VA Vital Records - Birth records are public information 100 years after the date of the event; death, marriage, and divorce records, 50 years after the event. Vital Records are available to immediate family members only- mother, father, husband, wife, child, brother, sister and grandparents with valid ID. Birth records can be issued to the legal guardian with proof of custody papers. Aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc. cannot obtain a Vital Record.
I don't believe VA issued birth certs. in 1822!
KS Vital records - Vital records were created as part of a civil registration to collect information on population growth and causes of death to control epidemic's. Kansas didn't officially start collecting birth and death records until July 1, 1911.
If you have further questions, you may contact me at (785) 296-1420 or by e-mail.
Jason Mathewson Chief of Certification Kansas Vital Statistics