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Statewide registration of births began in 1919 in Georgia with general compliance by 1928.

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Births before 1919

  • Georgia. Before 1919, no births were recorded by the state.
Nevertheless, try the following free FamilySearch index-only database:
Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960

Also, the following counties can provide some pre-1919 birth certificates:

If you cannot obtain a pre-1919 birth certificate, try searching substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Bible Records
Church Records
Census
Military Records
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Births after 1919

In 1919, Georgia began statewide registration of births. Currently, there is not a complete index online to Georgia birth certificates from 1919 to the present. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following database:

Includes Index Only
Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960 FamilySearch - Free; incomplete
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Obtain the Certificate

With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Georgia Department of Public Health or VitalChek.

Restrictions for ordering birth certificates:  To obtain a birth certificate copy, you must be:

  • the person named on the certificate
  • the parents shown on the birth record
  • an authorized legal guardian or agent
  • grandparents of the person named on the certificate
  • an adult child of the person named on the certificate
  • an adult sibling of the person named on the certificate
  • the spouse of the person named on the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above. A completed request form, certified check or money order, and photocopy of valid I.D. are also required.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

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