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In 18--, Ohio was created from the state of --------. Statewide registration of births began in 19-- in Ohio and was generally complied with by 19--. The counties have copies of these records.  
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In 18--, Michigan was created from the state of --------. Statewide registration of births began in 19-- in Michigan and was generally complied with by 19--. The counties have copies of these records.  
  
 
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== '''Next Step: When did the birth occur? '''  ==
 
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:<span style="font-size:120%">Choose a time period:</span>
 
:<span style="font-size:120%">Choose a time period:</span>
  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Births_before_1853|Before 1853]]'''</span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Births_before_1853|Before 1853]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Births_from_1853_thru_1912|1853 thru 1912]]''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Births_from_1853_thru_1912|1853 thru 1912]]''' </span>  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Births_from_1913_thru_1930|1913 thru 1930]]'''</span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Births_from_1913_thru_1930|1913 thru 1930]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Births_from_1931_thru_1969|1931 thru 1969]]'''</span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Births_from_1931_thru_1969|1931 thru 1969]]'''</span>  
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Births_after_1969|After 1969 to present]]''' </span>  
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:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Births_after_1969|After 1969 to present]]''' </span>  
 
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Estimate United States Birth Information|Birth year unknown]]'''</span>
 
:*<span style="font-size:120%">'''[[How to Estimate United States Birth Information|Birth year unknown]]'''</span>
  
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:[[Ohio Vital Records#State_Records_of_Births_and_Deaths|Death Records]]  
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:[[Ohio Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]  
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:[[Michigan Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]  
:[[Ohio Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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:[[Ohio Church Records|Church Records]]  
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:[[Ohio Census|Census]]  
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:[[Ohio Military Records|Military Records]]
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<center>[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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== '''Births from 18-- thru 19--'''  ==
 
== '''Births from 18-- thru 19--'''  ==
  
:*18-- - Ohio law required counties to record births  
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:*18-- - Michigan law required counties to record births  
:*Ohio was created from the state of ------ in ----  
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:*Michigan was created from the state of ------ in ----  
 
:*From 18-- - 18,  
 
:*From 18-- - 18,  
:*19-- - Ohio Statewide birth registration began
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:*19-- - Michigan Statewide birth registration began
  
 
<br> If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]].  
 
<br> If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]].  
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<center>[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
 
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
  
Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the Ohio Department of Health office.  
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Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the Michigan Department of Health office.  
  
 
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| ''Can't access Ancestry?''  
 
| ''Can't access Ancestry?''  
| Go to Step Two: Part B listed below. You may be able to order the birth record for your ancestor from the Ohio Department of Health State Office.
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| Go to Step Two: Part B listed below. You may be able to order the birth record for your ancestor from the Michigan Department of Health State Office.
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''  
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From County of Birth  
 
| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From County of Birth  
| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From OH Dept. of Health State office
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From MI Dept. of Health State office
 
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''  
 
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See [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
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See [[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]]. '''<br>''' <br>  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]]. '''<br>''' <br>  
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If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:<br> For a fee, the Ohio Department of Health office will do a 3 year search. <br>  
 
If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:<br> For a fee, the Ohio Department of Health office will do a 3 year search. <br>  
  
See [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
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See [[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].'''<br>''' <br>  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].'''<br>''' <br>  
<center>[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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== '''Births from 19-- thru 19--'''  ==
 
== '''Births from 19-- thru 19--'''  ==
  
Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Obtain_the_Certificate|Ohio Vital Registration office]].  
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Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the [[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Obtain_the_Certificate|Michigan Vital Registration office]].  
  
 
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
 
==== '''STEP ONE: Find Birth Information'''  ====
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| ''Can't access Ancestry?''  
 
| ''Can't access Ancestry?''  
| Go to Step Two: Part B listed below. You may be able to order the birth record for your ancestor from the Ohio Department of Health State Office.
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| Go to Step Two: Part B listed below. You may be able to order the birth record for your ancestor from the Michigan Department of Health State Office.
 
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| align="left" colspan="2" | '''Can't find your ancestor in the online index?'''  
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From County of Birth  
 
| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From County of Birth  
| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From OH Dept. of Health State office
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | From MI Dept. of Health State office
 
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''  
 
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See [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
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See [[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].  
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'''PART B: You don't know the exact date of birth'''  
 
'''PART B: You don't know the exact date of birth'''  
  
If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:<br> For a fee, the Ohio Department of Health office will do a 3 year search. <br>  
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If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:<br> For a fee, the Michigan Department of Health office will do a 3 year search. <br>  
  
See [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
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See [[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].'''<br>''' <br>  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].'''<br>''' <br>  
<center>[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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== '''Births after 19--&nbsp; to the Present'''  ==
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== '''Births after 19-- to the Present'''  ==
  
 
'''PART A: You know the exact date of birth'''  
 
'''PART A: You know the exact date of birth'''  
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| width="50%" align="center" colspan="2" | County From County of Birth  
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| width="25%" align="center" | '''Pros'''  
 
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| May be more expensive than ordering from the county
 
| May be more expensive than ordering from the county
 
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Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
See [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
 
  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]]. '''<br>''' <br>  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]]. '''<br>''' <br>  
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If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:<br> For a fee, the [Ohio Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
 
If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:<br> For a fee, the [Ohio Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search. <br>  
  
See [[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
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See [[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records  
  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].'''<br>''' <br>  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].'''<br>''' <br>  
<center>[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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== '''Restrictions for Obtaining Birth Records'''  ==
 
== '''Restrictions for Obtaining Birth Records'''  ==
  
'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born in Ohio the following restrictions may apply.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">State law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. A certified copy may be issued to:</span>  
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'''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born in Michigan the following restrictions may apply.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">State law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. A certified copy may be issued to:</span>  
  
 
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />The person named on the record  
 
:*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />The person named on the record  
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If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].  
 
