I recently sent off for copies of my own parents' birth certificates and marriage certificate so that I would have them in my growing collection of records.
Today, I got a letter back from the Indiana State Department of Health requesting a copy of my birth certificate in order to receive my father's birth certificate. Apparently, I would have known I needed this if I had read the instructions a little better.
I'm sure we've all made a mistake like this so I don't feel bad about it, just frustrated that I get to wait even longer to get that document in my hands. So I guess this post is just my way of reminding folks that if they are dealing with other states than they reside in to make sure to fully research what is required when requesting vital records so you won't have to wait longer and waste time and stamps.