Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How to get an Arkansas birth record

For genealogists, vital records, such as birth, death, and marriage certificates, can provide valuable information. If you too are searching for a record of a relative, or perhaps you just need a copy of your own birth certificate, the best place to start is with the Arkansas Department of Health Vital Records Office. There, you can find the forms to order certificates, as well as a Frequently Asked Questions section for each type of record. 

Birth and death records are available from 1914 t the present, marriages from 1917, and divorces from 1923.  Some rules do apply about who may request records for individuals, but those circumstances are covered in the FAQ.