United States Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This index covers events from 1867 through 1931.  
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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.  
  
== Collection Description ==
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=== Coverage Table ===
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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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)]]
  
*Family Records
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== Record Content and Use  ==
*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
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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)]].  
  
=== Record Content ===
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== Related Websites ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:'''
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*[http://www.vitalchek.com/ VitalChek Express] - $
 
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*[http://www.Archives.com Archives.com]&nbsp;- $
*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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{| border="3"
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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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|-
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| Alabama
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| 0
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| 0
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| 12
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| Alaska
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| 85
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| 34
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| 0
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| Arizona
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| 0
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| 0
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| 9
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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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| Colorado
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| 4,760
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| 1,264
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| 6
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| Connecticut
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| 0
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| 0
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| 6
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| Delaware
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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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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| Florida
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| 0
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| 0
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| 15
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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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| 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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| Indiana
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| 0
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| 0
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| 26
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| Iowa
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| 0
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| 0
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| 21
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| Kansas
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| 0
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| 0
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| 16
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| Kentucky
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| 0
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| 0
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| 28
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| Louisiana
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| 0
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| 0
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| 118
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| Maine
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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| Maryland
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| 0
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| 0
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| 16
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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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|-
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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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|-
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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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|-
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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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|-
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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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| 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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| Rhode Island
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| 0
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| 0
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| 3
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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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|-
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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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|-
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| Utah
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| 0
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| 0
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| 1
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|-
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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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== Collection History  ==
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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 the births and christenings throughout the United States. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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=== Why This Collection 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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=== Collection 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 Web Sites  ==
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This section of thearticle is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Vital_Records United States Vital Records]  
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*[[United States Birth Records|United States&nbsp;Birth Records]]
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*[[United States, How to Use Birth Records|United States How to Use Birth Records]]
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*[[United States Vital Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Sources of Information for this Collection ==
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== 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.  
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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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;
  
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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=== Citation for this Collection  ===
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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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.
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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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.}}
  
*"United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931." Database index and images, ''FamilySearch:'' (http//www.familysearch,org: accessed April 8, 2011). Entry for Nellie Carolina Louise Anderson, baptized 12 April 1900; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 543546; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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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.]]
  
 
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Revision as of 22:26, 12 November 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)

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 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.