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In the United States, you can search vital records through the library, your local courthouse and in many cases you must contact a specific city department to seek more information. For example, in Missouri if you are seeking a birth record you must contact the state's vital record department and pay a fee to receive the record you are requesting. Check out your state's policy for finding and obtaining vital family records and then begin your family genealogy search.