Welcome to the Kentucky Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the Kentucky obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in Kentucky, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of Kentucky.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of a Kentucky Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the Kentucky Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for Kentucky

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $6.00

Office of Vital Statistics
Department for Public Health
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621

Remarks: State office has records since January 1911.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Kentucky State Treasurer. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (502) 564-4212.

Directory of Kentucky Obituary and Genealogy Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of Kentucky Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access Kentucky Newspapers.
Surname Meanings Database


Kentucky Obituary Search Engine (convenient search of USGenWeb's FTP)
Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Archive
Central Kentucky Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Kentucky Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854
Miscellaneous Kentucky Obituaries
Honor Students Archive - Kentucky Students
Kentucky Free Lookups
Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
Kentucky Death Records Search Engine 1911-2000
Kentuckiana Obituary Forum
University of Kentucky Archives
Amazon: Kentucky Obituaries 1787-1854
Kentucky Marriages 1973-2000
Central Kentucky News Journal Obits
Lookups by Jeanne (Kentucky Birth & Death Records - most counties)
Lookups by Marilyn (Kentucky Obituary & Marriage Records)
Kentucky Birth Records
Pryor Funeral Home, Kentuckians in West Virginia (Kenawha Co., WV)
Kentucky Taulbee Obituaries Forum
Seller's Western Kentucky Obituary Forum

Audubon Region

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Adair Co.

Adair County Death Index 1852-1859

Barren Co.

Glasgow Daily Times
Barren County Marriages, Bride Index
Barren County Marriages, Groom Index

Bath Co.

Bath County Obituary Collection
Bath County, KY: Marriages 1870-1889

Bell Co.

Bell County Obituary Search Engine

Bourbon Co.

Bourbon County Citizen Obituaries 1998
Bourbon County Marriages 1786-1800

Boyle Co.

The Boyle County Obituary Search Engine
The Advocate Online
Danville National Cemetery Inscriptions (Civil War)

Breathitt Co.

Obituaries From The Jackson Times
Elam and Holbrook Cemeteries Inscriptions
T Point Cemetery Inscriptions

Breckinridge Co.

Breckinridge County Obituary Search Engine

Bullitt Co.

Bullitt County Obituary Search Engine

Caldwell Co.

The Times-Leader
Caldwell County Obituaries
Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1809-28

Carlisle Co.

Request A Lookup From Judy Gordon

Carroll Co.

Carroll County Deaths 1852-1860
Carroll County, Kentucky Marriages, 1838-1920
Miscellaneous Carroll County Obituaries
Miscellaneous Carroll County Marriages

Casey Co.

The Advocate Online
Casey County News Obituaries

Christian Co.

Early Christian County Obituaries 1885 - 1886
Christian County Obituaries

Clark Co.

Winchester Sun

Clinton Co.

Clinton County Obituaries

Crittenden Co.

Crittenden County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Crittenden County Obituaries
Crittenden County Obituaries 1999
Crittenden County Obituaries 2000
Crittenden County Obituaries 2001
Crittenden County Obituaries 2002

Daviess Co.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Elliott Co.

Elliott County Obituaries and Deaths

Fayette Co.

Fayette County Obituary Search Engine
Lexington Herald-Leader (extensive)
The Lexington Cemetery Search Engine
Lexington National Cemetery Index
Milward Funeral Home Obituary Search
Fayette County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1803-14

Fleming Co.

Fleming County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Fleming County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1798-1851

Floyd Co.

Floyd County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Floyd County Obituary Archive
Floyd County, Kentucky Marriage License Search Engine
Floyd County Deaths
Floyd County Cemetery Inscriptions
Floyd County Marriages

Franklin Co.

Irene Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook
Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook Forum
Franklin County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1815, Volume I

Fulton Co.

Request A Lookup From Judy Gordon
Fulton County Marriages

Garrard Co.

The Advocate Online

Grant Co.

Grant County News

Graves Co.

Request A Lookup From Judy Gordon

Grayson Co.

Grayson County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Steve Foster Monument Company Archives

Greenup Co.

Greenup County Marriage Records
Greenup County Marriage Records 2

Hancock Co.


Hardin Co.

News Enterprise Online
Kentuckiana - Hardin County Births

Harlan Co.

Harlan County Births (2003-2005)

Henderson Co.

Henderson County Obituary Search Engine
The Gleaner

Henry Co.

Lookups by Lisa

Hickman Co.

Request A Lookup From Judy Gordon
Hickman County Marriages

Hopkins Co.

Mattie's Obituary Scrapbook
Mattie's Obituary Scrapbook Forum
Hopkins County Marriages 1807-1868

Jefferson Co.

