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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 - Naturalization FHLC<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 ($$)
  
List naturalization records from the FHLC onto 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. To locate naturalization records in the FHLC, do a [http://familysearch.org/#form=catalog=catalog place name search] in the FHLC by typing in your county. If you need more instructions on how to search the FHLC, go to [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search]]. <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. Once you have the correct county, look under the topic of Naturalization Records. Review the entries for any original probate records. Do not put in book indexes or abstracts. We will link to these in another task. If there are no original naturalization records in the FHLC, you have completed the task.
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:*Name of child
 
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:*Birth date and place of child
3. After "Online Naturalization Indexes and Records", add the following:  
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:*Father’s name
 
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:*Mother’s name including maiden
<nowiki>'''Original Naturalization Records on Microfilm'''<br></nowiki><br>
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:*Birthplaces of parents
 
 
4. From the FHLC, add each original naturalization record under the new heading you created in #3. Please remember the following as you create the entry:<br>
 
 
 
:i. Bullet each entry you make.<br>
 
:ii. Put the dates the records cover at the beginning of the entry after the bullet. Then list the title of the collection.
 
:iii. The date should be bolded. 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>
 
:iv. You can put the index at the end of the entry (see example).
 
:v. Put the sources in chronological order. <br>
 
:vi. Use the FHLC template to list the film number. <br>
 
 
 
<br> Example: <br>
 
 
 
:<nowiki>:*'''1798–1915''' Naturalization Papers {{FHL|242982|item|disp=FHL film 1403247 (first of 15 films)}} - Index included: 1798-1915<br></nowiki><br>
 
 
 
 
 
== Example  ==
 
 
 
:*'''1798–1915''' Naturalization Papers {{FHL|242982|item|disp=FHL film 1403247 (first of 15 films)}} - Index included: 1798-1915<br>
 
 
 
== Example of Complete Naturalization Section ==
 
[[Category:WikiProject_Pennsylvania|Tasks]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Pennsylvania|WikiProject Pennsylvania]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[WikiProject Pennsylvania Progress Chart|Progress Chart]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Pennsylvania Wiki Project Task - Naturalization Online
 
 
 
== Task  ==
 
 
 
Wiki Project Pennsylvania Tasks - Naturalization Online<br>
 
 
 
== Description  ==
 
 
 
List naturalization indexes and records found online.<br>
 
 
 
== Instructions  ==
 
 
 
1. Go to Online Searchable
 

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