How can I find the names and birth dates of children born to particular parents?

I know the parents full names and birthdates and the approximate birth date (2007) and the location (Rolla, Missouri).

Where can I find a list of all people born in that location that year and sort by last name?

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    – PolyGeo
    Oct 23, 2016 at 23:53
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    familysearch.org/wiki/en/… suggest strongly that you can't -- and even if you could there are very tight restrictions on who can access birth records. Given how recent the births are, substitute records a(e.g. death records with birth dates) are not going to help.
    – user104
    Oct 24, 2016 at 6:37
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    Gone out of style in larger places, birth notices published in the local newspaper can be helpful for recent events. Many can be searched on-line using Google or other search engine.
    – bgwiehle
    Oct 24, 2016 at 16:25

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Such information is unlikely to be publicly accessible, for privacy reasons. Vital records are generally not public records. Missouri state regulations (19 CSR 10-10.090) dictate that only certain people may have access to birth certificates, and the information contained therein:

As authorized by section 193.255.1, RSMo 1986, the registrant, a member of his/her immediate family, his/her guardian or one (1) of their respective official representatives shall be considered to have a direct and tangible interest and may be issued a certified copy of a vital record. Others may demonstrate a direct and tangible interest when information is needed for determination or protection of personal or property rights.

As a genealogist who is not an immediate family member, you have no rights to access the birth certificate, or the information contained in that birth certificate.

This being said, there may be ways to find out this information. Try asking your relatives directly. Many will be more than happy to provide you with basic family details. You can also explore social media. It is somewhat frightening how much information people leave publicly accessible in their Facebook profiles.

Finally, ask yourself why you need this information? Is it just to fill a gap in your family tree? Family history starts in the present, but keep in mind that some people – whether right or wrong – may not take kindly to having their children's information in your family tree. If you do obtain this information, be careful not to reveal it online or in some other public forum without obtaining their permission.

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