Courier-Journal Obituary Search Engine
Lookups by Lisa
Kentuckiana - Jefferson County Births
Cave Hill Cemetery Database

Jessamine Co.

Jessamine Journal Obits Index 1887-1918
Jessamine County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1799-1820

Johnson Co.

Johnson County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
The Paintsville Herald - Births - Archives - Marriages
Johnson County Death Records Search Engine
Johnson County Deaths
Johnson County Marriages 1843 to 1860
Johnson County Births, Deaths, and Marriages 1852-1910
1910 Johnson County Death Records
Johnson County Obituary Index

Kenton Co.

Kenton County Public Library Search (Births, Deaths, Census, Cemetery)

Knott Co.

Knott County Deaths

Knox Co.

Miscellaneous Knox County Obituaries

LaRue Co.

Magnolia Presbyterian Church Cemetery Inscriptions

Laurel Co.

London Funeral Home Obituaries

Lawrence Co.

Lawrence County Obituary Search Engine
Lawrence County Death Record Search Engine
Big Sandy News Obituaries
Lawrence County Births, Deaths, and Marriage Records 1852-1907
Miscellaneous Lawrence County Marriages
Lawrence County Cemetery Inscriptions

Lewis Co.

Lewis County Herald Obituaries

Lincoln Co.

The Advocate Online
Lincoln County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1781-1792
Drake's Creek Cemetery Inscriptions

Logan Co.

Logan/Todd Obituary Database

Lyon Co.

Lyon County Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Madison Co.

Lookups by Jeanne (Madison County, Kentucky Court Order Book A. 1787-1791)
Madison County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1790-1843

Magoffin Co.

Magoffin County Deaths

Marshall Co.

Request A Lookup From Judy Gordon

Martin Co.

Miscellaneous Martin County Obituaries
Martin County Deaths

Mason Co.

Ledger Independent
Brell Funeral Home Obituaries (Interactive)
Mason County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1804-60 Vol. II-VI

McCracken Co.

Paducah Sun

McCreary Co.

McCreary County Obituary Search Engine
Pine Knot Funeral Home Obituaries

McLean Co.


Meade Co.

Kentuckiana - Meade County Births

Mercer Co.

Mercer County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Central Kentucky Obituary and Death Notice Collection
The Advocate Online
Mercer Online Obituary Search Engine - LINK REPAIRED!
Mercer Online Obituary Archive 1994-1999
Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1800-1830 Vol. II-III

Metcalfe Co.

Metcalfe County Deaths 1852-1911 various years
Metcalfe County Births 1852-1911 various years
1860 Metcalfe County Deaths
1870 Metcalfe County Deaths
1880 Metcalfe County Deaths
Metcalfe County Marriages

Monroe Co.

Tomkinsville News Obituaries (Archives)
Tompkinsville News Obituaries (Current)
Miscellaneous Monroe County, Kentucky Obituaries I
Miscellaneous Monroe County, Kentucky Obituaries II

Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1817-50

Muhlenburg Co.

Muhlenburg County Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Muhlenberg County Obituary Search Engine
Messenger-Inquirer - must have free account to view content

Nelson Co.

Nelson County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1785-1815

Nicholas Co.

Irene Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook
Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook Forum
Nicholas County, KY Marriages 1800-1812

Ohio Co.

Ohio County Marriages I
Ohio County Marriages II

Oldham Co.

The Oldham Era
Lookups by Lisa

Owen Co.

1874 Owen County, Kentucky Deaths
1930/1932 Obituaries from News-Herald, Owenton - PDF file; need Acrobat Reader

Owsley Co.

Owsley County Discussion Group

Pike Co.

Pike County Deaths
Pike County Marriages

Pulaski Co.

Pulaski County Obituaries
Mill Springs National Cemetery Index

Scott Co.

Georgetown News-Graphic Obituaries

Shelby Co.

Lookups by Lisa
Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage Bonds: 1792-1800

Taylor Co.

Central Kentucky News-Journal
Campbellsville.com Obituaries Archive

Todd Co.

Logan/Todd Obituary Database

Trigg Co.

Trigg County Marriages

Trimble Co.

Trimble County Obituaries
Lookups by Lisa

Warren Co.

WBKO Obituaries Archive

Webster Co.

Webster County Obituary Search Engine
Mattie's Obituary Scrapbook
Mattie's Obituary Scrapbook Forum
RootsWeb - Webster Co. Obituaries

Woodford Co.

Woodford County Obituary Search Engine
Index of Obits in the Woodford Sun 1986-1987
Irene Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook
Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook Forum

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