Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.
Idaho Center for Vital Statistics
450 W. State St., 1st Floor PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720 (208) 334-5988 Fax: (208) 389-9096
Make personal check or money order payable to Idaho Vital Statistics. Idaho requires a copy of a picture ID, or copies of two forms of ID that have your signature such as a cancelled check and social security card. For $10.00 extra you can fax the request and pay by credit card. There is an additional $5 for Special Handling. Their hours are 8-5 pm Mountain time (M-F) except Holidays. Heirloom Birth Certificates are no longer offered.
Birth and Death
$10.00 Since July 1911For records from 1907 to 1911, write to County Recorder in county where event occurred.
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Order a Birth Certificate Online
- Priority Service – Order a Death Certificate Online
Marriage and Divorce
$10.00 Since May 1947Earlier records are with County Recorder in county where marriage license was issued or divorce was granted. Fees vary.
Idaho Center for Vital Statistics450 W. State St., 1st Floor PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720 (208) 334-5988 Fax: (208) 389-9096