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FREE ONLINE UNITED STATES BIRTH INDEXES AND RECORDS

This page is a partial listing of free online resources for finding birth records for the United States. Some of the webpages are government or library sites, while others are sponsored by religious or genealogy groups. Some sites, such as the Mormon (LDS) Family History resources and a few government sites, allow their visitors to view and download certificates for free. But, in most cases, you will need to order copies of birth certificates from the appropriate county, state, or national government office. If you decide to pay for the vital records you need, you might wish to read our page which lists basic ways to save money and where to go when ordering vital records.

Many genealogy societies as well as governments and other organizations and groups are in the process of digitizing vital records, and their online databases are incomplete. That is because, rather than wait until all records have been indexed, they put the records indexed thus far online. So if you do not find what you want to find at a particular site, do check back periodically to see if the records you are really interested in have been added to the database.

Many of these sites also allow you to search for marriages and deaths as well, but this page will only discuss birth indices, birth certificates, and baptismal records.

If you do not find what you need at the free sites listed below, check out our discussions about other general birth records resources on our main Birth Records Page. You may want to also search the Rootsweb Mailing Lists Archiver to see if anyone has transcribed newspaper birth announcements for the area you are interested in. There are "Old News" mailing lists for each state, and you might want to narrow your search to the list for your particular state.

You also may want to search the USGenWeb projects pages for your particular state to see if there are any more birth transcription projects online or in process. For more complete, up to date lists of birth and baptismal databases for the United States at FamilySearch, see the Family Search Menu for the United States. If the Family Search menu does not display for you, or you encounter problems using their updated site, please read about the Family Search sites on our Birth Records home page for more information about the Family Search sites and how to deal with problems using them.

You may also wish to surf through the more comprehensive list of both free and paid birth and baptismal record sites on Cyndi's List. If you feel overwhelmed trying to skim long webpages such as this one or the ones at Cyndi's List, and do not know how to have your browser search for keywords on a page for you, then read this page about how to easily find a word or phrase on a page with the help of your browser's "find" option.

We have removed the direct links to FamilySearch Pilot and Search Labs search pages for the United States which were previously listed below, because all those older search pages have been removed by FamilySearch. If you are unhappy with the new search, the best we can recommend is to write to them, or post a complaint. For more details, see the sections on our Birth Records home page about the Family Search sites and on our European births page about Search Labs, Pilot and Beta.

If you find, or know of, any truly free birth index or birth records webpages not listed below, or find any errors or broken links, please email that information to me so we can make this page a more useful resource for everyone.

And if you want to learn about what general kinds of other truly free genealogy resources there are which you can access from home, see our resources page.

Many of the FamilySearch databases listed below are indexes of information obtained from records which have been filmed by the LDS church but which may not yet be online. Until the records go online, films can be viewed at Family History Centers or, to learn how to order inexpensive photocopies before the records get put online, see our ordering tips page. But make sure that what you are ordering is a copy of the actual record, rather than just a photocopy of the index, if the original record is what you want. In many cases, all the church has filmed are the indexes, so be sure to read the documentation carefully before you place any orders.

If you need official copies of birth records, most free birth record information sites also provide information about where to purchase copies of birth certificates. You can also find links for each State for where to order birth certificates from government offices, at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm and at http://statearchives.us/public/.

The amount of information you will find on birth records from the United States is going to vary according to when the birth took place, whether you are looking at a birth or baptismal record, and where the birth occurred. When registration of births by the government and baptisms by churches became mandated varies by location and religion, so there is no hard and fast rule about how much information will be available in United States birth records.

Ideally, in government birth records, in addition to the date of birth and the address where the child was born, you will at least find the names of parents, and probably who delivered the baby and their address. Sometimes there will be an indication of where the parents were born and how many prior births for the mother, as well as the exact time of birth. But all of this varies by state and sometimes city or county within the state, as well as by time frame. So, to find out how much information is on a birth record without ordering one, you need to research the question for the specific location of the birth.

The amount of information in church records will also vary by religion and, in some cases, by specific time frame, church or clergyman. Again, to find out how much information is on a religious birth or baptismal record without ordering one, you need to research the question for the specific location.

