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Ancestor Birth Record Finder
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Can't find your ancestor in Birth records?Most genealogists search Birth records such as Church records and Vital Stats (Birth Registrations or Certificates). If we don't find our ancestor in one of those birth records, we're stuck! Where to search next? My ABF (Ancestor Birth Finder) can help.
What happens when a child is born? When a woman becomes pregnant? What events take place around the birth of a child? What kind of birth record paper trail is created on the birth of an individual? The answers to these questions will lead you to other sources of birth records and hopefully end that brick-wall.
When an ancestor is born, many records leading up to and surrounding that birth might be created. Let's talk about records kept before an ancestor birth and those created after a birth.
Did your ancestor seek medical care while pregnant?Look for records of your ancestor in health care records before birth
The child is born- what happens now?There may be a newspaper account of the birth. There may be a doctor certificate of birth and possibly registration of the birth. A midwife may have been used
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Family Members Record the Birth
Baby Gifts are BoughtSometimes family or friends buy gifts that memoralize the baby's birth.
Birth Records for InstitutionsIf your ancestor was born while the mother was in prison or an Almshouse or Workhouse, you may want to search
The Child is Baptised in a ChurchLook for
Birth Date Recorded in Later YearsIf your ancestor joined the military as an adult, you might find his birth date recorded at the time he signed up. Search
Birth Date Recorded at Other Life EventsAn ancestor's birth date is often recorded throughout his or her life. Search the following:
Age Recorded throughout LifeAn ancestor's age, or approximate age, is recorded throughout his or her life. If you are really stuck, try to find an age in Ancestor Birth Record Finder | Ancestor Marriage Record Finder | Ancestor Death Record Finder
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