If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records with birth information]].  
<center>[[How to Find Ohio Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
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<center>[[How to Find Michigan Birth Records#Next_Step:_When_did_the_birth_occur.3F|Return to top: Choose another birth year]]</center>  
 
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=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
 
=== Related Wiki Articles  ===
  
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio Ohio ]  
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Michigan  Michigan ]  
  
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Online_Genealogy_Records Ohio Online Genealogy Records]  
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Michigan_Online_Genealogy_Records Michigan Online Genealogy Records]  
  
[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ohio_Vital_Records Ohio Vital Records]  
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Michigan_Vital_Records Michigan Vital Records]  
  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Birth_Records|Learn more about U.S. birth records]]  
 
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records#Tips_about_Searching_United_States_Birth_Records|Learn more about U.S. birth records]]  
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:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
 
:*[[Locating United States Vital Records|Locating United States Vital Records]]  
 
:*[[United States Death Records|United States Death Records ]]  
 
:*[[United States Death Records|United States Death Records ]]  
:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
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:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]] [[Category:How_to_arti
  
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How to Find United States Births Gotoarrow.png Michigan Births


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In 18--, Michigan was created from the state of --------. Statewide registration of births began in 19-- in Michigan and was generally complied with by 19--. The counties have copies of these records.

Next Step: When did the birth occur?

Birth Records
Choose a time period:

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Births before 18--

Ohio did not exist at this time and was known as the state of ------. Before 18--, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Church Records
Census
Military Records
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 18-- thru 19--

  • 18-- - Michigan law required counties to record births
  • Michigan was created from the state of ------ in ----
  • From 18-- - 18,
  • 19-- - Michigan Statewide birth registration began


If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following databases.

Michigan Births Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
Michigan Division of--------- Free;
Try 2nd:
18-- - 19-- - At FamilySearch.org Free;
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information
Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 19-- thru 19--

STEP ONE: Find Birth Information

Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the Michigan Department of Health office.

Michigan Births Databases - Includes Index and Digital Images
Try 1st:
Free;
Try 2nd:
1-- 3-19-- - At FamilySearch.org Free; not all counties are complete to 1930:
Next try:
Ancestry database: Includes Index Only

Choose one of the following:

18-- -19-- - use Ancestry Institution at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries; Find your local FamilySearch Center

18-- -19--  - use your own Ancestry subscription $, To obtain a subscription to Ancestry; Ancestry is often available for free through your local public library
Can't access Ancestry? Go to Step Two: Part B listed below. You may be able to order the birth record for your ancestor from the Michigan Department of Health State Office.
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information

STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate

PART A: You know the exact date of birth

With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Birth Certificates
From County of Birth From MI Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

See list of restrictions for ordering birth records

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

PART B: You don't know the exact date of birth

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the Ohio Department of Health office will do a 3 year search.

See list of restrictions for ordering birth records

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births from 19-- thru 19--

Limited births maybe found in the following databases. Try each link. If you do not find your ancestor's birth or if you want order a copy of the certificate, then contact the Michigan Vital Registration office.

STEP ONE: Find Birth Information

Ancestry Database: Includes Index Only

Choose one of the following:

18-- -19-- - use Ancestry Institution at FamilySearch Centers/Libraries Free at FamilySearch Centers and Libraries; Find your local FamilySearch Center

18-- -19-- - use your Ancestry subscription $, To obtain a subscription to Ancestry; Ancestry is often available for free through your local public library
Can't access Ancestry? Go to Step Two: Part B listed below. You may be able to order the birth record for your ancestor from the Michigan Department of Health State Office.
Can't find your ancestor in the online index? Tips for searching online indexes
No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information


STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate

PART A: You know the exact date of birth

With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Birth Certificates
From County of Birth From MI Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

See list of restrictions for ordering birth records

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

PART B: You don't know the exact date of birth

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the Michigan Department of Health office will do a 3 year search.

See list of restrictions for ordering birth records

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Births after 19-- to the Present

PART A: You know the exact date of birth

With an exact date (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from the following locations:

To Order Birth Certificates
County From County of Birth From MI Dept. of Health State office
Pros Cons Pros Cons
May be less expensive and faster than ordering from the state County websites can be more difficult to use Offers a search of the state index for an additional fee May be more expensive than ordering from the county

Michigan Birth Records#Restrictions_for_Obtaining_Birth_Records|list of restrictions]] for ordering birth records

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

PART B: You don't know the exact date of birth

If you do not know the exact date or place of birth:
For a fee, the [Ohio Department of Health office] will do a 3 year search.

See list of restrictions for ordering birth records

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


Restrictions for Obtaining Birth Records

Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born in Michigan the following restrictions may apply. State law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. A certified copy may be issued to:

  • The person named on the record
  • The current spouse of the person named on the record
  • The current domestic partner of the person named on the record
  • A parent of the person named on the record
  • A sibling of the person named on the record
  • A child of the person named on the record
  • A grandparent of the person named on the record
  • A person authorized in writing by one of the above. The written authorization must accompany the request and the relationship of the authorizing party to the subject of the record must be clearly explained.
  • A person who can demonstrate that the record is required to protect a personal or property right.
  • If you do not meet one of the above criteria, you cannot receive a certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • An uncertified copy of a birth certificate is available to anyone who applies. An uncertified copy will contain the same information as a certified copy but will not be acceptable for legal purposes, such as obtaining identification.

If you do not want to order the birth record, you can search other records with birth information.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


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