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This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find birth information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the birth section of the  [[User:Williamsda/Sandbox15#Search a birth index|Ohio Guided Research]] page.
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Mandatory birth registration started in 1908.  Some counties began recording births in 1867, although registration was often incomplete. Births before 1867 in this index are from delayed births filed with the county and are only available for a few counties.
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=== Additional Databases and Online Resources ===
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*1821-1962: {{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} - Index only
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*1774-1973: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2541 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only
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*1908-1964: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3146 Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only
  
=== How do I learn more about my ancestor? ===
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=== Additional Records with Birth Information ===
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| width="25%" | [[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 35#Death and Burial|Death Records]]  
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| width="75%" | May include the deceased individual's birthday or age at death is given, suggesting an approximate birthdate by subtracting the age from the death date.
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| width="25%" | [[Ohio Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]
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| width="75%" | Tombstone inscriptions and records created when a deceased individual was interred in a cemetery.
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| width="25%" | [[Ohio Census|Census Records]]
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| width="75%" | Census records from 1830 onward give ages of the recorded individuals, allowing researchers to calculate birth years. 
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| width="25%" | [[Ohio Church Records|Church Records]]
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| width="75%" | Include baptism records, which occasionally give the individual's birthday. Also includes death and burial records, sometimes giving individual's age at death, allowing researchers to calculate approximate birth years. In order to access these records, researchers need to know the church their ancestor attended.
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| width="25%" | [[Ohio Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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| width="75%" | Contain obituaries. Before the 21st century, obituaries were mostly restricted to leading members of a community or for those who died in an unusual manner. While the majority of the population did not have their own obituaries, such records often give the individual's age at death, and sometimes include birth information.
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| width="25%" | [[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]
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| width="75%" | May provide the age and/or birth date of the individuals who served in military positions.
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| [[United States Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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| May include dates of birth for family members
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*[[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 9#1._Find_a_record_option|Find a record]]
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*[[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 9#2._Location_research_option|Research by place]]
 
*[[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 9#3._Next_steps_.28methodology.29_option|Next steps (methodology)]]
 
  
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=== Tips for finding births ===
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Success with marriage records depends on a few key points.
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*Your ancestor's name may misspelled. Try the following search tactics:
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:*Try searching for the parents if known.  Sometimes a child's first name is not on the birth record.
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*Expand the date range of the search.
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*If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.
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=== Known Record Gaps ===
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Mandatory birth registration started in 1908.  Some counties began recording births in 1867, although registration was often incomplete. Births before 1867 in this index are from delayed births filed with the county and are only available for a few counties.
  
==== 1. Find a record option  ====
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The fastest way to find your ancestor in a genalogy record is to use the following websites. When you inport or type in your ancestors into their tree, the websites automatically access all of their databases and bring back "hints" that you can review to see if it is your ancestor. You can also attach the record you find to your website tree.
 
  
*Websites with the "hints" feature
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**[[User:Batsondl/Sandbox 9#MyHeritage|MyHeritage]](Covers European countries)
 
**[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch] (Covers countries World-wide)
 
**[http://FindMyPast.com FindMyPast] (Covers United Kingdom and Ireland)
 
**[http://ancestry.com Ancestry] (Covers U.S., United Kingdom and Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Europe)
 
**[https://www.findarecord.com/ Find a record plugin] This free extension you download to your Chrome browser or Fire Fox browser analyzes your Family Tree data located on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]. It searches free databases for your family members located on the tree and brings back possible matches for your ancestors. You must review each match to see if it is your ancestor.
 
  
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[[Category:Ohio Vital Records]][[Category:Guided Research]]
 
 
===== MyHeritage  =====
 
 
 
*[http://www.myheritage.com/ MyHeritage]
 
*This website has databases and records from European countries.
 
*Upload your family tree and the website will suggest records that your ancestors may be located in.
 
*You must review each match to see if it is your ancestor.
 
*Hints are found on the tree.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
===== FamilySearch  =====
 
 
 
*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch]
 
*This website has databases and records from countries World-wide.
 
*Upload your family tree and the website will suggest records that your ancestors may be located in.
 
*You must review each match to see if it is your ancestor.
 
*Hints are found on the Person page on Family Tree
 
 
 
[[Image:Familytreehints.jpg|500px|Familytreehints.jpg]]  
 
 
 
===== FindMyPast  =====
 
 
 
*[http://FindMyPast.com FindMyPast]  
 
*This website has databases and records from United Kingdom and Ireland.
 
*Upload your family tree and the website will suggest records that your ancestors may be located in.
 
*You must review each match to see if it is your ancestor.
 
 
 
===== Ancestry  =====
 
 
 
*[http://ancestry.com Ancestry]
 
*This website has databases and records from the U.S., United Kingdom and Ireland, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
 
*Upload your family tree and the website will suggest records that your ancestors may be located in.
 
*You must review each match to see if it is your ancestor.
 
*[http://help.ancestry.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4995/kw/using%20hints Instructions on how to use Hints on Ancestry]
 
 
 
[[Image:Ancestryhint.jpg|500px|Ancestryhint.jpg]]
 
 
 
===== Find-A-Record  =====
 
 
 
*[https://www.findarecord.com/ Find-A-Record plugin that can be used in conjunction with Family Tree on [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch].
 
*This free extension you download to your Chrome browser or Fire Fox browser analyzes your Family Tree data located on [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].
 
*It searches free databases for your family members located on the tree and brings back possible matches for your ancestors.
 
*You must review each match to see if it is your ancestor.
 
*[https://www.findarecord.com/help/research-assistant Instructions on how to search for hints on Find-A-Record]
 
[[Image:Findarecordhint.jpg|500px|Findarecordhint.jpg]]
 
 
 
==== 2. Location research option  ====
 
 
 
*Ancestor Detective - Wiki (new page) (how do you like to learn)
 
**Research goal?
 
***Locality?
 
**Topic?
 
***How tos
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Online Classes]
 
*[http://www.geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ Genealogy blogs]
 
*[http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html Webinars]
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/cstm_memberLocList.php Genealogical societies]
 
*[http://calendar.eogn.com/ Genealogical conferences]
 
 
 
==== 3. Next steps (methodology) option  ====
 
 
 
Next page lists:
 
 
 
*Understanding genealogy process (genealogical principles) Professional genealogist?
 
*[[Research Process|Research Process]]
 

Latest revision as of 21:34, 26 October 2017

Ohio Births - Why can't I find the record?

This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find birth information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the birth section of the Ohio Guided Research page.


Other records to search




Improve searching

[hide]


Tips for finding births

Success with marriage records depends on a few key points.

  • Your ancestor's name may misspelled. Try the following search tactics:
  • Try searching spelling variations for your ancestor.
  • Try searching for the parents if known. Sometimes a child's first name is not on the birth record.
  • Try different spelling variations of the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Try a given name search (leave out the last names)
  • Expand the date range of the search.
  • Try searching with the state name only instead of by county.
  • If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.





Why the record may not exist

[hide]


Known Record Gaps

Mandatory birth registration started in 1908. Some counties began recording births in 1867, although registration was often incomplete. Births before 1867 in this index are from delayed births filed with the county and are only available for a few counties.