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 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.

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

Henry County

Court Clerk's Office

Main St., Newcastle, KY. 40050

Phone: 502 845-5705

Henry County

Historical Society

Now Online!

The History Center is located at 219 S. Main Street, New Castle, one block south of the Courthouse on State Route 421 and 55.

Volunteers are there from 10 am to Noon Monday thru Friday and 1-3 on Weds.

New Email Address:

phone # (502) 845-0999
The Henry County Historical Society has the early wills, deeds, and several other types of documents.  They are not microfilmed, but are original. The Society has full control of the old record books and allow the public to do in-house research in their offices.


Henry County Court Order Book 1 1799-1803, transcribed by C. Marie Winburn. Soft-cover; 75 pages includes an every name index. Cost is $20 includes postage. May be ordered from the Henry County Historical Society, P.O. Box 570, New Castle, KY 40050.


Kentucky Libraries (All counties)
University of Kentucky Reprographics - Newspapers

This database provides access to the listings of the Kentucky newspapers that have been microfilmed at the University of Kentucky. The microfilm can be viewed in the Periodicals Department in William T. Young Library or they can be borrowed through your Interlibrary Loan department.

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

 Public Records Division, 300

Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort KY USA

Here is a link to search the Archives online catalog (click search collection on the left side of screen.)

Kentucky County Clerks Address Directory all counties!   
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