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=== Where Did the Birth Occur? ===
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'''FINDING UNITED STATES BIRTH RECORDS'''
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Why would I want to search for a birth record?
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*It can help you extend a generation to the parents of the child. 
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*Can give indicate where the parents were born
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What information does a birth record include?
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*Name of child
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*Birth date and place of child
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*Father’s name
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*Mother’s name including maiden
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*Birthplace of parents
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What you need to know about birth records in the U.S.:
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*Each state has a different year when births began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed.  [Link to list of state registration]
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*Most states began recording births between 1900 and 1930.
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*New England states [define New England states] started recording births on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town. [add link to page about obtaining birth records from the town clerk]
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*Some states in the Midwest [define Midwest states] began recording births on the county level as early as 1860s.  [add link to page about obtaining birth records from a county courthouse]
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'''ACTION:'''
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'''How to find your ancestor’s birth record:'''
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The order of looking for birth records is the following:
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1. Check the internet
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2. Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL)
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3. Obtain it from the government agency ($$)
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''Question 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?''
  
 
*I know the state — Pick from the following menu: [[User:HardestyPN/Sandbox Births West Virginia|'''West Virginia''']]  
 
*I know the state — Pick from the following menu: [[User:HardestyPN/Sandbox Births West Virginia|'''West Virginia''']]  
 
*I don't know the state — Go to [[User:HardestyPN/Births Estimating|'''Estimating Birth Information''']]
 
*I don't know the state — Go to [[User:HardestyPN/Births Estimating|'''Estimating Birth Information''']]

Revision as of 22:48, 29 January 2013

FINDING UNITED STATES BIRTH RECORDS

Why would I want to search for a birth record?

  • It can help you extend a generation to the parents of the child.
  • Can give indicate where the parents were born

What information does a birth record include?

  • Name of child
  • Birth date and place of child
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name including maiden
  • Birthplace of parents

What you need to know about birth records in the U.S.:

  • Each state has a different year when births began to be recorded depending on when their state law was passed. [Link to list of state registration]
  • Most states began recording births between 1900 and 1930.
  • New England states [define New England states] started recording births on the town level starting as early as the first residents of the town. [add link to page about obtaining birth records from the town clerk]
  • Some states in the Midwest [define Midwest states] began recording births on the county level as early as 1860s. [add link to page about obtaining birth records from a county courthouse]

ACTION: How to find your ancestor’s birth record: The order of looking for birth records is the following: 1. Check the internet 2. Check repositories, such as archives and libraries (FHL) 3. Obtain it from the government agency ($$) Question 1: Where Did the Birth Occur?