An excellent resource for finding vital records is Thomas Jay Kemp’s International Vital Records Handbook. 5th Edition
(Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009).
The new 5th edition has the latest forms and information for each of the 50 states as well as key addresses of repositories and embassies to help you find foreign records. The best part: the forms you find in the book can be photocopied and used for your search. No need to send off for the form, then send off for the record!