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.
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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Vital Statistics Registration
P. O. Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
|One Year Search and One Certified Copy of a Vital Record||$4.00|
|Additional Copies Ordered At the Same Time||$2.00 Each|
|Creation of a New Certificate Following Adoption (Including Certified Copy)||$6.00|
|Court Ordered Legal Change of Name (Including Certified Copy)||$6.00|
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