Georgia Birth Records


Georgia has been maintaining birth records since 1919 when the government made it mandatory to begin recording vital events such as births. A limited number of records before 1919 are available, but can only be requested at the county office in which the individual was born.

Georgia is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them.

Georgia Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1919-2024 for the entire state of Georgia is The Department of Public Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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