Instructions for getting official certificates or decrees for life events such as birth, death, marriage, or divorce. Birth, adoption, and parenting Get information about services related to foster parenting and adoption, birth records, and more. Death, probate, and inheritances Get information about the probate process, inheritance taxes, and death and probate records. Marriage and divorce Get information about services related to marriage, life partnership, and divorce. Get archival birth, death, and marriage records You can get copies of archival birth, death, and marriage records from the City Archives. Request DNA/paternity test information from the Medical Examiner How to request a DNA/paternity test on a person whose body was handled by the Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO). Request Medical Examiner records How to request records or an autopsy report from the Medical Examiner’s Office.