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Find out how to obtain birth and death records, marriage certificates.

To obtain the info you'll have write a letter and request a copy of Stillbirth and birth records, death records, marriage records, divorce certificates, death certificates, death indexes, death notices, and other related records. Mail the letter or form, a photocopy of id, and a check or money order for appropriate fees (usually 9 - 15 Dollars). Approximated time: within 2-3 weeks.

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a source of dates someone was born or died. A great tool to help with genealogy research.


The information about a person's death includes:

  • The date and place of death,
  • The place of residence,
  • The names of the mother and father (in some cases),
  • The physician who attended the death (in some cases),
  • And the mother's maiden name (in some cases).

STATE VITAL RECORDS OFFICES

ALABAMA - Birth and Death Records

Center for Health Statistics - State Dept. of Public Health - P.O. Box 5625 Montgomery, AL 36103-5625 Phone: 202-242-5033

Alabama Vital Records - P.O. Box 5625 Montgomery, AL 36103-5625 Phone: (334) 206-5418 Fax: (334) 262-9563

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ALASKA

For births, marriage and death records after 1913, write:

Department of Health and Social Services - Bureau of Vital Statistics - P.O. Box 110675 Juneau, AK 99811-0675 Phone: 907-465-3392 Fax: 907-465-2925

Bureau of Vital Statistics - 5441 Commercial Blvd. Juneau, AK 99801 Phone: (907) 465-3391 Fax: (907) 465-3618

ARIZONA

Arizona Department of Health Services - Vital Records Section - 2727 W. Glendale Avenue P.O. Box 3887 Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887 Phone: 602-255-3260

Office of Vital Records - 1818 West Adams PO Box 3887 Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887 Phone: (602) 364-1300 Fax: (602) 249-3040

ARKANSAS

Division of Vital Records - Arkansas Department of Health - 4815 West Markham Street, Slot 44 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 Phone: (501) 661-2336 Phone: (501) 661-2174 Fax: (501) 663-2832

CALIFORNIA

Office of Vital Records and Statistics - Department of Health Services - 304 S Street P.O. Box 730241 Sacramento, CA 94244-0241 Fax: 800-858-5553

California Dept of Public Health - M.S. 5103 P.O. Box 997410 Sacramento, CA 95899 Phone: (916) 558-1784 Fax: (800) 858-5553

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Vital Records - 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80222-1530 Phone: (303) 756-4464 Fax: (303) 782-5576 Phone: (303) 692-2224 General Phone: (303) 756-4464 Information Fax: (800) 423-1108

CONNECTICUT - Birth and Death Records

Vital Records - 150 Washington Street Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: 860-566-2334 Phone: 860-566-1124

Health Dept Vital Records - 410 Capitol Ave., 1st Floor Hartford, CT 06134 Phone: (860) 509-7897

DELAWARE

Delaware State Archives Hall of Records - Bureau of Archives and Records Management - Duke of York St. & Legislative Ave. Dover, DE 19901 Phone: 302-674-5680 302-739-5318 Fax: 302-739-6710

Office of Vital Statistics - Division of Public Health - P.O. Box 637 Dover, DE 19903 Phone: (302) 744-4549 Fax: (302) 736-1862

FLORIDA

State of Florida Dept. of Health - Vital Statistics - 1217 Pearl Street P.O. Box 210 Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042 Phone: 904-359-6900 Phone: 904-359-6911 Phone: (904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029 Fax: (904) 359-6993

GEORGIA

Georgia Division of Public Health - Vital Records - Room 217-H 47 Trinity Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30334-5600 Phone: 404-656-4750

Georgia Division of Public Health - Vital Records 2600 Skyland Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30319-3640 Phone: (404) 679-4701 ext. 4702 Fax: (404) 679-4730

HAWAII

State Dept of Health - Office of Health Status Monitoring - Vital Records Section - P. O. Box 3378 1250 Punch Bowl Ave, Rm 103 Honolulu, HI 96801-9984 Phone: (808) 586-4533

IDAHO

Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics - 450 W. State St., 1st Floor PO Box 83720-9990 Boise, ID 83720 Phone: (208) 334-5988 (recording) Fax: (208) 389-9096

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Vital Records - Dept. of Public Health Division of Vital Records - 605 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL 62702-5097 Phone: (217) 782-6553 Fax: (217) 523-2648

INDIANA

Vital Records Department - 2 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: (317) 233-2700 Fax: (317) 233-7210

IOWA

Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics - Lucas State Office Building, 1st Floor 321 East 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0075 Phone: (515) 281-4944 recording

KANSAS

Kansas Department of Health and the Environment - 900 SW Jackson, Room 151 Topeka, KS 66612-2221 Phone: 785-296-1400 Fax: 785-296-8075

Office of Vital Statistics - 1000 S W Jackson, Suite 110 Topeka, KS 66612 Phone: (785) 296-1400 Information Phone: (785) 296-3253 Fax: (785) 357-4332

