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Questions tagged [birth-records]

For questions about documents pertaining to an individual person's birth, including birth certificates, registers and indexes

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Are birth records of US adoptees really sealed?

My family history used to be cut and dry...My Mom was adopted to a good home. Taken in by the dentist of her biological mother, an 18 yr old immigrant from Ireland who was impregnated by her employer——...
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Seeking records of ancestor born in Lemberg/Lviv (Ukraine) in 1913?

My family and I are trying to find official records of my late grandmother. She was born in Lemberg in 1913. First name: Bronislawa/Bertha Last name: Barth/Halpern I tried https://search....
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What is written over some of these Irish birth records?

In the below Irish birth records, two entries that interest me, 476 and 477, were crossed out, with some cursive writing on top of them (most visible in entries 473, 474, and 476). What is written ...
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Finding 1894 birth record for ancestor born in Poland?

How do I find my great grandfather's birth record? His name was Victor Godlewski born in Poland on April 6,1894. I have been using familysearch.org for researching but don't get anything on where ...
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Finding records in the place of origin of an immigrant to Canada & USA from Poland?

I need research strategies to find birth and early family records of Teodor Pawlowicz born Feb 26,1890 Dzikow, Poland. I believe the village is actually Stary Dzikow. He emigrated to Canada Quebec ...
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Reading Ireland baptism record from 1826?

This is the baptism for Jacobus (James) Fleming and Maria (Mary) Dwyer’s daughter, Juliana. Juliana was baptized in the Sologhead Catholic Parish on 18 September 1826. Godparent: Honora. But I can't ...
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Determining birth year (~1837) and birthplace of Jeremiah Ryan from Drumwood, Tipperary, Ireland?

I've been trying to track down when and where Jeremiah Ryan was born. Over the years he has given a range of inconsistent birthdates while living in New Zealand. He died on 21 Jun 1907. Names written ...
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What is meaning of apostatavit on 18th century Alsatian birth record?

I am looking at a birth record from Alsace, 1751. In the margin is written the word "apostatavit". I have not been able to figure out what that means. Any ideas?
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Seeking 1880 Birth Record of Santa Catherine Gazzanovich at Brecon, Wales?

My Grandmothers sister was Mary Evans,born Merthyr Tydfil 1856. On the 5th may 1875 in Cardiff she married Nicoli Gazzanovich. Their daughter Santa Catherine Gazzanovich was born in 1880 according ...
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Sharing DNA with Capon family.on AncestryDNA?

My Grand Father, James Alfred Capon, was a Nurse Child. He had the family surname on a census. I am in a Family Circle with the family he stayed with. Does this mean he was their child? My ...
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Changing birth certificate paternity in Oklahoma, USA?

I believe my father's birth certificate to be incorrect. The man listed as his father was not his father. My father is deceased. The man listed as his father is deceased. His actual biological ...
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What is the “household members” number in the New York birth index?

On Ancestry they have a search of the birth record index for New York City. One of the data fields is called "household members" and it has a long number. What does this mean? Here is an example:
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Finding 1904 Birth Record from Constanta, Romania? [duplicate]

My mother's mother was born at Constanta, Romania, at 1904 and after a time she immigrated to Istanbul,Turkey. She died at 1980 at Istanbul. I want to find her birth records at Romania, where l must ...
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Finding parents for James Henry Posey who was born in Maryland 1831?

I have been looking for 2 years for the parents of: James Henry Posey Birth: 12 Sept 1831 St. Mary's Maryland, United States Death: 24 April 1914 Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia, United States I ...
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Finding parent for William Jefferson KLJG-CYG who was born District of Columbia about 1810?

I have looked for 2 years and can't seem to find a parent for: William Jefferson Birth: About 1810 District of Columbia, United States Death: 1890 Alexandria, Virginia I can find several censuses ...
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Finding parents and precise Date of Birth for child born in Massachusetts in 1919?

