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''[[United States|United States ]] >   [[United States Vital Records|U.S. Vital Records]] >  '''Summary of Births in the United States by State'''''
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''[[United States|United States ]] >   [[United States Vital Records|U.S. Vital Records]] >  '''Summary of Births in the United States by State'''''  
==Birth Records by State==
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The local health departments of a few large cities began recording births the mid-1800s. Early records are usually incomplete. Many counties in the East and Midwest were recording births by the late 1800's. Each state eventually developed its own laws and created a statewide registration system. Unfortunately, these records do not exist until the early 1900's in most states. Local offices did not always comply immediately with the registration laws. Within 20 years after registration laws were enacted, most states were recording at least 90 percent of the births and deaths. To learn more about the creation of civil records and the regional differences go to the [[United States Civil Records|United States Civil Records]] page. For more information about birth records in the United States go to the [[United States Birth Records|United States Birth Records]] page.
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== Birth Records by State ==
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The local health departments of a few large cities began recording births the mid-1800s. Early records are usually incomplete. Many counties in the East and Midwest were recording births by the late 1800's. Each state eventually developed its own laws and created a statewide registration system. Unfortunately, these records do not exist until the early 1900's in most states. Local offices did not always comply immediately with the registration laws. Within 20 years after registration laws were enacted, most states were recording at least 90 percent of the births and deaths. To learn more about the creation of civil records and the regional differences go to the [[United States Civil Records|United States Civil Records]] page. For more information about birth records in the United States go to the [[United States Birth Records|United States Birth Records]] page.  
  
 
Look for more detailed information in the Wiki under each State by clicking on the link for Vital Records.  
 
Look for more detailed information in the Wiki under each State by clicking on the link for Vital Records.  
  
== Summary of Online Birth Records by State==
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== Summary of Online Birth Records by State ==
  
== [[Alabama Vital Records- Civil Registration|Alabama]]  ==
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== [[Alabama Birth, Marriage, and Death Records|Alabama]]  ==
  
== [[Alaska Vital Records|Alaska]] ==
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== [[Alaska Vital Records|Alaska]] ==
  
 
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== [[Arizona Vital Records|Arizona]]  ==
 
== [[Arizona Vital Records|Arizona]]  ==
  
[http://genealogy.az.gov/ Arizona Births through 1932] searchable online at the Arizona Department of Health Services web site.
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[http://genealogy.az.gov/ Arizona Births through 1932] searchable online at the Arizona Department of Health Services web site.  
  
== [[Arkansas Vital Records|Arkansas]] ==
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== [[Arkansas Vital Records|Arkansas]] ==
  
 
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== [[California Vital Records|California]]  ==
 
== [[California Vital Records|California]]  ==
  
  [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 California Births 1905-1995] searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.
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  [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 California Births 1905-1995] searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
  
== [[Colorado Vital Records|Colorado]] ==
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== [[Colorado Vital Records|Colorado]] ==
  
 
    
 
    
  
== [[Connecticut Vital Records|Connecticut]] ==
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== [[Connecticut Vital Records|Connecticut]] ==
  
 
   
 
   
  
== [[Delaware Vital Records|Delaware]] ==
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== [[Delaware Vital Records|Delaware]] ==
  
 
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== [[Florida Vital Records|Florida]]  ==
 
== [[Florida Vital Records|Florida]]  ==
  
== [[Georgia Voting Registers|Georgia]] ==
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== [[Georgia Voting Registers|Georgia]] ==
  
 
   
 
   
  
== [[Hawaii Vital Records|Hawaii]] ==
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== [[Hawaii Vital Records|Hawaii]] ==
  
 
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== [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho]] ==
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== [[Idaho Vital Records|Idaho]] ==
  
 
   
 
   
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== [[Illinois Vital Records|Illinois]]  ==
 
== [[Illinois Vital Records|Illinois]]  ==
  
[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1462519 Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922] is free at FamilySearch Record Search.  It is not yet complete.
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[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1462519 Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922] is free at FamilySearch Record Search.  It is not yet complete.  
  
[http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 75 years or older] is at Genealogy Online, Historical Cook County Illinois Vital Records, Cook County Clerk.  Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.
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[http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 75 years or older] is at Genealogy Online, Historical Cook County Illinois Vital Records, Cook County Clerk.  Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.  
  
