Vital records


Citing Legal Registrations

8 December 2014
Across centuries of recorded history, many classes of people have had to legally register themselves—voters, military-aged men, free people of color in slave regimes, aliens during a time of war, and "just plain folk" on the occasions of their births, marriages, and deaths.

Citing Vital Records: Four Questions

27 September 2014
When citing a vital record (an official registration of birth, marriage, or death), four questions should guide our decision as to how we cite what we are using ...

Vital Records, Revisited

1 May 2014
When citing unpublished vital records, we have four key issues to consider: :

Citing Vital Records

24 April 2014
What are the two unbreakable rules for citing vital records--and why do they matter?