Saturday, March 21, 2015

Women's History Month 2015: Vital Records

Two types of records that we all look for are birth and death records. But often they can be a challenge to find. With the recent announcement of the availability of Michigan death certificates from 1921-1952 and Pennsylvania birth certificates from 1906-1908 I thought it would be a good time to provide some links for finding the birth and death records of your female ancestors.

Here's some of the websites I recommend:

FamilySearch (Use the Search link to look through digitized records or search the Catalog)

FamilySearch Blog - Online United States Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records

Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for the USA

NARA - Vital Records

And of course there are subscription websites like, FindMyPast, WorldVitalRecords and Archives.

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