 
== [[Indiana Vital Records|Indiana]]  ==
 
== [[Indiana Vital Records|Indiana]]  ==
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4745&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Indiana Births, 1880-1920] searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee. 
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4745&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Indiana Births, 1880-1920] searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.   
  
 
== [[Iowa Vital Records|Iowa]]  ==
 
== [[Iowa Vital Records|Iowa]]  ==
  
 
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== [[Kansas Vital Records|Kansas]] ==
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== [[Kansas Vital Records|Kansas]] ==
  
 
== [[Kentucky Vital Records|Kentucky]]  ==
 
== [[Kentucky Vital Records|Kentucky]]  ==
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999] searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8788&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999] searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
  
== [[Louisiana Vital Records|Louisiana]] ==
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== [[Louisiana Vital Records|Louisiana]] ==
  
== [[Maine Vital Records|Maine]] ==
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== [[Maine Vital Records|Maine]] ==
  
== [[Maryland Vital Records|Maryland]] ==
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== [[Maryland Vital Records|Maryland]] ==
  
== [[Massachusetts Vital Records|Massachusetts]] ==
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== [[Massachusetts Vital Records|Massachusetts]] ==
  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?q=Vital+Records+of+Massachusetts Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Google Books] many these books are searchable free online at Google Books.  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?q=Vital+Records+of+Massachusetts Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Google Books] many these books are searchable free online at Google Books.  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DVital%20Records%20of%20Massachusetts%26keyword%3D%26 Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Ancestry.com] many of these books are searchable at Ancestry.com  
 
[http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3DVital%20Records%20of%20Massachusetts%26keyword%3D%26 Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Ancestry.com] many of these books are searchable at Ancestry.com  
  
== [[Michigan Vital Records|Michigan]] ==
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== [[Michigan Vital Records|Michigan]] ==
  
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1459684;p=2;t=searchable Michigan Birth Records 1867-1902] available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.  
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1459684;p=2;t=searchable Michigan Birth Records 1867-1902] available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.  
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[http://people.mnhs.org/bci/ Minnesota Birth Certificates, 1900-1934], searchable online at the Minnesota Historical Society.   Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.  
 
[http://people.mnhs.org/bci/ Minnesota Birth Certificates, 1900-1934], searchable online at the Minnesota Historical Society.   Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8742&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002], searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8742&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002], searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
  
== <br>[[Mississippi Vital Records|Mississippi]] ==
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== <br>[[Missouri Vital Records|Missouri]]  ==
 
== <br>[[Missouri Vital Records|Missouri]]  ==
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&nbsp; [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1170&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910],&nbsp;searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
 
&nbsp; [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1170&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910],&nbsp;searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
  
&nbsp; [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/#listing Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910], searchable free online at the Missouri State Archives web site.
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&nbsp; [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/#listing Missouri Birth &amp; Death Records Database, Pre-1910], searchable free online at the Missouri State Archives web site.  
  
== [[Montana Vital Records|Montana]] ==
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== [[Montana Vital Records|Montana]] ==
  
== [[Nebraska Vital Records|Nebraska]] ==
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== [[Nebraska Vital Records|Nebraska]] ==
  
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== <br>[[Nevada Vital Records|Nevada]]  ==
  
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== <br>[[New Hampshire Vital Records|New Hampshire]]  ==
 
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== <br>[[New York Vital Records|New York]]  ==
 
== <br>[[New York Vital Records|New York]]  ==
  
&nbsp; [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=50000&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, &amp; Death Announcements, 1851-2003], searchable at Ancestry.com for a fee.
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&nbsp; [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=50000&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, &amp; Death Announcements, 1851-2003], searchable at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
  
&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5157&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 New York City Births, 1891-1902],&nbsp;searchable at Ancestry.com for a fee.
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&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5157&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 New York City Births, 1891-1902],&nbsp;searchable at Ancestry.com for a fee.  
  