The only record I can find for a child born in Massachusetts in 1919 has the name and year of birth, but not much else. This is a link from Ancestry.com's Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970 for ...
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Establishing a link between birth and marriage records in an 18th German church register

I have been browsing a Lutheran church book for the town of Wetter, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hesse in Germany that details 18th century birth and marriage records, and am trying to establish a link between ...
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Seeking birth/baptism record for Michael Zomolsky born 1913 in Ukraine?

I am trying to verify the birth family of my grandfather, Michael Zomolsky born 1913 Ukraine. I believe he had these family members: father: Stanley, mother: Anna brothers: John and Sam one sister ...
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Seeking birth family of Srinivasan with parents Arunasalam and Amirtham poondi thanjavur in India?

I am a 1st generation Indian breed born in Malaysia. My father Indian born sometime in 1913 - 1915 left Thanjavur, India when he was in his teen. His name is Srinivasan. He has passed on in the year ...
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Who were parents of Johann Gottlieb Drange (b.1850 or 1851)

Johann Gottlieb Drange birthplace is given variously as Darschäwitz, Possen or Posen(possibly misspelled Preußen?), Germany, July 1850. The 1900 US Census lists him as “Jno G. Drange” of Cullom ...
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What proportion of the births or baptisms of children were recorded in early nineteenth century England?

It's usual to search for a baptism record as a substitute birth record in England in the period prior to the start of Civil Registration (i.e. pre-1837.) (Baptism records may also include birth ...
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Finding 18th century birth record when “born Foreign Parts” according to 1841 England Census?

I am seeking birth and or baptism records for my 5x ggf John Kennick: born abt 1776 (born Foreign Parts re: England 1841 census), death 1848 Greenwich, 1st wife seems to be Mary Kennick nee Philips ...
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Looking for the birth place of Michael Joseph Farrell

I'm looking for the birth place of Michael Joseph Farrell, who according to family search died in 1981 in Chester and was born in April 1926. He married Veronica M Kelly in Chester in 1956. There ...
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Obtaining 1932 birth certificate from Turkey?

Can anyone advise me on how to obtain my mothers birth certificate from Istanbul, Turkey? She was born in 1932.
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Identifying the parents of Moritz Martin Bernhardt born 1827 Treptow Prussia

Moritz Martin Bernhardt is my great-grand father. I was able to learn his age and place of birth (1827 Treptow, Prussia) from his application for US Citizenship. I found his date and place of death (...
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Search for Joseph Whalley

The person I am trying to find is Joseph Whalley born June 27,1861 in England, excerpt from family bible. His 1885 Nova Scotia marriage certificate to Mary Jane McMullen listed his father as Joseph(a ...
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Determining a relationship from the 1871 census?

I am trying to identify the parents of my great-grandfather Thomas Jones (born 5 March 1870 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tyfdil, which ties up with all his census entries from 1881 onwards.) I know their ...
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Identifying birth family of Heinrich Ernst Walter in Markendorf, Hannover, Germany?

Heinrich Ernst (or Ernst Heinrich) Walter was born March 15, 1867 in Markendorf, Hannover (now in Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony), Germany. He had sisters Lena, Clara, and Etta and brothers Fred and ...
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Tracking down birth of James Spencer Ward circa 1830s in Wrenbury?

I am trying to find a birth for a James Spencer Ward in Wrenbury, Cheshire, sometime in the 1830s. I know that James Spencer Ward lived in Chester as of the 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871 censuses. His ...
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How did two birth records from the same sub-district end up in different districts?

I have found a curious inconsistency in registration districts for a couple of 1850s English birth records. I was looking for children of David Hill and his wife Jane (nee Harris) of Little Rissington,...
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Obtaining birth certificates from colonial Malacca/Straits Settlements

I'm looking to get a birth certificate of a family member who was (according to another relative who seemed not entirely certain) born in Malacca in the 1930s and died in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s. ...
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An explanation for unusual birth record

I'm trying to find an explanation for why Jane Ann Parry, born in 1857, was born in Kent. Jane Ann Parry's parents are Thomas Parry and Jane Parry (I know this because of later census records 1861 ...
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Seeking birth record for Jacob Schulthess from Wangen an der Aare in Switzerland?

