Summary of Births in the United States by State

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Revision as of 23:32, 13 May 2009

Contents

Places to look for Birth Records

  • State Archives
  • City and County civil registrations
  • Chruch records of births and christenings
  • Online records sites like Ancestry, Footnote, World Vital Records, Heritage Quest...
  • FamilySearch in the Advanced Search, Records Search, and Historic Books
  • Newspapers often listed new births
  • Family Bibles and personal histories
  • Obituraries often give birth information
  • Census records sometimes give ages and in some records tell the month and year of birth
  • Death records often contain birth information
  • Tombstones usually give birth and death dates
  • Submitted genealogies posted by others
  • Google and other web site search sites, and don't forget to search Google Books

Look for more detailed information in the Wiki under each State by clicking on the link for Vital Records.

Summary of Online Birth Records by State 

Alabama

 

Alaska

 

Arizona

Arizona Births through 1932 searchable online at the Arizona Department of Health Services web site.

Arkansas

 

California

  California Births 1905-1995 searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.

Colorado

  

Connecticut

 

Delaware

 

Florida

 

Georgia

 

Hawaii

 

Idaho

 

Illinois

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922 is free at FamilySearch Record Search.  It is not yet complete.

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 75 years or older is at Genealogy Online, Historical Cook County Illinois Vital Records, Cook County Clerk.  Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.

Indiana

Indiana Births, 1880-1920 searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee. 

Iowa

 

Kansas

 
Kentucky

  Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999 searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.

Louisiana

Maine

 

Maryland

Massachusetts

Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Google Books many these books are searchable free online at Google Books.

Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Ancestry.com many of these books are searchable at Ancestry.com

Michigan

Michigan Birth Records 1867-1902 available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.

Minnesota

Minnesota Birth Certificates, 1900-1934, searchable online at the Minnesota Historical Society.   Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.

Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002, searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.


Mississippi

 


Missouri

  Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910, searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.


Montana

 


Nebraska

 


Nevada

 


New Hampshire

 


New Jersey

 


New Mexico 

 


New York

 


North Carolina

 


North Dakota

 


Ohio

 


Oklahoma

 


Oregon

 


Pennsylvania

 


Rhode Island

 


South Carolina

 


South Dakota

 


Tennessee

 


Texas

 


Utah

Utah State Archives has some indexes available to search online for some counties.

Utah Births, 1895-1905 available to search online at Ancestry.com. This database is comprised of Utah birth registers from Beaver, Carbon, Davis, Emery, Grand, Iron, Kane, Piute, Rich, Uintah, and Weber (excluding the city of Ogden) Counties from the years 1898-1905.


Vermont

   

Virginia

  


Washington

  

West Virginia

West Virginia Births 1853-1930 available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Birth Records, 1853-75 available to search online at Ancestry.com

Wisconsin

 

Wyoming