Vital Statistics

KIPCUG Genealogy SIG .................................................................................. September 20, 1999

Vital Statistics

bulletVital statistic records are the group of records that document the birth, marriage, divorce and death events.

Primary Documentation

bulletDocumentation created at the time of the event for the event being documented.

Secondary Documentation

bulletDocumentation used to document an event other than the event for which it was created.

Sure Codes (TMG)

bullet3 - Primary Documentation
bullet2 - Secondary Documentation
bullet1 - Guess
bullet0 - No Information
bullet-  - Disproved Information

Locating Records-Births

bulletVital Statistics
bulletChurches
bulletBibles
bulletInternet
bulletCourt Houses
bulletPrevious Research
bulletIndexes-IGI

Sources-Births-Vital Statistics

bullet04 Aug 1912 (264)
bulletJefferson Co., KY
bulletDirectory of Births and Deaths Registered in Kentucky (3)
bulletJefferson Co., Vol 101, Cert 40024

Sources-Births-Church

bullet17 Feb 1861 (185)
bulletLouisville, Jefferson Co., KY
bulletImmaculate Conception Church (St. Mary's) (39)
bulletBook 1, [#37] 132, Sponsors: Peter Bohn and Rosalia Schmitt

Sources-Births-Court House

bullet21 Sep 1857 (49)
bulletMiddletown, Jefferson Co., KY
bulletKentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records 1852-1910 (20)
bullet1857-33rd

Locating Records-Marriages/Divorces

bulletCourt Houses
bulletChurches
bulletBibles
bulletVital Statistics
bulletPrevious Research
bulletIndexes-IGI

Sources-Marriage/Divorce - Court House

bullet18 Oct 1921 (250, 429)
bulletLouisville, Jefferson Co., KY
bulletJefferson Co., KY Marriage Records (33)
bulletBook Feb 1, 1921-July 1, 1923 and Roll #7020322, Cert#143, Married by Rev. Wm Peberl

Sources-Marriage/Divorce - Court House

bullet22 Oct 1881 (59, 176)
bulletNew Albany, Floyd Co., IN
bulletFloyd Co., IN Marriage Records (35)
bulletBook 8, Page 265

Sources-Marriage/Divorce – Church

bullet24 Oct 1881 (59, 176)
bulletNew Albany, Floyd Co., IN
bulletSt. Mary's Catholic Church (40)
bulletby Rev J. T. Klein, C.P.

Sources-Marriage/Divorce – Internet

bullet6 Sep 1980 (402, 490)
bulletJefferson Co., KY
bulletJefferson County, KY Marriage Records-To Be Entered (62)
bulletukcc.uky.edu/~vitalrec/
bulletJefferson-Marriage-To Be Entered

Locating Records-Deaths

bulletVital Statistics
bulletChurches
bulletBibles
bulletInternet (SS Death Index)
bulletPrevious Research
bulletObituary
bulletIndexes-IGI

Sources-Deaths - Vital Statistics/Internet

bullet07 Jun 1960 (171)
bulletJefferson Co., KY
bulletDirectory of Births and Deaths Registered in Kentucky (3)
bulletVol 27, Cert 13070
bulletukcc.uky.edu/~vitalrec/

Sources-Deaths – Church

bullet28 Jun 1893 (93)
bulletLouisville, Jefferson Co., KY
bulletSt. Peter Church Records Death (38)
bullet1893, #16, Died 28th, Buried 30th

Sources-Deaths – Internet

bullet17 Aug 1968 (237)
bulletOldham Co., KY
bulletSocial Security Death Index (61)
bulletOscar Stoesser, Born 4 Dec 1906, Died Aug 1968, Residence (No Location Given), Last Benefit (No Location Given), SSN …, Issued Kentucky (Before 1951)
bulletancestry.com

Sources-Deaths – Obituary

bullet18 Aug 1968 (237)
bulletLouisville, Jefferson Co., KY
bulletThe Courier-Journal (4)
bulletPage B9, Column 1
bulletDeaths and Funerals in the Louisville Area …entire obituary

Conclusion

bulletOmitting Citations simplifies TMG
bulletAdding Sure Codes to Citations enhances TMG
bulletFormat of Citation is not critical - can change all Citations by changing the Source