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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>
 
 
 
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== 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  ==
 
 
 
[[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  ==
 
=== Part A ===
 
1. Go to [http://www.germanroots.com/pennsylvania.html Online Searchable Pennsylvania Naturalization Records &amp; Indexes]
 
 
 
2. Add the following: <nowiki>'''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records'''<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
3. For '''ALL COUNTIES''' - Add the following:
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1740-1773 – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4259&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Pennsylvania Naturalizations, 1740-1773] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), incomplete for all counties<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
=== Part B ===
 
 
 
1. District Court Records - locate your county either in the Eastern, Middle, or Western District Court.  Your county will only be in one.
 
 
 
For '''Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery Northampton''' - add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order: <br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1789-1880 – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=117&title=naturalizations_pa_eastern%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1522, incomplete for all counties<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''Adams, Bradford, Cameron, Carbon, centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lebanon,Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York''' - add in wikitext the following to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order: <br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1901-1930 – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=118&title=naturalizations_pa_middle%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930; and 1901-1906] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1622, Middle District court was created in 1901, for earlier dates try the Eastern and Western District court records<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
For counties '''Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland''' - add in wikitext the following to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order: <br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1820-1930 – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=119&title=naturalizations_pa_western%2F&xid=319  Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1537, incomplete for all counties<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
=== Part C ===
 
1. Miscellaneous Counties: review to see if your county is listed.  Copy and paste in wikitext the applicable database.
 
 
 
For '''Cambria County''' - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order: <br> <nowiki>:*'''1835-1991 – [http://www.pennhighlands.edu/library/Gensoc/Immigration.html  Cambria County Naturalization Records Index 1835-1991] on [http://www.pennhighlands.edu/library/Gensoc/genealogy.html Johnstown Area Genealogical and Historical Society] - free, orignals at the [http://genpa.org/sites/default/files/CambriaCoRepositoryGuide-May2012.pdf Cambria County Public Records Center]<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''Centre County''' - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order: <br> <nowiki>:*'''1802-1929 – [http://www.co.centre.pa.us/hrip/natrecs/default.asp  Centre County Naturalization Records 1802-1929] on [http://www.co.centre.pa.us/default.asp Centre County Government website] - free, includes digitized images of originals</nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''Chester County''' - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:<br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1802-1929 – [http://dsf.chesco.org/archives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=610144 Chester County Naturalization Records Index 1798-1935] on [http://dsf.chesco.org/chesco/site/default.asp Offical Website of Chester County, Pennsylvania] - free</nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''Delaware County''' - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:<br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1795-1990 – [http://w01.co.delaware.pa.us/archives/naturarchives.asp Delaware County: Naturalization Records Index 1795-1990] on [http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/ Delaware County, Pennsylvania website] - free</nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''Philadelphia County''' - add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:<br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1789-1880 – [http://www.fold3.com/titleinfo.php?id=117&title=naturalizations_pa_eastern%2F&xid=319 Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930] on [http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] - ($), National Archives publication M1522, incomplete for all counties<br></nowiki> <nowiki>:*'''1795-1930 – [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7487&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Philadelphia Naturalization Records 1789-1880] on [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), incomplete for all counties<br></nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''Tioga County''' - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:<br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1795-1990 – [http://www.joycetice.com/migrate/aliens.htm Tioga County: Abstracts of Naturalization Records] on [http://www.joycetice.com/jmtindex.htm Tri-Counties genealogy & History website] - free, index and abstracts</nowiki>
 
 
 
For '''York County''' - also add the following in wikitext to the list of databases in chronological and alphabetical order:<br>
 
 
 
<nowiki>:*'''1795-1990 – [http://www.yorkcountyarchives.org/records.asp#recN York County Naturalization Records Index c.1799 to c.1990] on [http://www.yorkcountyarchives.org/index.asp York County website] - free, index only, request copies of the documents on this website</nowiki>
 
 
 
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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