Alabama   Hawaii   Massachusetts   New Mexico   South Dakota
Alaska   Idaho   Michigan   New York   Tennessee
Arizona   Illinois   Minnesota   North Carolina   Texas
Arkansas   Indiana   Mississippi   North Dakota   Utah
California   Iowa   Missouri   Ohio   Vermont
Colorado   Kansas   Montana   Oklahoma   Virginia
Connecticut   Kentucky   Nebraska   Oregon   Washington
Delaware   Louisiana   Nevada   Pennsylvania   West Virginia
Florida   Maine   New Hampshire   Rhode Island   Wisconsin
Georgia   Maryland   New Jersey   South Carolina   Wyoming
 
District of Columbia

The territory of Puerto Rico has a section on our Central and South America page.

And the US Virgin Islands are listed in the Oceania section of our Free Birth Records and Information home page.

DEATH RECORDS

Death indexes and records in the United States are also great resources for finding birth information for people, if you are not able to get more precise information some other way. While death record birth information is not always accurate, it may be another resource worth consulting, as death indexes, death certificates, tombstones and obituaries often have a year of birth, and sometimes exact dates and places of birth, and names of parents. Just remember that these dates and names of parents are often simply the best guesses of family members about when their loved ones were born.

Joe Beine's Death Indexes site is a wonderful resource that lists death information resources for all the states, including state death indexes which often include the departed's date of birth. Just remember, not all sites listed there are free.

An even better resource for generally precise date of birth is the Social Security Death Index. Just remember that the locations shown on this index are where the deceased Social Security Number was issued, where they are last known to live, and the location where the last benefit was paid. In most cases, people provided copies of their birth certificates to prove their date of birth, but if no certificate was available, they were allowed to provide other documents as proof, which may not have had their actual dates of birth on them. So, the birth dates in the Social Security records of immigrants and of people born before 1900 may not be the actual dates of birth, but best guesses.

US GENWEB

Searching USGenWeb Data Files
 
The official global search engine for the USGenWeb Project archives is located at http://usgwarchives.net/search/searcharchives.html. However, if you want to experiment with another searching approach, then you need to understand how their computer file directories have been set up.
 
The USGenWeb data files are organized in directories by location and type of data, and can be either browsed through or searched with a search engine. To find the births for a particular location, you must click on the location you are interested in, and then click on "Vitals", and then click on "Births" to get a list of the data files which you can open up and view by clicking on them. But that can be quite tedious, so you may want to perform a one step site search to reduce the tedium, and my detailed explanation of how to do that, along with examples, can be found by reading our page about doing a site search.
The USGenWeb Projects for most States have significant birth or baptismal record information online in their archives. The website URLs of the US GenWeb Projects supporting the data files have varied over time, but the archived data is always available whether or not the associated USGenWeb project pages are working. So, I am sending you to the archives that I know exist because we have tested the links shown on this page and have made sure that they do, indeed, contain some birth or baptismal information.
 
The USGenWeb Project archives have just settled into a new home, which includes a great search engine. However, in case that is not working (and it was not doing so for a long time during the transition), you can read the box to the right for step by step explanations of the easiest ways to search the archives. It may also interest you to see how the archive directories are set up.

If you prefer to browse the US Genweb birth record files by state, instead of using a search engine or drilling down through a complex directory structure, the following webpage lists USGenWeb birth record pages and their contents by state, along with providing links to paid subscription birth databases. Just remember that not all links are free at the IDreamofGenie site. Also keep in mind that newer USGenWeb records may not yet have been indexed by external sites such as the IDreamofGenie site, and you still may need to search or browse the records by using the links we have provided, in the particular state sections below, to official USGenWeb pages for each state. Click here for quick links to jump to a particular state section on our page.

http://www.idreamof.com/birth.html (includes many links to paid databases)

If you do not find USGenWeb transcriptions for a particular location listed below, that means I did not find any birth or baptismal record files for that area. If you know of any USGenWeb Archive files for areas that are not listed below, which definitely contain birth or baptismal transcriptions, then please do email us about them so they can be added to this page.

