ROANOKE,Va. -

A partnership between Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Health is making it easier for Virginians to get vital records.

As of March first, the D-M-V has been issuing certified copies of Virginia birth records. More than 11,000 records have been requested.

“We were finding about 4,300 customers state wide a month, we'd had to send them away because they didn't have their document with them. Now if they come in, they don't have their Virginia Birth certificate, we can actually provide that to them,” said DMV Commissioner Rick Holcomb.

In January of 2015, Virginians will be able to pickup death records, marriage and divorce certificates.