The Center for Health Statistics has birth and death records dating from July 1, 1907,
and marriage and divorce records dating from January 1, 1968. Write for these records
to the address in GN 00308.092B.1. If you are in Washington State and the birth certificate being requested is in
the range of 1940 to the present, you may contact your local health department. For
death records before July 1, 1907, contact the auditor in the county in which the
death occurred. For very recent marriage records and those before 1968, contact the
auditor in the county in which the license was issued. For very recent divorce records
and those before 1968, contact the clerk in the county in which the divorce was granted.