KENTUCKY

Public Records Division - Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives - 300 Coffee Tree Road P.O. Box 537 Frankfort, KY 40602-0537

Office of Vital Statistics - 275 East Main Street 1E-A Frankfort, KY 40621 Phone: (502) 564-4212 Fax: (502) 227-0032

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Department of Health - Vital Records Registry, Office of Public Health - 325 Loyola Avenue P.O. Box 60630 New Orleans, LA 70160 Phone: 504-568-5150 Phone: 504-568-5152 (automated) Fax: 504-568-5391 (To order copies by fax)

Louisiana Vital Records Registry - PO Box 60630 New Orleans, LA 70160 Phone: (504) 219-4516 or (800) 454-9570 recording

MAINE

Maine State Archives - LMA Building State House Station 84 Augusta, ME 04333

Maine Department of Human Services - Office of Vital Statistics - 221 State St, Station 11 Augusta, ME 04333-0011 Phone: (207) 287-3181

MARYLAND

Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records Building - 350 Rowe Blvd. Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 800-235-4045 (MD toll free) or Phone: 410-974-3914 Fax: 410-974-3895

Division of Vital Records Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - 6550 Reisterstown Rd. Reistertown Road Plaza Baltimore, MD 21215 Phone: (410) 764-3038 or Phone: (800) 832-3277 Fax: (410) 358-0738

State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - Division of Vital Records, Metro Executive Building - 4201 Patterson Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215-0020 Phone: 410-225-5988 800-832-3277

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records & Statistics - 470 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02210 Phone: 617-753-8600

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics - 150 Mount Vernon Street, 1st floor Dorchester, MA 02125-3105 Phone: (617) 740-2600 Fax: (617) 825-7755

For records between 1841-1905, write:

Massachusetts State Archives - 220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125 Phone: 617-727-4319 Fax: 617-288-4505

MICHIGAN

Michigan Department of Public Health, Vital Records Section - 3423 North Logan Street P.O. Box 30035 Lansing, MI 48914

Vital Records Requests, Michigan Dept of Community Health - 3423 N. Martin Luther King Blvd P. O. Box 30721 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: (517) 335-8666

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Statistics Registration - 717 Delaware Street, SE P.O. Box 9441 Minneapolis, MN 55440-9441 Phone: (612) 676-5120 recording Fax: (612) 331-5776

MISSISSIPPI

State Department of Health, Vital Records - 2423 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216

Vital Records, State Dept of Health - 571 Stadium Dr. PO Box 1700 Jackson, MS 39215 Phone: (601) 576-7960 Fax: (601) 576-7505

MISSOURI

Bureau of Vital Records, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - 930 Wildwood P.O. Box 570 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570 Phone: (573) 751-6378 birth records Phone: (573) 751-6385 death records

For earlier births and deaths write:

St. Louis Vital Records P.O. Box 14702 St. Louis, MO 63178

MONTANA

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Montana Vital Statistics - P. O. Box 4210 111 North Sanders, Rm 209 Helena, MT 59604-4210 Phone: (406) 444-2685 Fax: (406) 444-1803

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Health, Vital Records - P.O. Box 95065 Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

Nebraska Health & Human Services System, Vital Records - 301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 95065 Lincoln, NE 68509 Phone: (402) 471-2871

NEVADA

For birth and death records after 1911 and marriage records after 1969, write:

State of Nevada Health Division Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics Office of Vital Records and Statistics - 505 E. King Street, Room 102 Carson City, NV 89701-4749 Phone: 775-684-4242 Fax: (775) 684-4156

NEW HAMPSHIRE

For births, marriages and deaths, write:

New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services - 6 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301-6527

Bureau of Vital Records, Registration/Certification - 29 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301 Phone: (800) 852-3345 Ext 4651 or in NH - Phone: (603) 271-4651 Fax: (603) 271-3447

NEW JERSEY - Birth, Marriage and Death Records

For birth records through 1923 and marriage and death records through 1940, write:

New Jersey State Archives, Division of Archives and Records Management - 185 West State Street CN 307 Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services, State Registrar Search Unit - PO Box 370 Trenton, NJ 08625-0370 Phone: (609) 292-4087 Fax: (609) 392-4292

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics - 1190 St. Francis Drive P.O. Box 26110 Santa Fe, NM 87504-6110

New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics - P.O. Box 26110, 1105 St. Francis Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87502 Phone: (505) 827-0121 Phone: (505) 827-2338 24-Hour Information Line Phone: (877) 284-0963 Credit card orders

NEW YORK

For birth, marriage, and death records from 1881 to present, write:

New York State Department of Health, Vital Records Section Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY 12237-0023 Phone: (518) 474-3077 Phone: (518) 474-3038 Information Fax: (518) 432-6286

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Dept. Of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, Vital Records Section - 225 North McDowell Street P.O. Box 29537 Raleigh, NC 27626-0537

