Birth certificates can be viewed on websites like FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. Be aware that results differ between states since many of them have not transferred their records online.Continue Reading
Both of these websites serve the public by helping them find and preserve their family history.
Make sure that you look for the section for birth records or certificates. These websites often include other vital records, such as marriage and death records. Each state may have a different set of instructions, and the websites generally require you to enter some personal information.
Search for vital records and choose the first link titled Where to Write for Vital Records.
Once you choose your state, the site shows you the cost, address and notes of the agencies or departments that facilitate the birth certificate records request.
A request requires the name of the person applying for the record, their sex, the parents' names, date of birth, a check or money order, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Some states differ in the materials they need. For example, Florida requests that you also send a valid picture ID and a signature.
Use the address listed by the CDC for your state's agency or department, and await your records.