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Record Count
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Updated England and Wales Birth Index, 1916-2005 Source: UK National Archives
Years
1916-2005
Records
71,339,287
Images
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This collection of indexed birth records from England and Wales was recorded by the General Register's Office (GRO). It contains millions of records documenting marriages from 1916 to 2005. Images are only available through 1983.
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Updated England and Wales FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 Source: UK National Archives
Years
1837-1915
Records
62,793,107
Images
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This collection of indexed birth records from England and Wales was recorded by the General Register's Office (GRO). It contains millions of records documenting marriages from 1837 to 1915.
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New California Birth Index Source: California Department of Public Health
Years
1905-1995
Records
24,594,552
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This database is an index to over 24.5 million births occurring in California between 1905 and 1995. Information contained in this index includes child's name (names may be truncated at 8 letters), gender, birth date, birth county, and mother's maiden name (names may be truncated at 8 letters). If possible, it is important that you use the information found in this index to order a copy of the birth certificate, as the certificate may provide additional information about the child or the parents.
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Updated Texas Birth Records Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
Years
1903-1997
Records
17,102,204
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This database is an index to over 15 million births recorded in Texas between 1903 and 1997. Information contained in this index includes:

  • Child's full name
  • Sex
  • Birth date
  • Birth county

Some records also include:

  • Names of both parents
  • Birth certificate number

In some cases, where the names of the parents are provided, the parents' names were recorded incorrectly. Occasionally the mother's name was recorded in the father's place and the father's name was recorded in the mother's place. Therefore, you may need to switch which fields you put the parents' names in, in order to produce results.

Modern birth records are extremely valuable, but many researchers, learning birth information from home sources, fail to obtain birth certificates. This reluctance is most unfortunate and can result in an inaccurate or incomplete family genealogy. Use the information in this index to request a copy of the birth certificate. The original record will typically include additional information that is not found in the index. For information on how to order a copy of a birth certificate, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

Modern birth records contain much more information than earlier records. Although birth certificates vary from state to state, most of them share much information in common.

Probated or delayed birth registrations were sometimes submitted to the respective county court. These were then forwarded to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics. Microfilm indexes to delayed birth records include Texas residents born elsewhere, many of whom were seeking Social Security registration. The bureau ended delayed birth registration in 1959.

Birth records will generally contain the following information: Child--name, birthplace, date of birth, sex, hospital, time of birth; Father--name, race, birthplace, age, occupation; Mother--name, race, birthplace, age, occupation, residence. Sometimes you will also learn term of residence in the community, term of pregnancy, marital status, number of other living children, number of other deceased children, number of children born dead.

On the images of the index, counties are listed with a code. For reference, the following table is provided with each county and its code.

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New Ohio Birth Records Source: Ohio Vital Records Office
Years
1908-1964
Records
8,222,087
Images
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Description
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This database contains an index of Ohio births for the years 1908–1964. This index contains no images and is meant to be used to assist in finding the birth date and birthplace of your ancestors. Information found in this database may be used to assist in finding additional records. Details in the index include name, birth date, and place of birth.
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New Kentucky Birth Index Source: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Years
1911-1999
Records
5,859,523
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This database is an index to over 5.9 million births recorded in Kentucky between 1911 and 1999. Information contained in this index includes child’s name, child’s gender, birth date, birth county, mother’s name, registered date, volume year, volume number, and birth certificate number. Note: Not all entries will contain all of this information. There is a small bug in the data and records from Rowan County are misindexed as Breathitt County. Researchers may want to search both counties, and be cautious in the interpretation of these records. With the information provided in this index, you may be able to obtain a copy of a birth certificate. If possible, it is important that you do this because oft times more information is provided in an original record than is provided in its index. For information on how to order a copy of a birth certificate, visit the Kentucky Department of Health, Vital Records website.
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New Minnesota Birth Index Source: Minnesota Department of Health
Years
1935-2002
Records
4,267,608
Images
Not available
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New Texas, Birth Certificates Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
Years
1903-1932
Records
2,285,123
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Texas, Birth Certificates
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New North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Birth Index Source: The Register of Deeds Office
Years
1865-2012
Records
2,005,053
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North Carolina, Mecklenburg County Birth Index
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New West Virginia Birth Records Source: Courtesy FamilySearch.org
Years
1853-1969
Records
1,847,870
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Description
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This collection West Virginia birth records comes covers 1853-1969. Information, when available, includes the person's name, gender; race; birth date and place; date and place of christening; age at christening; death date; age at death; parents' names, ages, and birthplaces; grandparents' names; and film number.
Name
New New Jersey Birth and Christening Index Source: Courtesy FamilySearch.org
Years
1660-1931
Records
1,600,243
Images
Not available
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New Iowa Birth and Christening Index Source: FamilySearch
Years
1857-1947
Records
1,559,117
Images
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Description
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This collection contains birth, baptism and christening information from civil, church and other records. It is not a comprehensive database of all births in Iowa for this time period. Information varies by county, but can include name; date and place of birth; date of baptism; date of death; age at death; race; gender; father's name, age and birthplace; mother's name, age and birthplace; paternal grandparents' names; and maternal grandparents' names.
Name
New Wisconsin Birth and Christening Index Source: FamilySearch
Years
1826-1908
Records
1,403,966
Images
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Description
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This collection contains birth, baptism and christening information from civil, church and other records for 1826-1908. It is not a comprehensive database of all births in Wisconsin for this time period. Information varies by county, but can include name; gender; date and place of birth; date and place of christening; age at christening; date of death and age at death (for children who died near birth); race; father's name, age and birthplace; mother's name, age and birthplace; paternal grandparents' names; maternal grandparents' names; and FHL film number.
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Updated Washington Birth Index Source: Washington State Department of Health
Years
1907-1919
Records
1,160,730
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Birth registers in Washington were kept on a county level from 1891-1907. The mandatory recording of births and deaths on a state level began 1 July 1907.