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Alabama Births and Christenings, - FamilySearch has indexed over 203,000 records for about 1881-1930. Recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1661470 (requires Javascript)

Carlowville, Dallas County. Baptisms from St. Paul's Episcopal Parish, for June 1837 through June 1894 - includes full name, date, parents, sponsors

http://www.prairiebluff.com/algenweb/dallas/stpaulbap.htm (try a different browser if have access problems, site is there)

Escambia County Birth Index Transcriptions for 1914 to 1919

http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/escambia/vitals/births/

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth records and announcements for many Alabama counties, as early as the 1830's. Note some dates are from correspondence, death records, or tombstones, rather than actual birth records. You may want to tailor this Google site search, or browse the records for each county at the following:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ala/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from DeKalb, Marshall, and Tallapoosa Counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Alabama USGenWeb has many volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following page that requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchal.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Alabama:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/

ALASKA

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database has some records from Alaska, as well as a number of other states. This is an index of selected records from around that time span. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Fairbanks and Yukon Koyukuk Counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

ARIZONA

State of Arizona Birth Certificates for 1855-1933 (i.e., over 75 years ago)- images are online for free

http://genealogy.az.gov

Arizona Births and Christenings - the LDS site has an index to over 27,000 birth, baptism and christening records births and christenings for about 1909-1917. Includes entries from Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma counties. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674580 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted selected birth records and announcements for many Arizona counties, from 1855-1920. You may want to tailor this Google site search to meet your needs, or browse the records at the following:

http://genealogytrails.com/ariz/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected birth transcriptions from Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, and Santa Cruz Counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Arizona USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchaz.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Arizona:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/az/

ARKANSAS

Conway County, Arkansas Births - from the early 1800's up to 1914 - user contributed listings- varied sources, includes submitter contact information

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arconway/concobirths.htm

Greene County, Register of Infant Baptisms at Pruetts Chapel 1897-1927, dates given on most but not all listings

http://www.argenweb.net/greene/CHURCHES/registerofinfbat.htm

Howard County, Arkansas Births - user contributed births - as early as 1813, but most are mid to late 1800's and some as recent as 1940's - includes submitter's email address - some entries do not indicate which century and will require contacting submitter for details.

http://www.genealogyshoppe.com/arhoward/birth.htm

Sebastian County, Arkansas, Births and Deaths, 1877-1963. Index allows searching births by name, but brings up both births and deaths. You might have to wade around a lot to find birth records amongst the deaths and burials. We only found one birth when testing the database. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1881199 (requires Javascript)

Sevier County, Arkansas - user contributed birth data, currently from 1824 into the 1900's, includes email for contacting submitter for details

http://www.genealogyshoppe.com/arsevier/birth.htm

Arkansas Births and Christenings - Family Search has indexed birth, baptism and christening records from about 1880-1893, including Carroll, Craighead, Lafayette, Lincoln, Logan, Nevada, Saline, Sebastian, and Washington counties. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674674 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted selected birth information for a variety of Arkansas counties in the 1800's and early 1900s. You may want to add a surname to this Google site search, or browse the databases on their Arkansas page:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ark/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Drew, Pike, and Polk Counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Arkansas USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchar.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Arkansas:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/

CALIFORNIA

California Birth Index - 1905 to 1995
Formerly at http://www.sfgenealogy.net/php/vitals/cabiindex.php, the free CABI can now be found at the following:

http://cabi.mirrorz.com/

California, Birth Index, 1905-1995. Name search of official State birth index. Includes exact date of birth, county of birth and mother's maiden name.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879 (requires Javascript)

California, Births and Christenings, 1812-1988. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings for the State of California based on the International Genealogical Index. Despite the name of this collection, more recent records will not be available due to privacy laws. We did find a few records after 1910 in this collection. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674703 (requires Javascript)

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1849-1989. Browse birth registers, indexes and records including delayed births and birth certificates from a number of county courthouses including Butte, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Orange, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sutter counties. Specific types of records placed online and years covered for births vary widely by county. More records will be added.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2001287 (requires Javascript)

The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society has baptism record transcriptions online for several churches in Livermore, California.

Asbury United Methodist Church - April 1883 to April 1930
 
   http://www.l-ags.org/Asbury/Asb_bapt.html
 
First Presbyterian Church - Jan 1872 to Aug 1909
 
   http://www.l-ags.org/Presby/Baptisms.html
 
Grace Episcopal Church - July 1900 - Oct 1916
 
   http://www.l-ags.org/episc/episc_bap_out.html

The OldenTimes.com has selected birth notices for California for 1870-1882. You may want to try this FreeFind Site Search to make searching for California births easier. Note that some of the notices have not been transcribed, and you will need to view the images to see if they are of interest rather than depend on the search engine to select the right ones.

http://theoldentimes.com/births.html

Orange County, births from The Santa Ana Register 1921-1935

http://www.cagenweb.com/orange/oldvitalsbykerryhallas.html

Sacramento County Birth Records from "Sacramento Daily Union" 1858-1859

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~npmelton/births58.html

San Francisco - Birth Notices transcribed from historic newspapers, mostly from the 1850's up to 1905, but some are as recent as the 1950's.

