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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1949336 |title=North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000|location=United States|}}<br>
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|title=North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000
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| record_type =Birth Index
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| start_year = 1800
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| end_year = 2000
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| FS_URL_01 =[[North Carolina Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[North Carolina History]] 
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| FS_URL_03 =[[North Carolina Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 =[[North Carolina Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/ North Carolina Birth Records] - to purchase certified birth certificates from 1913 to present. 
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1800 to 2000.
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This collection includes a birth index from the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh for the years 1800 to 2000, primarily from the 1900s when this information began to be collected. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. From "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000." Index. <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
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== Collection Content  ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The index includes the following information:  
 
The index includes the following information:  
  
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*Reference ID - Certificate Number
 
*Reference ID - Certificate Number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*The name of the child  
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When searching the index it is helpful to know:
*The birth place  
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*The name of the child.
*The birth date
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*The birth place.
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*The birth date.
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949336?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:''''<br>Fill in the requested information 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:
  
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.
 
*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.
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*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.
 
*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
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
[http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/ North Carolina Birth Records]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor in the birth index, 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.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
*[[North Carolina|North Carolina]]
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==Citing This Collection==
*[[North Carolina History|North Carolina History]]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
*[[North Carolina Vital Records|North Carolina Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Index courtesy of <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com.}} <br><br>
  
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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{{Record Citation Link
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== 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.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?  ==
  
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]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
North Carolina, United States
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Location of North Carolina
Record Description
Record Type Birth Index
Collection years 1800-2000
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes a birth index from the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh for the years 1800 to 2000, primarily from the 1900s when this information began to be collected. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The index includes the following information:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Parent’s names
  • Reference ID - Certificate Number

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching the index it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the child.
  • The birth place.
  • The birth date.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:'
Fill in the requested information 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. 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 article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the birth index, 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Index courtesy of Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000.


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