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1. Vital Information Without Vital Registration - Birth Records - Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG
2. Vital Records in the United States - Kip Sperry
3. Beyond Vital Records - Curt B. Witcher
4. Vital Information without Vital Registration - Marriage & Death Records - Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG
5. State Vital Records Links

State Vital Records Links

When available, vital records can play a vital role in locating our ancestors. Because availability, restrictions, fees, and request procedures vary from state to state and change periodically, it is a good idea to check with the appropriate agency for the state of interest to make sure you have the most current information. This week's reference corner contains a list of links for each state in the U.S. for requesting vital records.

I was happy to see that there were a number of states with links to indexes available from the vital records pages, but also saddened to see the additional restrictions placed on requests for some states.

Ancestry.com subscribers also enjoy access to a growing collection of vital records. To access a complete list of Birth, Marriage & Death records available to subscribers, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/rd/redir.asp?sourceid=831&targetid=170

For a list of records by state, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/rd/redir.asp?sourceid=831&targetid=587
(Under "Location Specific Resources," just click on the location you are interested in.)

Alabama
http://ph.state.al.us/chs/VitalRecords/VRECORDS.HTML
Alaska
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/
Arizona
http://www.hs.state.az.us/vitalrcd/index.htm
Arkansas
http://www.healthyarkansas.com/certificates/certificates.html
California
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/hisp/chs/OVR/Ordercert.htm
Colorado
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/cshom.html
Connecticut
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/OPPE/hpvital.htm
Delaware
http://www.deph.org/vs.htm
District of Columbia
http://www.dchealth.dc.gov/services/vital_records/index.shtm
Florida
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/index.html
Georgia
http://www.georgia.gov/gta/cda/nav/front/0,1036,4-18,00.html
Hawaii
http://www.state.hi.us/health/records/index.html
Idaho
http://www2.state.id.us/dhw/vital_stats/appmenu.html
Illinois
http://www.idph.state.il.us/vital/vitalhome.htm
Indiana
http://www.in.gov/isdh/bdcertifs/birth_and_death_certificates.htm
Iowa
http://idph.state.ia.us/pa/vr.htm
Kansas
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/vital/
Kentucky
http://publichealth.state.ky.us/vital.htm
Louisiana
http://oph.dhh.state.la.us/recordsstatistics/vitalrecords/
Maine
http://www.state.me.us/dhs/welcome_to_dhs.htm
Maryland
http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/html/vitalrec.htm
Massachusetts
http://www.state.ma.us/dph/bhsre/rvr/rvr.htm
Michigan
http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/PHA/OSR/vital_records/index.htm
Minnesota
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/data/bd_1.htm
Mississippi
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/index.htm
Missouri
http://www.health.state.mo.us/BirthAndDeathRecords/BirthAndDeathRecords.htm
Montana
http://vhsp.dphhs.state.mt.us/dph_l2.htm
Nebraska
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/ced/cedindex.htm
Nevada
http://health2k.state.nv.us/Forms/formindex.htm
New Hampshire
http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/BVR/default.htm
New Jersey
http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/vital.htm
New Mexico
http://www.vitalrec.com/nm.html
New York
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/vr.htm#application
North Carolina
http://vitalrecords.dhhs.state.nc.us/
North Dakota
http://www.vitalnd.com/
Ohio
http://www.odh.state.oh.us/Birth/vr_obtain.htm
Oklahoma
http://www.health.state.ok.us/program/vital/brec.html
Oregon
http://www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/chs/certif/certfaqs.htm
Pennsylvania
http://webserver.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939
Rhode Island
http://www.healthri.org/management/vital/home.htm
South Carolina
http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/vit.htm#birth
South Dakota
http://www.state.sd.us/doh/VitalRec/Vital.htm
Tennessee
http://www2.state.tn.us/health/vr/
Texas
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/registra/certcop.htm
Utah
http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/bvr/html/certificates.html
Vermont
http://www.state.vt.us/health/_hs/vitals/records/vitalrecords.htm
Virginia
http://www.vdh.state.va.us/vitalrec/f_08.htm
Washington
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehsphl/chs/cert.htm
West Virginia
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/hsc/vr/birtcert.htm
Wisconsin
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/VitalRecords/index.htm
Wyoming
http://wdh.state.wy.us/vital_records/certificate.htm

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