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Collection: United States Vital Records

Connecticut Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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Colorado Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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California Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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Arkansas Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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Arizona Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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...

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Alaska Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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. Vital records are not available at Alaska Borough Courthouses, but at the state office. Department of Health and Social Services Bureau of Vital Statistics 5441 Commercial Blvd, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 465-3391 The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska. Vital records in Alaska include birth, death, fetal death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption. For information about your family member’s Alaska vital record contact our Record Processing Unit: (907) 465-3391. Vital records are confidential and may not be released to a third party until 100 years after a birth, or 50 years after a death, marriage, or divorce. Please print and fill out the appropriate form and mail to the address indicated. Electronic application forms cannot be accepted. Please allow four to...

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Alabama Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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: The Alabama Center for Health Statistics began filing birth certificates in 1908 for persons born in Alabama. Restrictions: By Alabama law, birth certificates are confidential records with restricted access for 125 years from the date of birth. They may obtained by the following persons, upon payment of the proper fee: Person Named on the Certificate Mother/Father (or Legal Guardian) Husband/Wife of Person Named on Certificate Son/Daughter of Person Named on Certificate Sister/Brother of Person Named on Certificate Legal Representative of an Authorized Person Cost: The fee to search for a birth certificate is $12.00, which includes one certified copy of the birth certificate or “Certificate of Failure to Find.” For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $4.00. Checks or Money Orders should be...

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North Carolina Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Carolina State Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!! North Carolina Vital Records 1903 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1903 (919) 733-3000 Fax: (919) 733-1511 Make personal check or money order payable to North Carolina Vital Records. Be sure and provide name of individual, county of birth or death, approximate year of birth or death, requestor’s relationship and purpose of request. For birth certificates full names of parents, including mother’s maiden name, must be given. Downloadable applications to request a birth or death certificate are available on the North Carolina Center for Health Statistics web site. Birth  $10.00  Since 1913  Order Form North Carolina Vital Records Death  $10.00  Since 1956  Order Form North Carolina Vital Records 1913-1955 North...

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Missouri Vital Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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. Bureau of Vital Records 930 Wildwood PO Box 570 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Telephone  (573) 751-6400 Certified copies of Missouri birth and death records and certified statements relating to Missouri marriages and dissolution of marriages are available for a fee of $15.00. Make your check or money order payable to Missouri Department of Health. Do not send cash. Allow approximately two weeks for processing and receipt.   Send to: Births           1910 to present Deaths         1910 to present Marriages    July 1, 1948 to present Divorces      July 1, 1948 to present Certified copies of most Missouri birth and death records are also available from local county health departments or the St. Louis City or Kansas City Health Departments. For further details please contact these offices directly. Ancestry.com  Missouri Database A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories,...

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