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/vitals/sfbir.htm

Yuba Roots has transcriptions of Yuba County Birth Register Records for 1873 - 1923 as well as Delayed Birth Records for the 1800s and 1900s.

http://www.yubaroots.com/births/birth-index.htm

Genealogy Trails has user submitted selected birth records and announcements for many California counties, primarily from 1854 through the mid 1900s. You may want to tailor this Google site search, or browse the California county databases at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database has just a few records from California. This is an index of selected records from around that time span. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Humboldt, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, and Siskiyou counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

California USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchca.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for California:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/

COLORADO

Kit Carson County Birth Report Register 1892 - 1907

http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/births/

Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado - selected birth announcements from the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph for births in 1903, 1907 and 1914

http://www.genealogytrails.com/colo/elpaso/birth/birth.html

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database has some records from Colorado. This is an index of selected records from around that time span. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Chaffee, Conejos, Denver, Eagle, Garfield, Larimer, Las Animas, Mesa, Otero, and Pueblo counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Colorado USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchco.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Colorado:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/co/

CONNECTICUT

Jane Devlin has transcribed vital records from many early Connecticut history books, including births and baptisms from the mid 1600's to the mid 1800's. The databases are listed by county and town. If you do not know where the event occurred, use the FreeFind Search box at the top of the page.

http://dunhamwilcox.net/0_ct-index.htm

Thomas Doughton's "New England Records for People of Color, Native Americans and African Americans," has vital records including births for the areas of Woodstock, Connecticut 1848-1928 and for Putnam, Connecticut 1855-1929. The site is no longer on the web, but you can view the Wayback Machine's copies of these pages using the links below. Note that some headings are misleading, there are births included under the marriage and death headings.

Cache of http://www.geocities.com/quinnips/records/woodstockvit.html
 
Cache of http://www.geocities.com/quinnips/records/putnamvit.html

Colchester, New London, Connecticut - births extracted from town records for about 1700 to 1750

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctccolch/RECORDS/Colchester_early_vital_records.pdf

Stamford, Franklin County - 1st Congregational Church Baptism Records

For the years 1747-1768
 
   http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/1st_cong_baptisms.htm
 
For the years 1769-1843
 
   http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/1st_cong_baptisms_1769.htm

Stratford, Fairfield County, Vital Records transcribed from the Barbour collection includes births from 1639-1854

http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stratford/stratford_barbour.htm

Tolland County: Willington Church Records - births and baptisms 1760-1804

http://users.rcn.com/lmerrell/willingtonchurch.html

FamilySearch has indexed about 550,000 selected Connecticut Births and Christenings for about 1649-1906. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674736 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted selected births and christenings for Hartford, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties for the 1700's through the 1900's. You may want to modify this Google site search to fit your interests.

http://www.genealogytrails.com/conn/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Middlesex and Windham counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Connecticut USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchct.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Connecticut:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ct/

DELAWARE

The LDS FamilySearch site has indexed over 30,000 Delaware birth, baptism and christening records from about 1710-1896. Includes entries from all three counties: Kent, New Castle, and Sussex. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674747 (requires Javascript)

Delaware, Vital Records, 1680-1962. This FamilySearch collection of browsable images includes bible and birth records from the Delaware Public Archives. Includes images of birth certificates from 1924-1929, birth index cards from 1861-1932, and birth and baptism index from 1700 to 1960. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1447341 (Javascript required)

Delaware, Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934. FamilySearch has browsable images of detailed vital records index cards from the Delaware State Archives in Dover. Includes births from 1684 through 1920 and baptisms for 1714 through 1890.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922410 (requires Javascript)

The LDS FamilySearch site has another index of Delaware State birth records, this one for about 1861-1908. The collection includes delayed birth records, and the images in this database are also available for browsing.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1534607 (requires Javascript)

Delaware, Wilmington Vital Records, 1847-1954. FamilySearch has browsable images of birth registers from 1887 through 1919. Births after 1919 are not included due to privacy concerns, the more recent year range in official name of collection is for other record types.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1921755 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Newspaper Index Databases include selected births reported in the News Journal from New Castle County. Choose "Delaware" and "births" from the dropdown menu to narrow your search. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/news

