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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 - Probate USGenWeb Task <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 ($$)
  
Search the county NPAGenWeb page for pertinent probate databases - including wills and administrations - and add them to the Probate Records heading on the county page.<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.
  
1. Click on [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenweb] <br>  
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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:
  
2. Click on your county. Once on the page, investigate the website thoroughly to see if there are databases listed for Probate records including wills and administrations. Do not be surprised if none are found. <br>
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:*Name of child
 
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:*Birth date and place of child
3. If no databases are found, you are finished with this task for this county.&nbsp;:)
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:*Father’s name
 
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:*Mother’s name including maiden
4. If you locate is a database, examine each link to determine:<br>
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:*Birthplaces of parents
 
 
:a. If the link works. If it doesn't do not include.<br>
 
 
 
:b. Examine the information in the database to see if it is worth listing on the wiki. It will be your decision as to if it is worthwhile to list the database on the county page.<br>
 
 
 
5. If the database looks helpful, list the database in chronological and then alphabetical order (if there are other databases on the county page) in the following manner:<br>
 
 
 
::<nowiki>:*[http://www.pagenweb.org/~luzerne/wills/willindex.htm Luzerne County, Will Book 1], located on [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb] - also includes year will was probated and residence of deceased<br></nowiki><br>
 
 
 
6. If there is information about the database that you would like to add (i.e., index only, not complete, etc), add it to the end of entry. <br>
 
 
 
7. If there are dates listed in the title of the database, repeat the dates just after the bullet in bold. Make sure to use the N–dash between the dates and anytime it is used in wiki text. The N–dash is made by holding the alt key and typing 0150: <br>
 
 
 
::<nowiki>:*'''1878-1939''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palackaw/wills/index.html Will Index, Lackawanna County], located on [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb] -  includes deceased's death date</nowiki><br>
 
 
 
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== Example  ==
 
 
 
:*'''1878-1939''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palackaw/wills/index.html Will Index, Lackawanna County], located on [http://www.pagenweb.org/ PAGenWeb] - includes deceased's death date<br>
 
 
 
[[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