Vital Records Tip

When searching for a vital record in a specific county, first verify that the county/ state collected records in that specific time period.

For example, looking for a birth record in Allen County, IN for 1854 will produce no results because birth records were not collected until 1882.

Sources for determining when a locality began collecting vital records are:

Red Book
The Handybook for Genealogists
vitalrec.com

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