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Finding United States Birth Records  
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=== FAQs about United States Birth Records ===
  
Learn more/FAQ<br>
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[[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 4|Finding United States Birth Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] FAQs about U.S. Birth Records
  
'''How to find your ancestor’s birth record:''' <br> Process for finding birth records:
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'''How do I find my ancestor’s birth record?''' <br>  
  
 
:#Check online indexes and digital images  
 
:#Check online indexes and digital images  
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'''What information does a birth record include?'''<br>  
 
'''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:
  
 
:*Name of child  
 
:*Name of child  
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:*Mother’s name including maiden  
 
:*Mother’s name including maiden  
 
:*Birthplaces of parents
 
:*Birthplaces of parents
 
'''What you need to know about birth records in the U.S.:'''<br>
 
 
:*Each state has a different year when births began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.
 
:*Information gathered by state and county officials differs from each state.
 
:*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.
 

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