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Idaho Vital Records

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. Idaho Center for Vital Statistics 450 W. State St., 1st Floor PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720 (208) 334-5988 Fax: (208) 389-9096 Make personal check or money order payable to Idaho Vital Statistics. Idaho requires a copy of a picture ID, or copies of two forms of ID that have your signature such as a cancelled check and social security card. For $10.00 extra you can fax the request and pay by credit card. There is an additional $5 for Special Handling. Their hours are 8-5 pm Mountain time (M-F) except Holidays. Heirloom Birth Certificates are no longer offered. Ancestry.com Idaho State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Birth and Death $13.00 Since July 1911 For records from 1907 to 1911, write to County Recorder in county where event occurred. Marriage and Divorce $13.00 Since May 1947 Earlier records are with County Recorder in county where marriage license was issued or divorce was granted. Fees...

Hawaii Vital Records

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. Hawaii State Vital Records Office State Dept of HealthOffice of Health Status Monitoring Vital Records Section P. O. Box 3378 Honolulu, HI 96801 (808) 586-4533  recording Email: vr-info@mail.health.state.hi.us Make certified cashier’s check or money order payable to Hawaii State Department of Health. If a record is not found after a search has been conducted, all fees collected will be retained. The fee covers the cost of the search. Ancestry.com Hawaii State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Vital records (birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates) for events that occurred in Hawaii are received and preserved by the Office of Health Status Monitoring, a unit of the Department of Health. In Hawaii, access to vital records is restricted by statute (HRS §338-18). Certified copies of these records may be issued to authorized individuals and used for such diverse purposes as school entry, passports, Social Security participation, driver’s licenses, employment, sports participation, survivor’s benefits, proof of property rights, and other needs WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR CERTIFIED COPIES OF VITAL RECORDS A certified...

Georgia Vital Records

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. When did the state start collecting vital records? The state vital records office maintains birth and death records filed from 1919 to the present. Marriage applications and licenses from 1952-1996 are also on file. No divorce records are on file at the state office, however, an index of divorce events from 1952 to the present is available. Some counties may have older birth, death, marriage, or divorce records in their files, but county files only contain records of vital events that occurred in that county. Georgia Department of Vital Records 2600 Skyland Drive Atlanta, GA 30319-3640 (404) 679-4702 How do I request a vital record?  Request a birth certificate  Request a death certificate  Request a certified copy of a marriage application and license  Request confirmation of a divorce Where can I find other historical information? For other historical information you may want to contact the Georgia Division of Archives and History. The Archives maintains a large public collection of historical records plus a library of genealogical histories. Where are vital records offices located? There are 159 counties in Georgia. Each county has a vital records registrar and vital records...

Florida Vital Records

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. Office of Vital Statistics, Dept of Health Dept of Health P.O. Box 210, 1217 Pearl Street Jacksonville, FL 32231 (904) 359-6900 Make check payable to Office of Vital Statistics Ancestry.com Florida State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. Birth $9.00 Since April 1865 Use their new birth certificate request (pdf format – 2 pages) Upon completion of this request, mail or fax to Vital Statistics. Address and fax number are listed on the application. You must explain your relationship to the person whose record you are requesting. By law, birth records can only be issued to the person to whom the record is filed, if at least 18 years old, or a parent, guardian or legal representative or upon court order. Limited Florida births were recorded between the years 1865 and 1917 Birth records become public records 100 years following the birth. If the person for whom the record is filed is deceased, upon receipt of death certificate, the birth certification can be mailed to the spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, if of legal age, or a legal...

Delaware Vital Records

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. Event: Birth, Death Cost of copy: $10.00 Address: Office of Vital Statistics Division of Public Health P.O. Box 637 Dover, DE 19903 Remarks: State office has death records since 1962 and birth records since 1930. Additional copies of the same record requested at the same time are $4.00 each. For previous years, write to Archives Hall of Records, Dover, DE  (302) 744-5000 . A photo identification is REQUIRED for all transactions. If submitting by mail, a copy of ID IS REQUIRED. Check or money order should be made payable to Office of Vital Statistics. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (302) 744-4549. Event: Marriage Cost of copy: $10.00 Address: Office of Vital Statistics Division of Public Health P.O. Box 637 Dover, DE 19903 Remarks: Records since 1962. Additional copies of the same record requested at the same time are $4.00 each. A photo identification is REQUIRED for all transactions. If submitting by mail, a copy of ID IS REQUIRED. Event: Divorce (State) Cost of copy: $10.00 Address: Office of Vital Statistics Division of Public Health P.O. Box 637 Dover, DE 19903 Remarks: Records since...

