- Series: International Vital Records Handbook
- Paperback: 604 pages
- Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company; 5 edition (January 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806317930
- ISBN-13: 978-0806317939
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,524,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Library Journal
Most of us will need a copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate at some point in our lives. Through his pioneering vital records handbook, Kemp, a former genealogical librarian, has filled this need. For the first time, this third edition includes all countries, forms for divorce certificates, and alternative record locations, including vital records microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and its branches, the Family History Centers around the world. The latest edition of this ready-reference work, last updated in 1990, includes current addresses, phone numbers, fees, dates of records, and similar information, covering some 75 pages more than the previous edition. With the latest forms and information for all the states and other countries included, it is essential for all reference desks. In both institutional and home libraries, the completely new third edition will replace the older editions.
Judith P. Reid, Library of Congress
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Karen Kay Ullom
If you need a form that can be obtained locally, say one to get your driver's license, perhaps you will find investing in this book would be senseless, but if you are a genealogist and need an assortment of forms, this book can be a gold mine. You will find where the vital records are stored, who houses them, where the transcriptions of cemeteries are, how to order the records, telephone numbers, fax numbers, the cost of obtaining certified copies, and more. There are actual copies of forms that you will need. You simply need to copy them, write out a check, send a money order, and simply wait for your document. Of course you will need to keep in mind that many records are only available to relatives and that many forms do ask "your relationship to decedent" or "the person whose record is required."
In addition to a state by state listing of forms, the reader will also be able to find forms or information as to where to obtain them for the U.S. Trust territories and an alphabetical listing of international resources. Canada's are listed by province while most of the other countries have inquiry resources and a brief paragraph outlining what is available. For example, Kazakhstan has an address to send requests, an embassy contact, and states that "Some civil records were destroyed during World War II and may not be available. In the U.S. Kazakhstani documents can be requested through the Embassy of Kazakhstan."
This newly updated book may not have everything you need, but it certainly provides a wealth of information, especially to the genealogy buff. There are two other books I would recommend taking a look at in addition to this one if you are into genealogy. On is the 6th edition "Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources With Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations" and the 3rd edition of the "country Courthouse Book: A concise Guide to Country Courthouses and Courthouse Records," both written by Elizabeth Petty Bentley. This is an excellent compilation of material that can prove to be invaluable in your search for information whether it is for simply obtaining your passport or searching for your heritage!