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Genealogy Research: Vital Records

Hints & Tips

  • Find all the vital records (birth, baptism, death, marriage records) that you can for each ancestor.
  • These records will give you clues for searching for more information. 
  • Check Cyndis List  to find if your state has online records or only information for sending for records.


Vital Record Resources

      Vital Records

a)                  Vital Records Information

Information for ordering birth, death, marriage records online.


b)                  Obituary Central 


c)                  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900 


d)                  New York City Vital Records 

Includes application forms

e)                  Online Searchable Death Indexes