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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 http://www.cyndislist.com  to find if your state has online records or only information for sending for records.

 

Vital Record Resources

      Vital Records

a)                  Vital Records Information

http://www.vitalrec.com/

Information for ordering birth, death, marriage records online.

 

b)                  Obituary Central

http://www.obitcentral.com 

 

c)                  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900

http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html 

 

d)                  New York City Vital Records

http://nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml 

Includes application forms

e)                  Online Searchable Death Indexes

http://www.deathindexes.com/