit Court Clerk. http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Henry/contacthenry.htm


Henry County Public Library
172 Eminence Terrace
Eminence, KY 40019-1146
Phone: 502-845-5682
FAX: 502-845-4807

The Henry County Library has all the wills, marriages, deaths, etc that have been microfilmed from the county.  Copies from microfilm are very reasonable at $.10 a page. Indexes have been compiled for most of the microfilms.  These are not available at the Archives in Frankfort.


Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Administrative Office of the Courts

 Public Records Division, 300

Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort KY USA


has old Probate Records

A link to search the Archives online catalog http://kdla.kyvl.org/

If you have other Resources and would like them added here, please email me!