== <br>[[North Carolina Vital Records|North Carolina]] ==
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== [[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota]] ==
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== [[North Dakota Vital Records|North Dakota]] ==
  
== <br>[[Ohio_Vital_Records|Ohio]] ==
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== <br>[[Oklahoma_Vital_Records|Oklahoma]] ==
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== <br>[[Pennsylvania_Vital_Records|Pennsylvania]] ==
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== <br>[[Rhode_Island_Vital_Records|Rhode Island]] ==
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== <br>[[South Carolina Vital Records|South Carolina]] ==
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== [[South Dakota Vital Records|South Dakota]] ==
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== <br>[[Tennessee_Vital_Records|Tennessee]] ==
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== <br>[[Utah_Vital_Records|Utah]] ==
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[http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm Utah State Archives] has some indexes available to search online&nbsp;for some counties.  
 
[http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm Utah State Archives] has some indexes available to search online&nbsp;for some counties.  
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== <br>[[Vermont Vital Records|Vermont]]  ==
  
 
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== [[West Virginia Vital Records|West Virginia]] ==
  
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417341;p=2;t=searchable West Virginia Births 1853-1930] available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.  
 
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417341;p=2;t=searchable West Virginia Births 1853-1930] available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.  
  
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4866 Raleigh County, West Virginia Birth Records, 1853-75] available to search online at Ancestry.com
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[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4866 Raleigh County, West Virginia Birth Records, 1853-75] available to search online at Ancestry.com  
  
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United States  >   U.S. Vital Records >  Summary of Births in the United States by State

Birth Records by State

The local health departments of a few large cities began recording births the mid-1800s. Early records are usually incomplete. Many counties in the East and Midwest were recording births by the late 1800's. Each state eventually developed its own laws and created a statewide registration system. Unfortunately, these records do not exist until the early 1900's in most states. Local offices did not always comply immediately with the registration laws. Within 20 years after registration laws were enacted, most states were recording at least 90 percent of the births and deaths. To learn more about the creation of civil records and the regional differences go to the United States Civil Records page. For more information about birth records in the United States go to the United States Birth Records page.

Look for more detailed information in the Wiki under each State by clicking on the link for Vital Records.

Summary of Online Birth Records by State

Alabama

Alaska

 

Arizona

Arizona Births through 1932 searchable online at the Arizona Department of Health Services web site.

Arkansas

 

California

  California Births 1905-1995 searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.

Colorado

  

Connecticut

 

Delaware

 

Florida

Georgia

 

Hawaii

 

Idaho

 

Illinois

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922 is free at FamilySearch Record Search.  It is not yet complete.

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 75 years or older is at Genealogy Online, Historical Cook County Illinois Vital Records, Cook County Clerk.  Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.

Indiana

Indiana Births, 1880-1920 searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee. 

Iowa

 

Kansas

Kentucky

Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999 searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Google Books many these books are searchable free online at Google Books.

Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 at Ancestry.com many of these books are searchable at Ancestry.com

Michigan

Michigan Birth Records 1867-1902 available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.

Minnesota

Minnesota Birth Certificates, 1900-1934, searchable online at the Minnesota Historical Society.   Using the index is free, but there is a fee for the records.

Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002, searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.


Mississippi


Missouri

  Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910, searchable online at Ancestry.com for a fee.

  Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910, searchable free online at the Missouri State Archives web site.

Montana

Nebraska

 


Nevada

 


New Hampshire

 


New Jersey

 


New Mexico 

 


New York

  Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003, searchable at Ancestry.com for a fee.

  New York City Births, 1891-1902, searchable at Ancestry.com for a fee.


North Carolina

 

North Dakota


Ohio

 


Oklahoma

 


Oregon

 


Pennsylvania

 


Rhode Island

 


South Carolina

South Dakota


Tennessee

 


Texas

 


Utah

Utah State Archives has some indexes available to search online for some counties.

Utah Births, 1895-1905 available to search online at Ancestry.com. This database is comprised of Utah birth registers from Beaver, Carbon, Davis, Emery, Grand, Iron, Kane, Piute, Rich, Uintah, and Weber (excluding the city of Ogden) Counties from the years 1898-1905.


Vermont

Virginia


Washington

  

West Virginia

West Virginia Births 1853-1930 available to search free online at FamilySearch Record Search.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Birth Records, 1853-75 available to search online at Ancestry.com

Wisconsin

 

Wyoming