How to Obtain Michigan Vital Records

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How to Obtain Michigan Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Michigan birth certificates, Michigan marriage licenses, Michigan divorce decrees and Michigan death records. There are also useful links to past Michigan Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Michigan birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Vital Records Request
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Michigan Dept of Community Health may be contacted by phone on (517) 335-8656. or online at,5885,7-339-71551_4645---,00.html

State office has records of births and deaths that occurred and were filed with the state since 1867. Some of the records (especially pre-1906 births and pre-1897 deaths) were not filed with the state

More Michigan Vital Records Resources

Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at
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Vitalcheck Express Certificate Service
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Vital Records Search at
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