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Help:Talk pages or discussion pages are for comments concerning the workings of the article. Information about the page's subject should be on the page it's self or on a new linked page. For more information see: Help:Talk pages This is great information, it belongs on a main page.
FamilyJournals 21:41, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Last week I was able to find direct links for the film number of Alabama vital records and some indexes at the Family History Library on this page, where have they gone? - They are on their own pages under Marriage and Death - click on statewide indexes. CK Whipple

Proposed article move[edit source]

If you review Category:United States Vital Records you will see that all the other pages that have been created use the style "state Vital Records".

There has been a discussion about this issue at Talk:United States Vital Records#Naming_of_state_vital_records_pages.

I propose that this page therefore be moved to Alabama Vital Records. --Steve 16:09, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

The Vital Records Team is in the process of changing the names from State Vital Records to State Birth, Marriage and Death Records.  There was an initial vote on naming the pages, but there really wasn't a choice as 3 of the 4 choices included the words "Civil Registration" which does not apply to the United States.  Another vote was taken (and not recorded initially on the discussion page) where the members of the Vital Records Team chose "Birth, Marriage and Death" for the title.  There are a number of reasons, including the use of search engines on the wiki and elsewhere.
I recommend an article Michael Ritchey sent to us this morning regarding coming to a consensus for major changes on these projects.  Currently, there are two teams of consultants in the library working on census records for each state and vital records for each state.
If you are interested in working with the Vital Records team, we would love to have you and include you in our work.  You can read our meeting
Thanks for responding. Now that has been explained, I withdraw the proposal to move this article.
My interest, is to help by making the wiki more accessible to users, helping to categorizes and standardize how information is presented. Important decisions like the one the Vital Records Team have made on article titles should be documented in the wiki so that others can help work towards achieving your goal. I have made a note of this on the FamilySearch Wiki talk:WikiProject U.S. Vital Records page. --Steve 21:53, 7 August 2009 (UTC)