Search Vital Records: Birth records, marriage records, and death records. Search over 2 billion names. Vital Records generally are comprised of three types of records: birth records, marriage records and death records. Birth records are a type of vital record that contain information such as name, gender, date of birth and place of birth. Vital records like marriage records will contain the name of the bride and groom, date and location of the marriage and other information like age of the couple. Death records are great vital records and they usually contain the name of the person, age, marital status, cause of death and the date and place of death and burial.
If you would like to research vital record information for individual states use our Vital Records Information page. Just click on the state that you would like to research and you'll be taken to a page with helpful information. We also have some excellent tips & articles regarding your vital record search.
If you can't find vital records online you can look for birth, marriage, and death information in family and home sources, family Bibles, church records, military records, newspapers, gravestones, federal census records after 1850, passport applications, and school records are also great vital record sources.
We also have a list of state vital archives for obtaining birth, marriage and death certificates.
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