This is the 7th edition of the "International Vital Records Handbook," a resource that is even more valuable today than it was when it was first published. Not only does it give persons needing certification of their own important life events the tools needed to obtain these certificates, it also gives genealogists and historians the location--both online and on-site--of vital records databases and indexes, as well as other resources that could help further their research. it offers complete, up-to-date information on where and how to request vital records. It also includes copies of the application forms, where available, thus simplifying and speeding up the process by which vital records are obtained, regardless of the number or type of application forms required. Locating vital records and navigating your way through the various privacy laws and storage facilities can be difficult. The "International Vital Records Handbook" will make the process immeasurably easier..