Delaware USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchde.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Delaware:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/de/

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

District of Columbia, Birth Returns, 1874-1897. Browsable images of indexes and of birth returns, not indexed for automated searches. Includes names and birthplaces of parents and date of birth and sex of the child, given names of the child were not reported.

https://weliww.familysearch.org/search/collection/2001148 (requires Javascript)

District of Columbia - Index to over 121,000 birth, baptism and christening records for about 1830-1955. Recent records may not be available for reasons of privacy. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674779 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Newspaper Index Databases include births reported January 17, 1915 and June 3, 1921 in the Washington Post. Choose "births" from the dropdown menu to narrow your search. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/news

FLORIDA

Alachua County, Florida - Index of Delayed Birth Certificates - free images online for births in both the 1800s and 1900s

Certificates filed between 1958 and 1968
   http://www.clerk-alachua-fl.org/Archive/AncientJ/FrontPage.cfm?BID=596
 
Certificates filed between 1968 and 1977
   http://www.clerk-alachua-fl.org/Archive/AncientJ/FrontPage.cfm?BID=597

Bay County, Florida - transcriptions of selected birth announcements from the Panama City Pilot in 1907, and indexes of birth announcements from the St. Andrews Bay Buoy 1893-1910, St. Andrews Bay News 1916-1934, and the Panama City Pilot 1907-1916.

http://www.northwestfloridagenealogy.com/gengate/births.htm

Desoto County Florida, Delayed Birth Certificate Transcriptions 1879-1924, Florida GenWeb Project

http://www.fl-genweb.org/decole/desoto/New%20Down/delaybirth.htm

Gadsden County, Florida - transcriptions of selected Methodist adult and infant baptism registers including Glen Julia United Methodist Church, Sycamore Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant and Old Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church for 1880-1888 and 1940-1971.

http://fl-genweb.org/gadsden/MethodistChurchRecords.html

Gilchrist County Delayed Birth Certificate transcriptions for 1885 onwards - also includes many births occurring after 1920 which do not include dates, but do have parents listed

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flgilchr/birthgil2.htm

Walton County, Florida Delayed Birth Certificate transcriptions

1867-1944  http://www.knology.net/~toniab/DelBC.rtf
 
1888-1961  http://www.knology.net/~toniab/bk2delayedbc.rtf

Florida Births and Christenings 1880-1935. Index to over 28,000 birth, baptism and christening records. Includes events in Brevard, Flagler, Holmes, Monroe, Polk and St. Johns counties. Recent records may be not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674799 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from nearly all counties in Florida. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Rootsweb's User Contributed Newspaper Index Databases also includes a Brevard County Newspaper Index of selected Births reported 1880-1889. Choose "Florida" and "births" from the dropdown menu to narrow your search. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/news

Florida USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchfl.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Florida:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/fl/

GEORGIA

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

Georgia, Births and Christenings, 1754-1960. FamilySearch has selected births and christenings for the state of Georgia. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings for the State of Georgia based on the International Genealogical Index. Despite the name of this collection, recent records will not be available due to privacy laws. We did find a few christenings after 1910 when testing the search. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674802 (requires Javascript)

Oglethorpe County Birth Record transcriptions 1875-1878

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaogleth/OgleBirths.htm

Upson County, Georgia Delayed Birth Record transcriptions 1873-1900

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaupson/births.htm

Genealogy Trails has assorted user submitted christenings, birth records, and birth notices for Clarke, Clinch, Columbia, Elbert, Greene, Madison, Randolph, Sumter, Taliaferro, Wayne and Wilkes counties, for 1716 to 1928. You may want to modify this Google site search to fit your interests.

http://www.genealogytrails.com/geo/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Cherokee and possibly other counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Georgia USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchga.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Georgia:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/

HAWAII

Hawaii Births and Christenings 1852-1933 - name index to birth, baptism and christening records, including about 151,000 entries from Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Access to recent records may be restricted due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674805 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Hawaii USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchhi.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Hawaii:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/hi/

IDAHO

Idaho - FamilySearch has indexed about 76,000 birth, baptism and christening records from around 1856-1965. Includes entries from Ada, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Gooding, Idaho, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Power, Shoshone, Twin Falls and Washington counties. Recent records may be not be displayed due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674809 (requires Javascript)

Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1907-1920. Collection includes browsable images of birth registers from about 19 counties in Idaho, primarily for the years 1907-1911.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1951759 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has a very small number of user submitted birth notices for Ada, Bannock, Bear Lake, Boundary, Clearwater, Gooding, Lewis, and Nez Perce counties in Idaho, ranging from 1864-1959. You may want to tailor this Google site search to check them out, or use the link below to browse their Idaho page and consider submitting your own birth notice transcriptions!

