Today’s five-star site: Vital Records Information

Vital Records Information tells where to obtain vital records — birth, death and marriage certificates and divorce decrees — from anywhere in the United States. It lists sources for each state, territory and county, and most cities and towns, along with contact, fee and ordering information. For records outside the U.S., the site lists links to foreign vital records sites. This straightforward site is designed with a nod towards genealogy, but it is one many lawyers are sure to find useful.

(Excerpted from the second edition of The Essential Guide to the Best (and Worst) Legal Sites on the Web.)