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=== FAQs about United States Birth Records ===
  
== Task  ==
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[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 4|Finding United States Birth Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] FAQs about U.S. Birth Records
  
Wiki Project Pennsylvania Tasks - Church Records Intro 3<br>  
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'''How do I find my ancestor’s birth record?''' <br>  
  
== Description  ==
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:#Check online indexes and digital images
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:#Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
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:#Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)
  
Added two templates about why to search church records and types of church records and links to WorldCat, FHLC, and Historical Society of Pennsylvania. This task is in 2 parts, Part A and B.<br>  
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'''Why would I want to search for a birth record?'''<br>  
  
== Instructions  ==
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:*May give the exact date and place where the child was born
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:*May indicate where the parents were born
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:*Help you extend a generation to the parents of the child.
  
=== PART A  ===
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'''What information does a birth record include?'''<br>
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Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state. Generally the following was included:
  
1. Copy the following template and paste it in wiki text under the heading Church Records: <br>
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:*Name of child
 
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:*Birth date and place of child
:<nowiki> {{Template:PAChurch2}}</nowiki> <br>
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:*Father’s name  
 
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:*Mother’s name including maiden
<br> 2. Paste the template in wikitext directly below the Church Records heading.
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:*Birthplaces of parents
 
 
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=== PART B  ===
 
 
 
1. Copy the following template and paste it in wikitext between the info you added in Part A and just before the the heading, State-wide Database: <br> <br>
 
:<nowiki> {{Template:PAChurch1|Berks|333358}}</nowiki> <br>
 
 
 
2. In the template, replace the county, Berks with the name of the county you are working on.<br>
 
 
 
3. In the template, change the numbers listed with the number you obtain from doing the following: <br>
 
 
 
::While in the new FHLC on [http://familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch.org], select any record under the county's "church records" topic. <br>
 
::1. Put your county into the search "For" field, i.e. Berks, Pennsylvania.<br>
 
::2. Click on the county name as it appears beneath what you are typing. <br>
 
::3. Select the church records topic from the list. <br>
 
::4. Select any record listed in the church records topic. <br>
 
::5. In the church record, under the "Subjects" heading select the link called "Pennsylvania, (your county)– church records". <br>
 
::6. Click on this blue subject link (i.e. Pennsylvania, Berks - church Records). <br>
 
::7. In the upper left corner you will find a heading titled "Search" containing the term Subject Number. Under that is the heading "For" with a number. Copy the number in the "For" field.<br>
 
::8.Paste the number in template listed in #1 above replacing the number field in the template.<br>
 
 
 
NOTE: The template links to the FHLC and will show any additional records that are added to the FHLC in the future. <br>
 
 
 
=== Example Part A ===
 
 
 
{{Template:PAChurch2}}
 
 
 
=== Example Part B ===
 
 
 
'''Finding Church Records at Other Repositories'''
 
 
 
Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''Berks County Church Records&nbsp;''''' in online catalogs like:  
 
 
 
*[http://discover.hsp.org/Search/Results?lookfor=Berks+county+church+records&type=AllFields&submit=Find Historical Society of Pennsylvania]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Berks+county+church+records&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
 
*{{FHL|333358|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (For instructions see [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|FHL Catalog Place-name Search]]).
 
 
 
[[Category:Pennsylvania_Tasks|Church Records]]
 

Revision as of 18:42, 6 February 2013

FAQs about United States Birth Records

Finding United States Birth Records go to FAQs about U.S. Birth Records

How do I find my ancestor’s birth record?

  1. Check online indexes and digital images
  2. Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
  3. Obtain certificate from the government agency ($$)

Why would I want to search for a birth record?

  • 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?
Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state. Generally the following was included:

  • Name of child
  • Birth date and place of child
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name including maiden
  • Birthplaces of parents