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For all of you who want to know where to write for birth, marriage and death certificates way before they were kept. This page lists where to write in each State and the dates they started officially keeping these vital statistics. These addresses were provided in the ROOTS-L-mailing list in February 98 by LalahTT (LalahTT@aol.com) and printed here with her kind permission.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Conneticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hamsphire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming


ALABAMA: The Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dept. of Public Health, State Office Bldg, Montgomery, AL 36130. Birth and death records since 1908, marriage records began in 1936.

ALASKA: The Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dept of Health and Social Services, P.O. Box H-02-G, Juneau, AK 99811. Birth, , marriage, divorce (since 1950), and death records. State registration began in 1913 - generally complied with by 1945.

ARIZONA: Vital Records Section, Dept. of Health Service, P.O. Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030. Birth and death records since 1909. Same records available from county seats from 1887. Marriage records: Clerk of the Superior Court in each county.

ARKANSAS: The Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Dept. of Health, 4815 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72201. Birth and death records from1914, marriage from 1917, and divorce from 1921.

CALIFORNIA: Office of the State Registrar, 401 "N" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Birth, death and marriage records since 1905

COLORADO: Records and Statistics Sections, Colorado Dept. of Health, 4210 East 11th Avenue, Denver, CO 80220. Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907. Marriage records are kept by the counties.

CONNECTICUT: Connecticut State Department of Health Services, Vital Records Section, 150 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106. Birth, death and marriage records have been kept since July 1, 1897.

DELAWARE: Delaware Bureau of Vital Statistics, Jesse S. Cooper Memorial Bldg, William Penn Street, Dover, DE 19901. Birth and death records started in 1861, stopped in 1863, resumed in 1881. State regisgration of marriage records began in 1847.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Department of Human Services, Vital Records Section, Rm 3007, 4265 "I" Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 - Registration of birth and death began in 1874 - general compliance by 1880 for deaths and 1915 for births. Marriage records: Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Marriage License Bureau, 515 Fifth Street, N..S., WaDC 20001 - registration began 1811.

FLORIDA: Bureau of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231. State registration of birth and death records began in 1899 but was not generally complied with until 1920. Marriage records from 1927.

GEORGIA: Vital Records Service, State Department of Human Resources, 47 Trinity Ave., S.W., Room 217-H, Atlanta, GA 30334. Birth and death records from 1919. Marriage records are available from county clerks.

HAWAII: Office of Research and Statistics, State Department of Health, P.O. Box 3378, 1520 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96801. State-wide registration of births began in 1842 (yes, I know they were not a state then, but they kept records) general compliance was attained by 1929. Birth, death, marriage, and divorce records are available at the above address.

IDAHO: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Statehouse, Boise, ID 83720. Birth and death records have been kept statewide since 1911. Marriage and divorce since 1947

ILLINOIS: Office of Vital Records, State Department of Public Health, 605 W. Jefferson St., Springfield, IL 62702. State registration of birth and death began 1916. Marriage records are in the custody of the county clerks.

INDIANA: Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 64-1964, 1330 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, ID 46206. Birth records from 1917, death records from 1900. Marriage records are in the county clerk's office where the license was issued.

IOWA: The Division of Vital Records, Iowa State Dept. of Health, Lucas State Office Bldg, Des Moines, IA 50319. Birth, marriage, and death records after July 1, 1880. Copies only available to immediate family members.

KANSAS: The Bureau of Registration and Health Statistics, Kansas State Department of Health, 6700 South Topeka Ave., Topeka, KS 66620 has birth and death records since 1911, marriages since 1913, and divorce since 1951.

KENTUCKY: Office of Vital Statistics, Dept. of Health Services, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40621. They began registering births and deaths in 1911, marriage and divorce records from 1958.

LOUISIANA: Dept of Health and Human Resources, P.O. Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160 - records of birth & death since 1914. No statewide registration of marriage or divorce.

MAINE: Division of Vital Statistics, Dept of Human Services, State House, Station 11, Augusta, ME 04330. Statewide registration of births, deaths, and marriages began in 1892.

MARYLAND: Division of Vital Records, 201 W. Preston, P.O. Box 13146, Baltimore, MD 21203 - birth and death began in 1898 (Baltimore in 1875). Marriage records since 1777 are kept by circuit court in each county.

MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts State Archives, Columbia Point, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125. Statewide registration began in 1841. Vital records after 1890 are available from Registrar of Vital Statistics, 150 Tremont Street Room B-3, Boston, MA 02108.

MICHIGAN: Office of the State Registrar, Michigan Dept of Health, P.O. Box 30035, Lansing, MI 48909. County registration of births and deaths began in 1867 - generally complied with by 1915 and these records are available from county clerks and from the state address listed above. Marriage and divorce are available from county courts.

MINNESOTA: Minnesota Dept of Health, Section of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 9441, 717 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55440. State registration of birth began in 1900, death in 1908. Marriage and divorce records are available from the administrator's office of each county.

MISSISSIPPI: Vital Records, State Board of Health, P.O. Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215. State registration of birth and death began in 1912 but was not generally complied with until 1921. There is no mention of marriage and divorce records.

MISSOURI: Bureau of Vital Records, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Birth and death recording began in 1863 but was not fully complied with until 1911. Marriage records are in the counties.

MONTANA: Bureau of Records and Statistics, State Dept of Health, Helena, MT 59601. Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1907 - general compliance by 1920. Marriage and divorce records are kept by counties.

NEBRASKA: Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Dept. of Health, 301 Centennial Mall S., P.O. Box 95007, Lincoln, NE 68509. Birth & death registration began in 1905 - generally complied with by 1920. Marriage records were kept by the counties.

NEVADA: Nevada State Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, 505 E. King St., Rm 102, Carson City, NV 89710 has birth and death records from 1911. Marriage records are in the counties.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Health and Welfare Bldg., Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301 has "vital statistics" after 1901.

NEW JERSEY: State Registrar's Office, State of New Jersey, Dept of Health, John Fitch Plaza, P.O. Box 1540, Trenton, NJ 08625 has birth, death and marriage records from 1878.

NEW MEXICO: Vital Statistics Bureau, New Mexico Health Services, P.O. Box 968, Santa Fee, NM 87504. Some birth & death records as early as 1880 - registration was required after 1920. County clerks have marriage records.

NEW YORK: "New York law forbids issuance of any birth record for genealogical research unless it has been on file for at least 75 years. Marriage and death records must have been on file for at least 50 years. The Bureau of Vital Records, State Department of Health, Empire State Plaza Tower Building, Albany, NY 12237, has birth, death and marriage records since 1880, except for the five boroughs of New York City. Marriage records are also kept here from 1847 to 1865. The Municipal Archives, Archives Division of the Department of Records and Information Center, 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007, has birth, death, and marriage records to 1898 for all five boroughs. Individual county offices also have birth and death records for the boroughs. Birth, death, and marriage records for Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers from 1914 are with the registrars of each city. Other cities and towns generally have birth, death and marriage records from 1880."
To learn how to get them issued a "Copy for Genealogy Purposes" go to New York State Department of Health, click on Vital Records and check out "Vital Records for Genealogy Purposes".

NORTH CAROLINA: The Department of Human Resources, Division of Health Services, Vital Records Branch, Box 2091, Raleigh, NC 27602 has birth records from October 1913, deathe records from 1930, and marriage records from 1962. Death records from 1913 to 1929 can be obtained from the Archives and Records Section, State Records Center, 215 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27602.

NORTH DAKOTA: Division of Vital Records, State Dept. of Health, First Floor Judicial Wing, Bismarck, ND 58505. Birth and death registration was required 1893 - 1895 and after 1899 - general compliance was reach about 1923. Marriage records are in the office of county judge.

OHIO: Division of Vital Statistics, Ohio Dept of Health, 65 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43216. Birth and death records have been kept here since 1908, marriage records since 1949.

OKLAHOMA: Registrar of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health, 1000 Northeast Tenth Street, P.O. Box 53551, Oklahoma City, OK 73152 - Incomplete birth and death records from 1891. Statewide registration began 1908 and general compliance by 1930. Marriage records are kept by county clerks.

OREGON: Oregon State Health Division, Vital Statistics Section, P.O. Box 116, Portland, OR 97207 - Birth and death records from 1903 (an index for 1903 to 1984 is available from the Oregon State Archives, 1005 Broadway N.D., Salem, OR 97310). Marriage records are with county clerks.

PENNSYLVANIA: Division of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health, 101 S. Mercer St, P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103 - Births and deaths statewide registration began in 1906.Marriage records (as well as birth and death prior to 1906) are kept in the counties.

RHODE ISLAND: Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Cannon Building, Rm 101, 75 Davis St, Providence, RI 02908 - Statewide registration of birth, death and marriages began in 1853 - general compliance by 1915.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Office of Vital Records and Public Health Statistics, 2600 Bull St, Columbia, SC 29201 - birth and death records from 1915 - marriage records from 1950.

SOUTH DAKOTA: State Dept of Halth, Health Statistics Program, 523 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501 - Birth death, marriage and divorce from 1905.

TENNESSEE: Division of Vital Records, State Dept. of Health and Environment, Cordell Hunt Building, Nashvill, TN 37219 - official registration of birth and death began in 1914, but records from 1908 are available while death records are from 1936. Marriage records from 1945 are available from Div. of Vital Records - prior to that they are available from county clerks.

TEXAS: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Dept. of Health, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756 - birth and death records registration began in 1903 - marriage since 1966.

UTAH: Bureau of Vital Records, Utah State Dept. of Health. 288 North 1460 W. P.O. Box 16700, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 - state registration of birth & deaths began in 1905. Marriage records are with county clerks.

VERMONT: Vital Records Office, Public Records Division, State Administration Building, 6 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 will search indexes kept by town clerks since 1760. Division of Vital Statistics, 60 Main Street. P.O. Box 70, Burlington, VT 05402 has birth, marriage and death records since 1955 and divorce records since 1968.

VIRGINIA: The Archives Division of the Virginia State Library, 11th Street at Capitol Square, Richmond, VA 23219 has copies of all existing Virginia birth and death records prior to 1896 and marriage records 1853 - 1935. The Handybook does not list an address to contact for later vital statistics.

WASHINGTON: State Dept of Health, Vital Records, P.O. Box 9709, ET-11, Olympia, WA 98504 - birth and death records since 1907. County Auditors have marriage records as well as birth & death records prior to 1907.

WEST VIRGINIA: Division of Vital Statistics, State Dept of hHealth, State Office Building No.3, Charleston, WV 25305. - statewide registration of birth and death began in 1917 however, most state records were destroyed in a fire in 1921.

WISCONSIN: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 - state wide birth and death registration began in 1907 although there are some records as far back as the 1850.

WYOMING: Vital Records Section, Division of Health and Medical Services, Hathaway Bldg, Cheyenne, WY 82002 - birth and death records from 1909 and marriage records from 1941.

 

 
 
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