Vital Records are a "vital" component to discovering for your family tree. They provide real documentation on events that happened in your family history, births, deaths, marriages and divorces. This resource tells you just where to find your vital records in each state (and even territories) of the United States of America.
Generally speaking, Birth and Death records from the past several decades are available at a state office while Marriage and Divorce certificates are available in the county office where that event occurred. Older records are typically available in the local town clerk and court offices. All of these important addresses are include in this database of Vital Records resources.
For great information and guides to researching vital records, visit Vital Records US, or click one of the states below for information on where to find vital records by state.