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ida/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Fremont, Lincoln, Madison, and Minidoka counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Idaho USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchid.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Idaho:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/id/

ILLINOIS

Illinois, Births and Christenings, 1824-1940. FamilySearch has selected births and christenings for the state of Illinois. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings in the State of Illinois based on the International Genealogical Index. More recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. We did find some christenings after 1910, but only for people born before 1900. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1676968 (requires Javascript)

Cook County, Illinois: County Clerk's Office (records 75 years or older)

http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com

The LDS FamilySearch site has indexed Cook County Birth Certificates for 1878-1922 and Birth Registers for 1871-1915. This may still be a work in progress. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

Cook County Birth Certificates for 1878-1922 (index only, records not online due to contract with Cook County)
 
   https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1462519 (requires Javascript)
 
Cook County Birth Registers for 1871-1915 (index only, originals not online due to contract with Cook County)
 
   https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1463129 (requires Javascript)

Illinois - the LDS FamilySearch site has Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Register images, including baptisms, for 1729-1956. Browse only, not indexed. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1388122 (requires Javascript)

Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925. This database contains browsable images of Births and Christenings, years of coverage will vary by location. Records are for parishes in both Cook and Lake Counties, and primarily in English, with a small amount of Czech, Latin, and German. You may need to sign in to view images. (If signing in does not work, note they have had technical problems with this database, try using either Firefox or Chrome Browser.)

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1452409

McClean County, Illinois County Clerk Birth Index (only 1860 through 1915, last names A through O so far)

http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/countyclerk/BirthIndexSearch.asp

Wheaton Public Library WebCat - transcriptions of births - ongoing project, 1885-1888 so far - surname and sex of child, town, date of article - very few have given names

http://wpl.wheaton.lib.il.us:81

Genealogy Trails has user submitted baptisms, birth records and announcements for many Illinois counties, from the 1820's onwards into the 1900's. You may want to modify this Google site search to include a surname, or browse their Illinois databases at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ill/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Cook, Edwards, LaSalle, Marion, Wayne, and Will counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Illinois USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchil.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Illinois:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/

INDIANA

Adams County, Indiana - the Works Progress Administration (WPA) copy of the Birth Records Index for Adams County for 1882 - 1920, definitely contains some errors but still may be useful.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inadams//WPA/WPABirthIndex.html

Hancock County Birth Index transcribed from the WPA Index to Birth Records of Hancock Co., Indiana, for 1882-1920.

http://www.rootsquest.com/indiana/hancock/birth/index.html

Shelby County Indiana GenWeb has transcriptions from the WPA birth indices for 1882-1920, and also has births reported in The Shelbyville Republican for December 1930.

http://www.shelbycountyindiana.org/health_dept.htm

Genealogy Trails has various user submitted indexes and extracts of baptism, christening and birth records and birth notices for many counties in Indiana, from the early 1800's through the mid 1900's. You may want to tailor this Google site search to locate birth or baptism entries of interest to you, or browse the files for specific counties at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ind/

Indiana, Births and Christenings, 1773-1933. FamilySearch has selected births and christenings for the state of Indiana. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings in Indiana, based on the International Genealogical Index. Very few recent records will be available due to privacy laws. We did find some christenings after 1920, but only for people born before 1900. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674814 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Clinton, Howard, Lake, Randolph, St.Joseph, and Vigo counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Indiana USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchin.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Indiana:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/

IOWA

Iowa Births and Christenings - FamilySearch has indexed nearly 2 million records from about 1830 to 1950. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be available in index. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674820 (requires Javascript)

Iowa: County Births, 1880-1935. Index consists of fairly detailed extracts of birth records through 1935. This collection was only 18% completed as of October 2011, so be sure to check back in a month or two. For more information about this collection, see it's wiki page. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1821206 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has a variety of user submitted birth and baptism records and announcements for Appanoose, Cedar, Clinton, Dallas, Henry, Kossuth, Pocahontas, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Sioux, and Winnebago counties in Iowa, currently from 1825 to 1935. You may want to modify this Google site search to include a county or surname, or browse the county pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/iowa/

