How to Obtain Ohio Vital Records

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How to Obtain Ohio Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Ohio birth certificates, Ohio marriage licenses, Ohio divorce decrees and Ohio death records. There are also useful links to past Ohio 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

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

Vital Statistics
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43216

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


Remarks: State office has birth records since December 20, 1908

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Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at
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