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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Jacob Schulthess Wangen an der Aare records [duplicate]

I'm just getting started researching my husband's family who came from Wangen an der Aare, Bern Canton, Switzerland. I'm looking for Jacob Schulthess birth record who was born 29 Jan 1892 in Wangen ...
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Backtracking to find source of birth date?

I have been tracing an ancestor of mine Catherine Cowin (nee Jones). I have been getting complacent and foolishly forgot to put in sources I had found for her DOB and the place of birth when I found ...
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Looking for birth record of Catherine Jones in Llanfynydd, circa 1882

I'm looking for the above record of a birth of Catherine Jones, said to have been born around 1882 in Llanfynydd, which could be any number of places in Wales. She married my great-great grandfather ...
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Obtaining Birth Certificate in Poland?

Is there any economical way to obtain my Fathers birth certificate from Warsaw?
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Obtaining 1899 birth certificate of ancestor born in Turkey to Turkish parents?

How do I reach the birth certificate of my grandfather who was born in Istanbul, turkey in 1899?
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Where to find Scottish birth records from 1905?

I'm using family search and also find my past at the moment as they're both free for me to use. I'm looking for the birth certificate of my great granddad Alexander Barclay Ormond born circa 1905 in ...
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Seeking birth record for Margery/Margaret Eddison b. abt 1879 in Scotland?

Margery (or possibly Margaret) Eddison is my 2nd great grandmother. Eddison is her maiden name. I have been unable to find her birth or any records for her. I know about her only because my dad told ...
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Birth records for Baltimore Maryland in the 1840s

I am trying to locate birth records for my 2nd great grandfather, Jesse Carson so I can possibly trace the Carson family back a little further. Archive.com was not helpful, it didn't provide me any ...
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Searching for Birth Records In Philadelphia, PA for births in 1914

I would like to find the birth records for my father who was born in 1914 in Philadelphia, PA. What would be the best way to proceed to find those records? My goal is to track down his father's ...
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Deciphering a word from a Spanish birth record (1903 Latin America)

I got my hands on a 1903 birth certificate from Managua, Nicaragua. I speak Spanish (as a non-native), but have issues to decipher one word shown below. I can read ... de Granada. The whole record ...
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GRO rules for sub-districts of birth registrations?

This is a worked case study related to What "hidden" clues are there in the GRO Indexes of births and deaths? Nicholas Tabb's WWI Draft Registration card lists his birth date as 31 Oct 1887 ...
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Locating birthplace of Herman Malies born around 1870 in Baden, Germany?

I am looking for birth information for Herman Malies born around 1870 in Baden, Germany. I have found him in Camden New Jersey but cannot find any thing before that time.
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Finding evidence for Daniel Connors' birth in Wales about 1880?

My grandfather, Daniel Francis Connors came to Pennsylvania from Wales in 1882. He was about 2 years old. I know this for a fact as evidenced by Ship Records and the US Census. His mother was Margaret ...
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Finding birth record of American Airman using only full name and service number?

How do I find the birth record of an American Airman, with only his full name and service number for our family research? He was born around 1939, and was stationed at RAF Mildenhall (Cambridgeshire,...
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What circumstances could lead to these birth registrations?

In 1857S, the GRO marriage indices have a Thirza (or Thurza) Broad marrying William Harper in Wantage. This is the only record I have found that refers to William. Thurza Broad appears in the 1841 (...
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Trying to find birth and death info for Thomas and Sarah Bissell

I am trying to find birth and death info for Thomas and Sarah Bissell. Thomas Bissell's Christening date is December 25, 1787 in Saint Thomas',Dudley,Worcester,England but I do not have any birth ...
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Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

I am looking for my father Herman Albert Zimmerman, who was born Oct 13, 1896, in Magdeburg, Germany. I found his World War I and II draft papers and have done much research with census and, on the ...