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For most of the United States, births were not recorded until the 20th century on a state level. &nbsp;Because so few birth records exist, other records are used to locate birth information. &nbsp;Below is a list of records that may give the birth date and place of your ancestor:
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For most of the United States, births were not recorded until the 20th century on a state level.  Because so few birth records exist, other records are used to locate birth information.  Below is a list of records that may give the birth date and place of your ancestor:

Death Records
  • County death records often include the age of the deceased
  • State death records ask for the birth date and place of the deceased
Social Security
Census Records
Cemetery Records
Church Records
Military Records
Bible Records