Where to Write for State Vital Records

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Where to Write for State Vital Records

Alabama – Learn more about Alabama Vital Records

Arizona – Learn more about Arizona Vital Records

Arkansas – Learn more about Arkansas Vital Records

California – Learn more about California Vital Records

Colorado – Learn more about Colorado Vital Records

Connecticut – Learn more about Connecticut Vital Records

Delaware – Learn more about Delaware Vital Records

Florida – Learn more about Florida Vital Records

Georgia – Learn more about Georgia Vital Records

Idaho – Learn more about Idaho Vital Records

Illinois – Learn more about Illinois Vital Records

Indiana – Learn more about Indiana Vital Records

Iowa – Learn more about Iowa Vital Records

Kansas – Learn more about Kansas Vital Records

Kentucky – Learn more about Kentucky Vital Records

Louisiana – Learn more about Louisiana Vital Records

Massachusetts – Learn more about Massachusetts Vital Records

Maryland – Learn more about Maryland Vital Records

Maine – Learn more about Maine Vital Records

Michigan – Learn more about Michigan Vital Records

Minnesota – Learn more about Minnesota Vital Records

Missouri – Learn more about Missouri Vital Records

Mississippi – Learn more about Mississippi Vital Records

Montana – Learn more about Montana Vital Records

Nebraska – Learn more about Nebraska Vital Records

Nevada – Learn more about Nevada Vital Records

New Hampshire – Learn more about New Hampshire Vital Records

New Jersey – Learn more about New Jersey Vital Records

New Mexico – Learn more about New Mexico Vital Records

New York – Learn more about New York Vital Records

North Carolina – Birth Certificates: 1913-Present, Death Certificates: 1930-Present, Marriage Certificates: 1962-Present, Divorce Certificates: 1958-Present. Learn more about North Carolina Vital Records

North Dakota – Learn more about North Dakota Vital Records

Ohio – Learn more about Ohio Vital Records

Oklahoma – Has Birth and Death records from October 1908, required to be filed starting in 1917( Records prior to1940 are incomplete. Learn more about Oklahoma Vital Records

Oregon – Has birth and death records dating from July, 1903; marriage records from 1906 and divorce certificates from1925. Learn more about Oregon Vital Records

Pennsylvania – Has birth and death records dating from 1906. Learn more about Pennsylvania Vital Records

Rhode Island – Learn more about Rhode Island Vital Records

South Carolina – Learn more about South Carolina Vital Records

South Dakota – has Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death Records since July 1905. Learn more about South Dakota Vital Records

Tennessee – Learn more about Tennessee Vital Records

Texas – Learn more about Texas Vital Records

Utah – State office has birth and death records since 1905 and marriage and divorce records since 1978. Learn more about Utah Vital Records

Virginia – State office has Birth, marriage and divorce records from January 1853, Divorce records since January 1918. Learn more about Virginia Vital Records

Vermont – Learn more about Vermont Vital Records

Washington – Learn more about Washington Vital Records

West Virginia – State office has birth and death records since January 1917. Learn more about West Virginia Vital Records


How to Order Wisconsin Vital Records – Certain Wisconsin counties issued applications for marriages as far back as the 1820s. However, most of them began taking marriage applications after they were organized. In 1852, a mandate was issued by the state of Wisconsin for all counties to record deaths and births, but most counties didn’t comply immediately. A similar law was passed in 1878, which was much more effective. Births that took place before 1852 were kept in their own separate volume. Delayed birth records go back as far as 1746. State Office has a few birth, marriage, divorce and death records earlier than 1857. Records before October 1, 1907, are very incomplete.

  • The State Vital Registration Office has birth records from October 1, 1907 to present.  State Office has scattered records earlier than 1857 and records before 1907, are very incomplete. The fee for all certified copy are $20, additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $3 each.  For earlier records, contact the Clerk of County Court in the county where event occurred. Registration of events prior to 1907 was voluntary and vital records were not filed for most events. 
    • Certified copies of marriage licenses are only available from the Register of Deeds in the county or district in which the license was issued.
    • Certified copies of divorce decrees are only available from the district clerk in the county or district in which the divorces or annulments was granted.
  • Wisconsin Vital records for Genealogy purposes
  • Physical Address: Wisconsin Division of Health, Vital Records, 1 West Wilson Street, Rm 158, Madison, WI 53701; (608) 266-1371.
  • Mailing Address: Wisconsin Vital Records Office, P.O. Box 309, Madison, WI 53701-0309. All mail orders should include a Personal check or money order made payable to State of Wisconsin Vital Records. Do not send cash.
  • Website Address: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/vitalrecords/
  • Ordering Vital Records Online – get the certificates within 2-5 days with a credit or debit card from USAVital.com or VitalChek.com.
  • Ordering Vital Records by Mail: You can download an application online for Wisconsin Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for processing of all type of certificates ordered through the mail.


How to Order Wyoming Vital Records – Wyoming started recording both birth and death records in 1909. Wyoming began recording marriage and divorce records in 1941 . Prior recording  was the responsibility of each county’s clerk.

  • The State Vital Records Services Office has Marriage, Divorce and Death records from previous 50 years to present records more than 50 years old should be obtained from the Wyoming State Archives, Barrett Building, 2301 Central Ave. , Cheyenne, WY 82002; (307) 777-7826). The fee for marriage and divorce certified copy are $13, deaths are $10.
    • For earlier marriage records, contact the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued.
    • For earlier divorce records, contact the Clerk of District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
  • Physical Address: Vital Records Services, Hathaway Building, Cheyenne, WY 82002; (307) 777-7591; Fax: (307) 635-4103. The State Vital Records Services Office has birth records from 1909 to present. The fee for birth certified copy are $13. All mail orders should include a Personal check or money order made payable to Vital Statistics Services. Do not send cash.
  • Website Address: http://www.health.wyo.gov/
  • Ordering Vital Records Online – get the certificates within 2-5 days with a credit or debit card from USAVital.com or VitalChek.com.
  • Ordering Vital Records by Mail: You can download an application online for Wyoming Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for processing of all type of certificates ordered through the mail.