Oklahoma Birth Records


Oklahoma has been maintaining birth records since October 1908, although it wasn't until 1917 that the state passed a law making it mandatory.

Oklahoma is more open than most states when it comes to issuing birth certificates. The person named on the certificate of course is allowed to request one, but genealogists are those researching their ancestry are allowed to apply for them. Whether they are released though is up to the Vital Records office.

Oklahoma Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1908-2024 for the entire state of Oklahoma is The Vital Records Office at the State Department of Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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