Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.
Kentucky State Vital Records Office
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
Fax: (502) 227-0032
Online Kentucky Vital Records Index – Deaths (1911-1992), Marriage & Divorces(1973-1993)
Ancestry.com Kentucky State Database
A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.
Ancestry.com Carroll County, Kentucky, Marriages 1838-1920
Located in northern Kentucky, Carroll County was formed in 1838 from Gallatin, Henry and Trimble Counties. This database is an index of marriage records from the county between 1838 to 1920. Taken from the original records housed at the county offices, it reveals the names of both bride and groom. Additionally, racial information, year of marriage, and volume and page number of the original record is provided. It includes the names of nearly 17,000 men and women. For those researchers seeking ancestors from northern Kentucky, this index can be a useful source of information. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!!
Since June 1958
If the records are not available at the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the divorce was granted. Fees vary.