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Are birth and death records open to public?

usually only immediate family

  1. garrisonbight
    April 30th, 2010 at 02:16 | #1

    YES.. . those are most certainly public records.
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  2. Dr. Nightcall
    April 30th, 2010 at 02:34 | #2

    Yes. They are usually maintained by the Office of Vital Records for your state.
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  3. D12Blame
    April 30th, 2010 at 02:50 | #3

    usually only immediate family
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  4. kenbgray
    April 30th, 2010 at 02:57 | #4

    Yes they are public records.
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  5. sparkles
    April 30th, 2010 at 03:21 | #5

    Adoptions can be sealed by a judge.
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  6. gator
    April 30th, 2010 at 03:35 | #6

    You must be one of the following "authorized" persons:
    The registrant or parent or legal guardian of the registrant. A child, grandparent grandchild, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant. A party allowed to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Family Code. An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate. A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business. This varies from state to state.

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