Where to Get Vital Records for U.S. States & Territories
Information on where to obtain vital records (birth, death, marriage, divorce and adoption) for each of the 50 U.S. states and the U.S. territories of the Canal Zone, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Includes Web sites, addresses, fees and links to major online searchable indexes (when available).
Genealogy Research in Vital Records
A guide to genealogy research in birth, marriage, death, divorce and adoption records around the world including what you will learn, where to find them and tips for getting the info you need.
Birth, Marriage, Death - Australia
How to do vital records research in Australia including addresses for record repositories and the dates available in each state.
Birth, Marriage, Death - Canada
A guide to locating records of births, marriages and deaths in each of the Canadian provinces and territories including the dates available, addresses, fees and more.
Birth, Marriage, Death - France
Civil registers are the most important genealogical resource in France. Learn what information the records include, where to find them and how to write letters of inquiry in French.
Italian Vital Records
Article by June C. DeLalio introduces the system of vital records in Italy, and explains how to write to Italian archives for copies of civil birth, marriage, and death certificates.
New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages
The BDM (Births, Deaths & Marriages) Office in New Zealand is responsible for registering all births, deaths and marriages which take place in New Zealand. Find in-depth information on how to obtain certificates.
Birth, Marriage, Death - Poland
Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in Poland in 1818 and most of the records survive to this day. This article provides a brief history and lists locations of vital records for Poland.
Birth, Marriage, Death - United States
Where to find vital records in each of the U.S. states & territories; tips and how-tos for research in birth, marriage, death and divorce records; online databases of United States vital records and free online lookups.
The World's Largest Collection of Vital Records
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, contains millions of vital records in books and on microfilm. Learn how to use this invaluable resource from your own home town.
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