Some records also include:
This database is an index created by the Minnesota Department of Health to approximately 4.2 million births occurring in Minnesota between 1935 and 2002. Information contained in this index includes child's full name, father's full name, mother's maiden name, birth date, birth county, and state file number. 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 Minnesota Department of Health website.
In 1907 the Minnesota Vital Records law was enacted, giving the state the responsibility of keeping birth and death records. Their records for births start in 1900 and deaths in 1908. Both are indexed to the present but not available for research in person. There is no statewide marriage index until 1958. The fee ($11 for a birth record and $8 for a marriage or death record) will include a search and a copy of the request record or a statement that the record is not on file. Send to the Minnesota Department of Health, Section of Vital Records, P.O. Box 9441, 717 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440.
Taken from Maki, Carol L. "Minnesota," in Ancestry's Red Book, ed. Alice Eichholz. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992).
Vital records can be great sources of genealogical information. Besides providing the name of the person for whom the record was created, vital records can provide a wealth of other information. Birth records will generally, but not always, 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, 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.
Modern (post-1910) birth records are maintained by the states. They 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. 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.
This database is an index extracted from more than 2.3 million birth, baptism, and christening records from New Jersey.
What's in the Index
Volunteers extracted the birth, baptism, and christening details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records from New Jersey. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of birth, baptism, and christening records for the state during this time.
Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include
Death dates and ages refer to children who died near or at birth.
The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.
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:
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).