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== '''Finding United States Birth Records'''  ==
 
== '''Finding United States Birth Records'''  ==
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[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 5|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]
  
 
=== Background on Searching Birth Records  ===
 
=== Background on Searching Birth Records  ===
 
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Births after 1900 often have restrictions on who can see them. Each state has its own laws. One state may have births for some years available to the public while other states may limit access to living relatives.
'''Why would I want to search for a birth record?'''<br>
 
 
 
:*May give the exact date and place where the child was born
 
:*May indicate where the parents were born
 
:*Help you extend a generation to the parents of the child.
 
 
 
'''What information does a birth record include?'''<br>
 
 
 
:*Name of child
 
:*Birth date and place of child
 
:*Father’s name
 
:*Mother’s name including maiden
 
:*Birthplaces of parents
 
 
 
'''What you need to know about birth records in the U.S.:'''<br>
 
 
 
:*Each state has a different year when births began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.  
 
:*Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state.
 
:*Most states began recording births between 1900 and 1930.
 
:*New England states started recording births on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town.
 
:*Some states in the Midwest began recording births on the county level as early as 1860s.
 
 
 
'''How to find your ancestor’s birth record:''' <br> Process for finding birth records:
 
 
 
:#Check online indexes and digital images
 
:#Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
 
:#Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)
 
  
 
=== ''Step 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?''  ===
 
=== ''Step 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?''  ===

Revision as of 18:39, 1 February 2013

Finding United States Birth Records

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Background on Searching Birth Records

Births after 1900 often have restrictions on who can see them. Each state has its own laws. One state may have births for some years available to the public while other states may limit access to living relatives.

Step 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?

Choose one of the following: