North Carolina, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  

Revision as of 19:26, 11 June 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection consists of an index to births from the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Ancestry.com. "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes." Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.com: 2012.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

The index includes the following information:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Parent’s names
  • Reference ID - Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to birth make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the child
  • The birth place
  • The birth date

Use the locator information found in the index (such as the certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct birth record. You may need to compare the information of more than one record to make this determination.

Related Websites

North Carolina Birth Records

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in this collection. 

“North Carolina Birth  Index 1800-2000,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 7 March 2012), Horace Woodrow Johnson, 27 September 1913 ; citing North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Birth index, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.