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|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997 .
This Collection will include records from 1903 to 1997.
The collection consists of an index to births from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
The index includes the following information:
- Child’s name
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Parents' names
- Reference ID - Certificate Number
How to Use the Record
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of the child
- The birth place
- The birth date
Search the Collection
To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.
|FHL Place United States, Texas items or FHL Keyword Texas items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Texas Archives and Libraries.|
Known Issues with This Collection
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Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Texas Birth Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.
- This page was last modified on 6 August 2014, at 14:40.
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