Connecticut Vital Records

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. Connecticut State Vital Records Office Health Dept Vital Records 410 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor Hartford, CT 06134 P.O. Box 340308 MS#11VRS (860) 509-7897 Procedure to obtain a Birth, Marriage, or Death Certificate The vital records at the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) are being microfilmed which currently precludes this office from issuing certified copies of records. If you require a copy of a certificate for a birth, death or marriage which occurred in Connecticut, please contact the town clerk of the town or city where the event occurred. Address and phone number for each town clerk’s office Ancestry.com Connecticut State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Vital Records of Norwich (CT.) 1659-1848 Birth $10.00 Since July 1897 Order Form For earlier records, contact the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town or city where event occurred. Death $10.00 Since July 1897 Order Form For earlier records, contact the Registrar of Vital Statistics in the town or city where event occurred. Ancestry.com Connecticut Death Index, 1949-1996 This large index...

Colorado Vital Records

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. Colorado Dept. of Health 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80222-1450 Phone  303 692-2224 Fax 800 423-1108 Ancestry.com Colorado State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Earliest birth and death records on file in Colorado county offices County vital records offices – Phone listing Fax  800 423-1108 Colorado County seats Correct or change Colorado birth and death certificates Birth $17.00 1910 to Current Birth and death certificate application forms (pdf files) Birth records are available1910 to present. The person named on the record, members of the immediate family, legal representatives of those named above, and others demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record may request a copy. Death $17.00 extra copy $6.00 1900 to Current Birth and death certificate application forms (pdf files) Death records are available from 1900 to present. Parents, grandparents, step-parents, siblings, spouses, or adult children may request a certificate. Legal representatives of the above, legal representatives of the deceased, probate researchers, or others demonstrating a direct and tangible interest may request a...

California Vital Records

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. Birth Records Birth Records Available: Effective July 1, 2003, there are two types of certified copies of birth and death records. The first type is a regular certified copy identical to those issued prior to July 1, 2003. These will be issued only to authorized individuals as defined by California Health and Safety Code Section 103526. The second type is also a regular certified copy; however, it will have a legend across the face with the statement “INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY.” Both of these documents are certified copies of the original document on file with our office. With the exception of the “legend,” they are exactly the same and contain exactly the same information. Restrictions: In order to obtain a Certified Copy after July 1, 2003, you MUST complete the sworn statement included with the death certificate application form and sign the statement under penalty of perjury. If you mail your request, your sworn statement must be notarized. If your mailed request indicates that you want a Certified Copy but does not include a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, the request will be...

Arkansas Vital Records

Birth Records Birth Records Available: Birth records maintained by the Division of Vital Records start with February 1, 1914 through the present. Vital Records does have a limited number of birth records prior to 1914. The birth records dated prior to 1914 were filed with the Division of Vital Records after 1914. They have original copies of Little Rock and Fort Smith births dating from 1881. Restrictions: Arkansas Statute 20-18-305 does not allow public release of birth records, which are less than 100 years old. The law does permit release to specific persons who are related to the registrant and to his/her designated representatives, to academic research groups, and to persons who can demonstrate a right to the record. Information Required: The full name of the person on the birth certificate The date of birth The city or town and county of birth The father’s full name The mother’s full name, to include her maiden name The requester’s relationship to the person named on the certificate The requester’s reason for requesting the certificate A check or money order payable to Arkansas Department of Health Send To: Send the above information and the appropriate fee to Arkansas Department of Health Division of Vital Records, Slot 44 4815 W. Markham Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-386 Phone:  501-661-2174 Arkansas Birth Certificate Request Form   In Arkansas? The Division of Vital Records is open Monday though Friday, 8:00 A.M until 4:30 P.M. The building is closed on state holidays and weekends. Customers who are in the Division by 3:00 P.M. and who have all of the search information that is needed to quickly...

Arizona Vital Records

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. *While we try and keep our pages as current as possible, there are instances when policies change before we find out about them. It is highly recommended that you call the record offices BEFORE sending money in to purchase a vital record. Office of Vital Records 1818 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007 By Mail Bureau of Vital Records, P.O. Box 3887 Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887 Arizona is a “closed record” state. That means that vital records are not public record. However, a family member, or relative of the registrant engaged in research for genealogical purposes who provides proof of relationship to the registrant may request a copy of a certificate. The Bureau of Vital Records is responsible for issuing certified copies of vital records, including birth and death certificates for events that occurred in Arizona. The Bureau began recording birth and events in July, 1909. However, it maintains a sampling of delayed birth records of Arizona citizens from 1855 and death records from 1877 from other sources. By Arizona law, all births that occurred in Arizona over seventy-five years ago or deaths that occurred over fifty years ago are available....
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