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| end_year = 1931
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| FS_URL_01 = [[United States Birth Records|United States Birth Records]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[United States, How to Use Birth Records|United States How to Use Birth Records]] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[United States Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[United States Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.vitalchek.com/ VitalChek Express] - $
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| custodian =  Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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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This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1931.This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
  
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== Collection Content  ==
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
  
A Coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article [[United States Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article [[United States Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
=== Citation for this Collection ===
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
 
 
 
[[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 and Use  ==
 
 
 
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.vitalchek.com/ VitalChek Express] - $
 
*[http://www.Archives.com Archives.com]&nbsp;- $
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[United States Birth Records|United States&nbsp;Birth Records]]
 
*[[United States, How to Use Birth Records|United States How to Use Birth Records]]
 
*[[United States Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of birth or christening.
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*The place where the birth or christening occurred.
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*The names of the child's parents.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>
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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.
  
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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s birth or christening record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can 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.
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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 nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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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.
  
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]].&nbsp;
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{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the [https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Library Catalog.] This can help you locate additional records to search for information on your family.}}
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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.<br>
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931" Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.}}
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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{{Record Citation Link
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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Record Type Births and Christenings
Collection years 1867-1931
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1867 to 1931.This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.


Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the Wiki Article United States Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth or christening.
  • The place where the birth or christening occurred.
  • The names of the child's parents.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s birth or christening record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can 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 nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • 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:

"United States, Births and Christenings, 1867-1931" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


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 United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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