Delayed birth certificates were often issued to people who were born before 1911, the year that states began keeping vital statistics information.
Applicants for delayed birth certificates had to provide proof of their birth to the county clerks. Acceptable documents included a doctor's or midwife's statement that he or she was present at the applicant's birth; school records; and information recorded in family bibles.
By clicking on the Kentucky county links below, you can find information on the delayed birth certificates that were issued in the counties. Information is displayed as a .pdf file (requires Adobe Acrobat® Reader®) that can be searched, printed, or saved to your computer.
The Scott County Genealogical Society extends a sincere "thank you" to Sandi Gorin of Glasgow, Kentucky, and her team of transcribers for making this information available. We also appreciate the efforts of Kathy Latshaw, a member of the Owsley County History and Genealogy Society (OCHGS), for forwarding the updates to us.
As with most other genealogical resources found online, these Delayed Birth Records should not be considered as empirical documentation for a specific name, date, or fact. The Scott County Genealogical Society (SCGS) assumes no liability for any incorrect data.
Note: There are some inconsistencies in the Delayed Birth Records presented here. In many counties you will find instances of two birth records for the same person, the only difference being one digit in the certificate number. We have not been able to determine why this occurs. In some counties you may see the same volume and certificate number for two or more people; we can only assume that this is the result of a transcription error, perhaps decades ago. Some names have been truncated (e.g., Brandenbu instead of Brandenburg) or abbreviated (e.g., Elizbth for Elizabeth).
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