Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Research Guides

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​​​​The following handouts and guides detail KDLA resources for specific record types or topics. Refer to them to learn more about our holdings, methods of access, and to plan your research accordingly.

​Records Inve​​ntory

Old book with a spine label that reads "Ledger"

​​​The inventory lists some of the most regularly used resources at KDLA including: birth, marriage, death, county order books, wills, deeds, and civil and criminal cases. Records vary greatly by County and type. Consult this list for a better idea of the availability of records for your research interests when planning to visit KDLA or when considering placing a records request order with us. This is not a comprehensive inventory, questions about the records listed, or other material not included here, should be directed to staff at KDLA.Archives@ky.gov or at (502) 564-1770.

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