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Kentucky Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free Kentucky Death Records. I list the best ways to get Kentucky death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Kentucky Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Kentucky is among several other states in the country that makes their death records available for free, online, to the public. All you have to do is register for the "KY GenWeb Project," which is funded entirely by supporters.
  • You'll need to know the First and Last name of the deceased, the place of death, and the residence at the time of their death.
  • Death records from 1911 - 2000 are available online, if you need a more recent one you can download the Death Certificate Application Form from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
  • Mail the above form, along with a copy of your photo identification and any applicable fees, to:
      Office of Vital Statistics
      275 E. Main St. 1E-A
      Frankfort, KY  40621

  • Notes:

    • If you find the KY GenWeb Project useful to you, make sure to vote with your wallet and support the free resource!
    • Death certificate requests by mail will take up to 30 working days to fulfill.
    • If you order a death certificate by mail and they are unable to find it, no refunds are issued.


    • Free (for death records 1911 - 2000), $6.00 otherwise


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