North Carolina Vital Records - 1903 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1903 Phone: (919) 733-3526

NORTH DAKOTA

For birth and death records from July 1st 1893 to present and marriage records from July 1st 1925 to present, write:

Division of Vital Records, State Department of Health - 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 301 Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200 Phone: (701) 328-2360 Fax: (701) 328-1850

OHIO

Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics - 246 North High Street P.O. Box 15098 Columbus, OH 43215-0098 Phone: (614) 466-2531

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Department of Health, Division of Vital Records - 1000 Northeast 10th Street Room 117 P.O. Box 53551 Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3551 Phone: (405) 271-4040

OREGON

For birth and death records from January 1st 1903 and for marriage records from January 1st 1906, write:

Oregon Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records - 800 NE Oregon Street, Ste 205 P.O. Box 14050 Portland, OR 97293-0050 Phone: 503-731-4095 (How to order - Recorded message) Phone: 503-731-4108 (To order by phone) Fax: 503-234-8817 (To order by fax) Phone: (971) 673-1190 Fax: (503) 234-8417

PENNSYLVANIA

State Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics - 101 S. Mercer Street P.O. Box 1528 New Castle, PA 16103 Phone: 724-656-3100

RHODE ISLAND

For birth and marriage records from January 1st 1894 and death records from January 1st 1948, write:

State of Rhode Island, Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records Cannon Building - Room 101 75 Davis Street Providence, RI 02908

Rhode Island Dept of Health 3 Capitol Hill, Rm. 101 Providence, RI 02908-5097 Phone: (401) 222-2811

For earlier records, write:

Rhode Island State Archives 337 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903

SOUTH CAROLINA

For birth and death records in the last fifty years and marriage records from July 1st 1950, write:

South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control, Bureau of Vital Statistics - J. Marion Sims Building 2600 Bull Street Columbia, SC 29201-1797 Phone: (803) 898-3630 Fax: (803) 898-3630

For earlier records:

South Carolina Department of Archives and History - 1430 Senate Street P.O. Box 11669 Capitol Station Columbia, SC 29211-1669

SOUTH DAKOTA

State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics - 445 E. Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-3185

Vital Records, Dept of Health 600 East Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-2536 Phone: (605) 773-4961

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Vital Records - Central Services Bldg. 1st Floor 421 Fifth Ave. North Nashville, TN 37247-0450

Tennessee Vital Records - Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor 425 5th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: (615) 741-3111 Fax: (615) 741-9860

TEXAS

Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics - 1100 W. 49th Street P.O. Box 12040 Austin, TX 78711-2040 Phone: 512-458-7111 Phone: 512-458-4751 Toll Free: (888) 963-7111 Fax: (512) 458-7711

UTAH

Utah Bureau of Vital Records - 288 North 1460 West PO BOX 141012 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012 Phone: (801) 538-6380 Fax: (801) 538-9467

VERMONT

For births, marriages, and deaths within the last ten years, write:

Vermont Department of Health, Vital Records Section - 108 Cherry Street P.O. Box 70 Burlington, VT 05402-0070 Phone: (802) 863-7275

For earlier records, write:

Vermont General Services Center, Public Records Division - Route 2, Drawer 33 Middlesex, VT 05633-7601 Phone: 802-828-3288 Phone: 802-828-2794 (Public Records) Phone: 802-828-3286 (Reference/Research Center) Fax: 802-828-3710

VIRGINIA

For birth and death records from 1913-present and marriages from 1936-present, write:

Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records - James Madison Building P.O. Box 1000 Richmond, VA 23208 Phone: 804-786-6228 or Phone: 804-786-6201 or Phone: (804) 662-6200

WASHINGTON - Birth and Death Records

For birth and death records from July 1st1907 and marriage records from January 1st 1968, write:

Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics - P.O. Box 9709 Olympia, WA 98507-9709 Phone: (360) 236-4300, Info - Phone: (360) 236-4313, orders - Fax: (360) 352-2586

WASHINGTON, DC

Vital Records Department - 825 North Capitol Street NE 1st Floor, Room 1312 Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 442-9009 Phone: (202) 783-1809 for credit card orders Fax: (202) 783-0136

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics - 350 Capitol St, Rm 165 Charleston, WV 25301-3701 Phone: (304) 558-2931 Info: (304) 558-2931 Fax: (304) 558-1051



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WISCONSIN

For birth, marriage, and death records from earliest to present, write:

Wisconsin State Department of Health, Vital Records Services - One West Wilson Street P.O. Box 309 Madison, WI 53701-0309

Wisconsin Division of Health, Vital Records - 1 West Wilson Street, Rm 158 P.O. Box 309 Madison, WI 53701 Phone: (608) 266-1371 Fax: (608) 255-2035

WYOMING

For birth and death records from July 1909 and marriage records from May 1941, contact:

Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Vital Records Service - Hathaway Building Cheyenne, WY 82002 Phone: 307-777-7591 Fax: 307-635-4103


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