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== Record Description ==
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|title=Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906
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This Collection will include records from 1860 to 1906.
 
  
This collection is a name index and images of birth registers from the Board of Health in the city of Philadelphia. It includes birth returns filed by physicians, midwives and area hospitals or other facilities.  
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection is an index and images of birth registers from the Board of Health in the city of Philadelphia. It includes birth returns filed by physicians, midwives and area hospitals or other facilities. The collection includes records from 1860 to 1906.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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==Image Visibility==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Some of the images in this collection are only available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a free FamilySearch account [https://familysearch.org/register/1 here].
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births,1860-1906." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Board of Health. Department of Records.}}
 
  
[[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births (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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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The records usually contain the following:  
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births collection may contain the following information:
 
 
 
[[Image:Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births DGS 4261688 79.jpg|thumb|right|Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births DGS 4261688 79.jpg]]
 
  
 
*Date of Registration in City of Philadelphia  
 
*Date of Registration in City of Philadelphia  
Line 31: Line 56:
 
*Name of physician and their residence
 
*Name of physician and their residence
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*The name of your ancestor
 
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*At least one other piece of information
*Name
 
*Date of birth
 
*Place of birth
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. Compare the information about the ancestors 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.
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1951739 Collection Page].  
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1951739/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Digital Folder Number'''
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy 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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
The following examples show ways you can use the information:
 
  
*Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*Use the names, date, and residence or place to locate the individual or family in the census.
 
*Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1951739 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*If the record is a birth record look for records of the parents.
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
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*Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
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*Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Pennsylvania Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
*Search the records of neighboring counties.  
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries]].  
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=188272&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Pennsylvania%2C%20Philadelphia%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Abirths FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org.] Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-City-Births-1860-1906-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
[http://www.phila.gov/phils/docs/inventor/genealgy.htm City of Philadelphia Department of Records]&nbsp;
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Pennsylvania Vital Records|Pennsylvania Vital Records]]
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-City-Births-1860-1906-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
*[[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]]<br>
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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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.  
  
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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births,1860-1906." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Board of Health. Department of Records.}}<br><br>
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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[[Pennsylvania,_Philadelphia_City_Births_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]
  
*"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906," index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 16 Nov 2012), entry for James McCracken, born 18 Oct 1880; citing book 1880, pg 78, FHL&nbsp;microfilm number 1289320; Board of Health, City of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births. Board of Health, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Pennsylvania|Vital Records]]
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{{Contributor_invite}}

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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What is in the Collection?

This collection is an index and images of birth registers from the Board of Health in the city of Philadelphia. It includes birth returns filed by physicians, midwives and area hospitals or other facilities. The collection includes records from 1860 to 1906.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Some of the images in this collection are only available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a free FamilySearch account here.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.


What Can these Records Tell Me?

The records usually contain the following:

  • Date of Registration in City of Philadelphia
  • Date of birth
  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Place of birth (ward number and street address)
  • Names of parents
  • Occupation of father
  • Name of physician and their residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • At least one other piece of information

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Digital Folder Number

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Pennsylvania, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


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:

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births,1860-1906." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Board of Health. Department of Records.

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 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.