United States Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period  ==
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|title=United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931}} <br>  
This index covers events from 1867 through 1931.
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index ([[International Genealogical Index|IGI]]) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1931. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
*Family Records
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=== Coverage Table ===
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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A Coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article [[United States Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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=== Citation for this Collection  ===
  
*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
  
*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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[[United States Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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== Record Content and Use  ==
  
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births and christenings throughout the United States. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. This index is not complete for any particular place or region.<br>
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
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== Citation for this Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to 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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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. United States Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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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]].
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=== Record Content  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
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This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Locality'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births and Christenings, 1867-1931'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriages, 1770-1972'''
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1903-1961'''
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| Alabama
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| 0
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| 0
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| 12
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|-
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| Alaska
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| 85
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| 34
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| 0
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|-
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| Arizona
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| 0
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| 0
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| 9
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|-
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| Arkansas
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| 0
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| 0
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| 15
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|-
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| California
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| 0
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| 0
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| 70
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|-
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| Colorado
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| 4,760
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| 1,264
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| 6
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|-
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| Connecticut
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| 0
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| 0
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| 6
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|-
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| Delaware
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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|-
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| District of Columbia
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| 0
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| 1
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| 9
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|-
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| Florida
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| 0
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| 0
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| 15
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|-
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| Georgia
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1,336
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|-
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| Idaho
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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|-
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| Illinois
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| 0
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| 0
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| 67
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|-
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| Indiana
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| 0
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| 0
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| 26
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|-
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| Iowa
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| 0
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| 0
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| 21
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|-
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| Kansas
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| 0
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| 0
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| 16
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|-
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| Kentucky
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| 0
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| 0
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| 28
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|-
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| Louisiana
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| 0
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| 0
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| 118
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|-
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| Maine
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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|-
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| Maryland
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| 0
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| 0
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| 16
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|-
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| Massachusetts
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| 2
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| 4,234
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| 12
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| Michigan
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| 0
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| 0
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| 24
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|-
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| Minnesota
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| 0
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| 0
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| 21
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| Mississippi
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| 0
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| 0
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| 11
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| Missouri
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| 0
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| 0
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| 48
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| Montana
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| 1,084
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| 0
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| 3
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| Nebraska
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| 9,136
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| 0
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| 14
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| New Hampshire
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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| New Jersey
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| 0
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| 0
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| 25
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| New Mexico
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| 0
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| 0
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| 3
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|-
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| New York
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| 0
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| 0
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| 82
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| North Carolina
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| 0
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| 177
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| 13
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| North Dakota
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| 3,575
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| 457
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| 3
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| Ohio
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| 1
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| 0
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| 67
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|-
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| Oregon
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| 0
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| 0
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| 7
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| Pennsylvania
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| 0
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| 0
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| 93
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|-
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| Rhode Island
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| 0
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| 0
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| 3
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|-
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| South Carolina
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| 2
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| 0
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| 13
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|-
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| South Dakota
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| 378
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| 60
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| 2
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| Tennessee
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| 0
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| 0
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| 17
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|-
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| Texas
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| 1
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| 0
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| 31
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| United States
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| 243
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| 8
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| 98
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| Utah
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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| Vermont
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| 0
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| 0
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| 3
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| Virginia
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| 0
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| 0
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| 7
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| Washington
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| 0
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| 0
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| 18
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| West Virginia
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| 0
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| 0
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| 7
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| Wisconsin
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| 0
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| 0
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| 18
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| Wyoming
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| 594
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| 0
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| 1
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| Total
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| 19,861
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| 6,235
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| 2,419
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== How to Use the Collection  ==
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Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[[IGI]]  
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*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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=== Why&nbsp;the Record Was Created  ===
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were married or died in the United States.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[United States Vital Records]]
 
*[[United States Vital Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Citation Example for Records Found&nbsp;in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
  
"United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLLG-F2R&nbsp;: accessed 4 April 2012), Nellie Carolina Louise Anderson (1900). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City,
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
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"United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLLG-F2R&nbsp;: accessed 4 April 2012), Nellie Carolina Louise Anderson (1900). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City,
  
 
[[Category:United_States|Vital]]
 
[[Category:United_States|Vital]]

Revision as of 22:02, 10 July 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1931. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

A Coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article United States Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931" Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Related Websites

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

"United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLLG-F2R&nbsp;: accessed 4 April 2012), Nellie Carolina Louise Anderson (1900). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City,