This database contains an index to births in Washington from 1907-1919. Some earlier records may also be included. This index was created by and obtained from the Washington Department of Health. There are no images of these records in this database.

Information contained in this database includes:

  • Name of child

  • Gender

  • Birth date

  • Birthplace

  • Race

  • Parents’ names

Not all of the above information may be available for every individual listed in this database. The amount of information available for a person varies according to the type of form used as the original record.

Use the information gathered from this database to order a copy of the birth certificate from the Department of Health. Visit the Washington State Department of Health website (http://www.doh.wa.gov/) for more information on how to do that.

Some of the above information was taken from Dwight A. Radford, “Washington,” in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3d ed., ed. Alice Eichholz. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).

Name
New Minnesota Birth and Christening Index Source: FamilySearch
Years
1840-1980
Records
1,026,005
Images
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Description
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This collection contains birth, baptism and christening information from civil, church and other records. It is not a comprehensive database of all births in Iowa for this time period. Information varies by county, but can include name; gender; date and place of birth; date and place of christening; age at christening; date of death and age at death (for children who died near birth); race; father's name, age and birthplace; mother's name, age and birthplace; paternal grandparents' names; maternal grandparents' names; and FHL film number.
Name
New Wisconsin, Birth Index Source: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division
Years
1820-1907
Records
985,812
Images
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Description
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This collection contains an index of births prior to 1907. There may be some births recorded at the county level that are not included in this index from the Wisconsin Department of Health. Information in this index includes the name, birth date, county of birth, reel number, and record number.
Name
New Vermont, Statewide Birth Records Source: Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Years
1909-2008
Records
961,005
Images
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Description
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The birth records in this collection covers 1909 to 2008. Information varies by the type of birth certificate, but can include the child's name, gender, date and time of birth, birthplace, and parents' names, birthplaces and residence.
Name
New Michigan Birth and Christening Index Source: Courtesy FamilySearch.org
Years
1867-1911
Records
916,602
Images
Not available
Description
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This collection Michigan birth and christening records comes from a variety of sources and overs 1867-1911. Not all counties for all years are included. Information, when available, includes the person's name, gender; race; birth date and place; date and place of christening; age at christening; death date; age at death; parents' names, ages, and birthplaces; grandparents' names; and film number.
Name
New Nevada, Birth Index, 1975-2012 Source: Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Statistics. State Birth Index. Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Carson City, Nevada.
Years
1975-2012
Records
894,480
Images
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Description
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Nevada birth and death records date from 1911 to the present and are held at the Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Statistics in Carson City, Nevada.

This collection is an index to birth records beginning in 1975 through 2012. Details in the index include:

  • name
  • birth date
  • city and county of birth

For information on how to obtain copies of the entire record, see the Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Statistics. Some privacy restrictions may apply.

Name
New New York City Birth Records Source: New York Department of Health
Years
1891-1902
Records
773,722
Images
Not available

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