Texas Birth Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Known Issues

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm which can be viewed at the Family History Library or some FamilySearch Centers.

NOTE: Texas law currently restricts public access to birth records going back 75 years or less. As a result, any microfilms containing these birth records have been removed from the Family History Library film collection, and are no longer found in the Catalog.

Question #1: How can I search for a baby who wasn’t named?
Answer #1: When searching for an unnamed child, there are a few different ways to access the record. One is to type the surname of the father into the surname search box and type the word “Blank” in the given name box. Another would be to leave the given name field blank, enter the father’s surname in the surname box and then enter the parent’s names in their respective search boxes. Finally you can search by leaving the name field blank and entering the surname only. We would advise trying all three ways to be sure you have exhausted all of the possibilities

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at support@familysearch.org. Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.  
    For example: Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935 > 004112425 > Image 146 of 1562
  • If you are reporting a technical issue: please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows 7 and Internet Explorer.

Your assistance will help ensure that future revisions will be considered.

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