It is our policy to protect the privacy and safety of living
individuals. Records will not be posted on this site for any individual
who may be living. It doesn't take much information to steal someone's identity.
It only takes an address to rob a widow. It isn't fair to a family who has
suffered with a family member's alcoholism for years to suddenly find his death
certificate posted to the world. We are working very hard to place
genealogical documents online for the public but reserve the right to use
prudence and sensitivity in determining the genealogical worth of each
Birth records will be accepted for persons born more than 100 years ago.
Kentucky has recently passed legislation requiring this cutoff.
At some point, we may visit the possibility of allowing submitters to
post birth records for deceased, closely-related persons born between
50 and 100 years ago who also
died more than 50 years ago.
Marriage records will be accepted for marriages performed more than 75 years
ago. We will accept marriage record submissions for closely-related individuals
for those married less than 75 years ago
only when BOTH parties are deceased and it is deemed to not violate the privacy
or compromise the safety of any living individual.
Death records will be accepted for persons who died at least 50 years ago. We
will accept death certificates for persons who died less than 50 years ago only
from a close relative, and only when it is deemed to not violate the
privacy or compromise the safety of any living individual.
Please understand that if you submit information to us that does not meet these requirements,
it will not be posted.
Submitters own rights to individual submissions. All other material Copyright 2004-2010, The Kentucky Vital Records Project. All rights reserved. If you experience problems with this site, contact the webmaster .
"My connection to the past, like any Historian's, is through the stuff that's left behind. It's not an imaginative connection, although imagination is part of it. It's about documents, it's about sources, it's about clues, it's about the leavings, the shards, the remnants of people who once lived and don't live anymore. Without the documents, there's no history."
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