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== '''Finding United States Birth Records'''  ==
 
== '''Finding United States Birth Records'''  ==
  
[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 5|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]
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[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 5|Learn more about U.S. Birth Records]]  
  
=== Background on Searching Birth Records  ===
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=== About United States 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.
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:*Each state has a different year when births began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.
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:*Most states began recording births between 1900 and 1930.
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:*New England states started recording births on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town.
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:*Some states in the Midwest began recording births on the county level as early as 1860s.
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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.
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:*Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state.
  
 
=== ''Step 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?''  ===
 
=== ''Step 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?''  ===
  
Choose one of the following:  
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To find a birth record, shoose one of the following:  
  
 
:*I know the state — [[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 8|'''West Virginia''']]  
 
:*I know the state — [[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 8|'''West Virginia''']]  
 
:*I don't know the state — Go to [[User:HardestyPN/Sandbox Births Estimating|'''Estimating Birth Information''']]
 
:*I don't know the state — Go to [[User:HardestyPN/Sandbox Births Estimating|'''Estimating Birth Information''']]

Revision as of 18:42, 1 February 2013

Finding United States Birth Records

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

About United States Birth Records

  • Each state has a different year when births began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state.

Step 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?

To find a birth record, shoose one of the following: