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Access the records: North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000 .
This Collection will include records from 1800 to 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 refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- "North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. From "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000." Index. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh
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
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. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
- 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.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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