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Access the records: North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000 .
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.
- "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.
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.
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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.