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Collection: United States Vital Records

Rhode Island 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. Division of Vital Records Rhode Island Department of Health 3 Capitol Hill, Room 101 Providence, RI 02908-5097 State office keeps birth and marriage records for 100 years and keeps death records for 50 years. For earlier records, write to the city/town clerk where the event occurred or to the Rhode Island State Archives, 337Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are$10.00 each. Money order should be made payable to General Treasurer, State of Rhode Island. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (401) 277-2811. This will be a recorded message. Birth  $15.00  1899 to present Death$15.00 1949 to present Divorce  $3.00 Clerk of Family Court 1 Dorrance Plaza Providence, RI 02903 Marriage  $15.00 Ancestry.com – Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930 Rhode Island Marriages, 1636-1930 – This collection contains records from the following locations: Providence Births 1636-1920, Providence Marriages 1851-1920, Providence...

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Pennsylvania 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. Ancestry.com  Pennsylvania Databases A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!!  Pennsylvania Marriages to 1790 This database contains the names of over 31,000 individuals for whom marriage licenses were issued in the Province of Pennsylvania, previous to 1790. Each entry includes the names of the individuals and the date. Among the laws agreed upon in England by the Proprietary for the government of the Province of Pennsylvania, was one providing for a registry of marriages, births and deaths. By virtue of this law licenses were issued by the authorities, whose names are also listed, and the county or town they served in. (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Pennsylvania Marriages to 1810 Originally published in volume VIII of the second series of the Pennsylvania Archives, this wonderful collection contains almost 35,000 marriage records...

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Oregon 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. Oregon State Archives 800 Summer Street N. E. Salem, OR 97310 Ancestry.com  Oregon State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Ancestry.com  Oregon Death Index Originally a haven for fur traders, Oregon became the thirty-third state in 1859. This database is a collection of individuals who died in the state during the years 1903 through 1998. Researchers will find information including the deceased’s name, the place and date of death, the certificate number, the age at death, and possibly information concerning a spouse. This information was taken from a microfilm index compiled by the Oregon State Health Department.  (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Benton County delayed births, 1862-1899 divorces, 1853-1920; and marriages, 1885-1929 Clackamas County delayed births, 1869-1899 divorces, 1852-1920 marriages, 1848-1893, 1910-1921 Clatsop County divorces, 1861-1869 marriages, 1848-1893, 1910-1921...

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Oklahoma 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. Ancestry.com  Oklahoma State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Oklahoma Marriages Ancestry.com  Payne County, Oklahoma Marriages, 1894-99 Formed in 1890 from the Cherokee Outlet, Payne County, Oklahoma is located a short forty miles north of Oklahoma City. The records in this database were taken from existing marriage records in the county courthouse at Stillwater and include the names of over 6100 men and women. Researchers will find the marriage date, name of bride and groom, age, birth location, parents’ names, witnesses, and ceremony officiator. It provides information regarding marriages performed in the county between 1894 and 1899. For researchers of central Oklahoma ancestors, this can be a helpful source of information.  (Requires Ancestry.com Membership) Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Vital Records Service Oklahoma State Dept of Health 1000 Northeast Tenth, Room 117...

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Ohio 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. Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1937 – Ohio Historical Society This database indexes Death Certificates of persons that died in Ohio in the above years, useful for determining date of death and certificate number. Using the index information, a researcher can later obtain a copy of the certificate itself, which holds further information. Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Ancestry.com Ohio State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics 35 East Chestnut Street P.O. 15098 Columbus, OH  43215-0098 Telephone:   (614) 466-2531 Make check or money order payable to the Treasury, State of Ohio. Uncertified copies of vital records is minimal – copying cost and postage. Indicate the copies are for genealogical use and you will be sent photocopies of the actual original marked “statistical”. Birth     $9.00    Since Dec 20,...

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North Dakota 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. Ancestry.com  North Dakota State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Division of Vital Records 600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept. 301 Bismarck, ND 58505 (701) 328-2360 Make check or money order payable to Division of Vital Records. Copies of certificates may also be ordered online using: Download and completely fill out request form  (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) Make checks and/or money order payable to:  ND Department of Health If you would like to use a credit card, please include your credit card number, expiration date and card type. Birth $7.00   Since 1870 Records from 1894 to 1920 are incomplete. Request Form Death $5.00  Since 1881 Records from 1894 to 1920 are incomplete. Request Form Marriage $5.00  Since July 1925 Requests for earlier records will be forwarded to the appropriate County Judge in the...

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New York 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. Ancestry.com  New York 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 Section State Department of Health Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12237-0023 Application Forms Birth Certificate Request Form, New York State Instructions and forms for Completing a Birth Certificate Request Death Certificate Request Form, New York State Instructions and forms for Completing a Death Certificate Request Divorce Certificate Request Form, New York State Instructions and forms for Completing a Divorce Certificate Request Marriage Certificate Request Form, New York State Instructions and forms for Completing a Marriage Certificate Request Check or money order should be made payable to New York State Department of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is  (518) 474-3075 . This will be a recorded message. Birth  $15.00 Death  $15.00 Divorce  $15.00 Marriage  $5.00...

