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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index ([[International Genealogical Index|IGI]]) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1931. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
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*Family Records
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*Church Records
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*Civil Registration
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It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
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*A county or state vital record registration
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These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.  
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*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
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For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births and christenings throughout the United States. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. This index is not complete for any particular place or region.<br>
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This index covers events from 1867 through 1931.&nbsp;
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were married or died in the United States.  
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=== Citation for this Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. United States Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Genealogical Society of Utah. United States Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
 
  
 
[[United States Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[United States Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Record Content and Use ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
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*Name of the child
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*Gender
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*Names of the parents
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*Birth date
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*Birthplace
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*Christening date (if the source is a church record)  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
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== Coverage Table  ==
 
== Coverage Table  ==
  
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>
 
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. 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.
 
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
 
 
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 
 
*[[IGI]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1931. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. United States Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1867-1931 Marriages, 1770-1972 Deaths and Burials, 1903-1961
Alabama 0 0 12
Alaska 85 34 0
Arizona 0 0 9
Arkansas 0 0 15
California 0 0 70
Colorado 4,760 1,264 6
Connecticut 0 0 6
Delaware 0 0 1
District of Columbia 0 1 9
Florida 0 0 15
Georgia 0 0 1,336
Idaho 0 0 1
Illinois 0 0 67
Indiana 0 0 26
Iowa 0 0 21
Kansas 0 0 16
Kentucky 0 0 28
Louisiana 0 0 118
Maine 0 0 1
Maryland 0 0 16
Massachusetts 2 4,234 12
Michigan 0 0 24
Minnesota 0 0 21
Mississippi 0 0 11
Missouri 0 0 48
Montana 1,084 0 3
Nebraska 9,136 0 14
New Hampshire 0 0 1
New Jersey 0 0 25
New Mexico 0 0 3
New York 0 0 82
North Carolina 0 177 13
North Dakota 3,575 457 3
Ohio 1 0 67
Oregon 0 0 7
Pennsylvania 0 0 93
Rhode Island 0 0 3
South Carolina 2 0 13
South Dakota 378 60 2
Tennessee 0 0 17
Texas 1 0 31
United States 243 8 98
Utah 0 0 1
Vermont 0 0 3
Virginia 0 0 7
Washington 0 0 18
West Virginia 0 0 7
Wisconsin 0 0 18
Wyoming 594 0 1
Total 19,861 6,235 2,419

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"United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLLG-F2R&nbsp;: accessed 4 April 2012), Nellie Carolina Louise Anderson (1900). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City,