Vital records like birth, marriage, and death certificates, testify to some of the most events in a person’s life and so they detail very important information. While the specific information may vary from state to state, and year to year, all vital records include specific details about your ancestor. Obtaining Birth and/or Adoption Records In most States, adoption records are sealed after an adoption is finalized. The adopted person, birth parents, and adoptive parents must follow procedures established by the State to obtain identifying confidential information from the adoption records, but they may be able to obtain nonidentifying Birth and Death Records. To conduct a search or obtain copies of birth or death certificates, you should contact: The vital records office in the applicable state of birth or death. The location of this office varies from state to state, but in many cases this office or these records are maintained through the state’s department of health.
Discover your family history. Explore the world’s largest collection of family trees, genealogy records and resources. Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser. To get the best possible experience using our website we Birth Year. Death place. Most if not all birth certificates aren’t public information, but there are ways to search for birth record information online for through other public records. For example, a genealogy website often includes birth details such as when and where people were born, who their parents are, whether they were adopted, etc.