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New Mexico 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. Ancestry.com  New Mexico State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! New Mexico State Vital Records Office New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics P.O. Box 26110, 1105 St. Francis Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87502 (505) 827-0121  or  (505) 827-0405 (505) 827-2316  Credit card orders Fax: (505) 984-1048 There is an additional $10 handling fee if you use a credit card to order the certificate. Birth   $10.00  Since 1920 Delayed records since 1880 Death  $7.00  Since 1920 Delayed records since 1880 Marriage  Divorce  $7.00 Also available from Clerk of Superior Court in county where divorce was granted or the marriage license was issued. Fees...

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New Jersey 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. Ancestry.com  New Jersey State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Vital Statistics Registration P. O. Box 370 Trenton, NJ 08625-0370 609-292-4087 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 Census $2.00 Application for Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate         PDF(59K) Word (261K) Application for Certified Copy of a Death Certificate       PDF(59K) Word (261K) Application for Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate  PDF(59K) Word...

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New Hampshire 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. Ancestry.com  New Hampshire State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! Bureau of Vital Records Health and Welfare Building 6 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301 (603) 271-4651 Fax: (603) 271-3447 or by e-mail to vitalrecords@dhhs.state.nh.us The New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records is the state resource for residents who wish to obtain copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates. They also have a genealogical research vault that is open to the general public containing records that date back to the year 1640 Copies of records may be obtained from State office or from City or Town Clerk in place where event occurred. This fee is payable whether of not a record is found. Fees may be waived for state agencies and federal government agencies for non-certified copies, or verification of vital events....

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Nevada 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. Nevada State Vital Records Office Division of Health/Vital Statistics 505 East King Street, Rm #102 Carson City, NV 89710 (775) 684-4242 Fax: (775) 687-6151 Make check or money order payable to Section of Vital Statistics. Ancestry.com  Nevada 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   $11.00  Since July 1911 For earlier records, write to County Recorder in the county which the event occurred. Fees vary. Death $8.00  Since July 1911 For earlier records, write to County Recorder in the county which the event occurred. Fees vary. Marriage  Divorce Index since Jan 1968 Certified copies are not available from the State Health Department. Inquiries will be forwarded to the County Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted or the license was issued. Fees vary. 1984 – present  Marriage Inquiry...

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Nebraska 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. Nebraska Department of Vital Statistics P. O. Box 95065 LINCOLN , NE – 68509 Phone:  402 471-6440 Ancestry.com  Nebraska 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  $8.00 A certified copy of a birth certificate cannot be issued without proper purpose. You may obtain a birth certificate for yourself, your spouse, your parent, or your child. Before proceeding, ensure that you meet the above proper purpose criteria (a request by the individual, parent, or spouse for the birth certificate). The statutory file search fee will be retained in the event that no record is located or the proper person has not requested the record. You will be notified in writing if no record is located or proper purpose criteria has not been met. To receive a birth certificate, send a $8.00 check...

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Montana 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. Montana State Vital Records Office Department of Public Health and Human Services P. O. Box 4210 111 North Sanders Rm 201 P.O. Box 4210 Helena, MT 59604-4210 (406) 444-4228 Both from the standpoint of cost and efficiency, the Montana researcher will usually find the Montana County Courthouse Records to be the best source for all variety of Montana genealogy records. There are times, however, when you might not know the county in which an ancestor resided. In that event, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Vital Records Division is a good place to start. Ancestry.com  Montana 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 Records Birth and Death  $10.00  Since late 1907 Fee is for a 5-year search. Copies of death and birth records that are less than thirty...

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Mississippi 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. Mississippi State Vital Records Office Vital Records, State Dept of Health 2423 North State Street P.O. Box 1700 Jackson, MS 39215 (601) 576-7960 Fax: (601) 576-7505 Personal checks accepted from in-state requests only. Make bank or postal money order payable to Mississippi State Department of Health. Ancestry.com  Mississippi 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 Birth (long)  $12.00  Since 1912 A full copy of the original certificate that contains all information most commonly used for Passports and travel Birth (short)  $7.00  Since 1912 Abstract or computer generated copy with name, date, place, and state file # Application Forms: pdf version (Adobe Acrobat® Reader required) – 20K Death Death  $10.00  Since 1912 Application Forms: pdf version (Adobe Acrobat® Reader required) – 9K Marriage Marriage $10.00  Jan 1926 – July 1, 1938 –...

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Minnesota 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. Minnesota Department of Health Birth and Death Records Minnesota Department of Health Attention: Office of the State Registrar P.O. Box 64882 St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882 (612) 676-5120 Make check or money order payable to MN Dept. of Health. Copies of earlier records may be obtained from the Local Registrar in the county where the event occurred or from the St. Paul Health Department if the event occurred in St. Paul. Fees vary. Birth   since 1900  Order Form Death   since Jan 1908  Order Form Marriage   Index since Jan 1958 Inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate office. Certified copies are not available from the State Department of Health. They should be available from the Local Registrar in the county where the license was issued. Ancestry.com  Rice County, Minnesota Marriages, 1860-69 Formed from nearby Wabasha and Dakota Counties in 1855, Rice County, Minnesota was home to about 7,500 persons in 1860....

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