Saturday, August 27, 2011

Research Tip - Kentucky Probate Records Online

Many Kentucky probate records have been put online at These records are free and you can browse by county. The available records include will indices, administrator bond books, appraisement/inventory/sale books, order books. The records can be printed either by whole page or part of a page. If printing by the entire page, you may need to later enlarge the page in order to read it easily.

To access the records, go to Under Browse by location, click on USA, Canada and Mexico. Scroll down and click on Kentucky, Probate Records 1797-1977. Then click on Browse through 623,942 images. A list of Kentucky counties will appear. Click on your county of interest.

Not all probates for all counties are available, but this is a good start. is making it easier to do research from a distance.

This Research Tip was provided by Lucinda Wilcoxen.

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