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Austrian marriage license (duplicate) from 1854.

Vital records are records of life events kept under governmental authority, including birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates. In some jurisdictions, vital records may also include records of civil unions or domestic partnerships.

In the United States, vital records are typically maintained at the state level. [1] In the United Kingdom, vital records are recorded in the civil registry.

Various European countries are members of an International Commission on Civil Status which provides a mutually recognized convention on the coding of entries appearing in civil status documents, with common codes and translation tables between the language of the member states. They also provide an English unofficial translation.

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References

  1. ^ "Florida Statutes, Chapter 382". http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/.  

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