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Vital Record Pamphlets

Below is a listing of informational pamphlets on vital records. For a list of forms to request certified copies of vital records or to request vital records data, please go to Vital Records, Data and Statistics Forms.

Birth Certificate Pamphlets

Correct spelling/typographical errors on the birth certificate, including to the sex field. Add an "AKA" (also known as) to a parent's name after a parent name change.

Amend a person's name on their birth certificate after a name change.

Add, Remove, or Replace a parent on a birth certificate.

Register an adoption, obtain copies of adoption records, or obtain non-identifying information for birth parents and/or locate biological family members.

Add child's name to blank field(s) when at least one parent is available to sign the form.

Register a California birth when the birth was not registered within the first year of birth or a certified copy of the original birth certificate is not obtainable.

Register a birth if the birth was not registered or a certified copy of the original birth certificate is not obtainable.

General information about how to register an Out-of-hospital birth. 

Death Certificate Pamphlets

Correct spelling and/or typographical errors on the death certificate.

Register a death if the death was not registered or a certified copy of the original death certificate is not obtainable.

Marriage Certificate Pamphlets

Correct spelling and/or typographical errors on the marriage certificate.

Register a marriage if the marriage was not registered or a certified copy of the original marriage certificate is not obtainable.

General information about how one or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the middle and/or last names by which that party wishes to be known after solemnization of the marriage.



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