Iowa USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchia.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Iowa:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ia/

KANSAS

Decatur County - Early Birth Record extracts for Nov. 1885 - July 1911

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/Birth%20Records/birth_records_page_1.htm

Miami County, Kansas - Birth notices for 1884-1911

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/miami/birth/

Rooks County, Kansas Birth Record transcriptions from about 1888 to 1901

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/rooks/vitals/birthrcd.txt

Scott County, Kansas, Early Birth Record transcriptions from 1904 to 1911

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/scott/EarlyBirths.html

Sumner County, Kansas - page includes a few selected Birth records transcriptions, along with other record types

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/sumner/gleanings.html

Kansas Births and Christenings from about 1818-1936. Index to nearly 60,000 birth, baptism and christening records from Atchison, Butler, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Jackson, Jefferson, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Nemaha, Neosho, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, and Wyandotte counties. Recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674839 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth records and announcements for many Kansas counties, ranging from 1878 to 1954. You may want to modify this Google site search to include a surname or specific county, or browse the counties listed on their Kansas births page.

http://www.genealogytrails.com/kan/BirthsRecords.html

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Johnson, Sedgwick, and Shawnee counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Kansas USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchks.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Kansas:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ks/

KENTUCKY

Christian County, Kentucky Birth Records for 1911-1930

http://www.westernkyhistory.org/christian/birth/birthindex.html

Fayette County Kentucky 1911-1930 Birth Index

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/births/births_1911_1930.htm

Floyd County, Kentucky Births 1853-1975

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Ekyfloyd/births.htm

Kentucky - Family Search has indexed about 547,000 selected birth, baptism and christening records from nearly every county in Kentucky, from about 1839-1960. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth transcriptions for many Kentucky counties, 1840-1910. You may want to add a surname or county to this Google site search or browse specific county pages from their Kentucky page at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ken/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Databases include selected early Kentucky Birth Records, from Elliott County for 1874-1876, and Mercer County for 1786-1921, as well as Martin County Bailey Births and an index of 1911-1912 births. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Kentucky USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchky.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Kentucky:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/

LOUISIANA

Orleans Parish Louisiana Birth Index

http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/641/Default.aspx (uses "frames")
 
http://vitalrecords.sos.louisiana.gov/Births/DataView.aspx?pid=36 (frameless access)

Family Search has indexed about 17,000 selected Louisiana birth and christening records from about 1811-1830 and 1854-1934, primarily from Orleans. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674847 (requires Javascript)

Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1910, 1960. This collection includes images of births and of a birth index, but only for the year 1910 in Orleans Parish. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1929995 (Javascript required)

The OldenTimes.com has birth announcements from New Orleans, Louisiana for 1912 and 1913. They are currently listed on pages 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11, but you may want to use this FreeFind Site Search to find them. Note that some of the notices have not been transcribed, and you will need to view the images to see if they are of interest rather than depend on the search engine to find them.

http://theoldentimes.com/births.html

Genealogy Trails has a variety of transcriptions, including selected birth and baptismal records from Natchitoches, New Orleans, Plaquemine, St. Landry, St Martin, Union, and Vermillion parishes in Louisiana, from 1787 to as recent as 1920. You may want to tailor this Google site search to include a name and location, or browse the Louisiana databases at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/lou/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from DeSoto and Orleans counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Louisiana USGenWeb has many volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following page that requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchla.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Louisiana:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/

MAINE

Maine Genealogy Archives - many databases including transcriptions of births and baptisms for the 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s.

http://www.mainegenealogy.net/2006/05/birth-and-baptism-records.html

Maine Births and Christenings 1739-1900 - Index for 940,882 birth, baptism and christening records including selected records from every county in Maine. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674856 (requires Javascript)

Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907. Browsable images of birth records. Collection has been partially indexed for searching by name. As of November 2012, only births from 1892-1907 have been indexed but these later records do have fairly complete information including maiden name of mother.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1803978 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails birth extracts and announcements from 1779-1888 include selected entries for Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington counties in Maine. You may browse the databases below, or may wish to personalize this Google site search.

http://www.genealogytrails.com/maine/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Databases for Maine include selected births registered in Cumberland, Lincoln, and Somerset Counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Maine USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchme.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Maine:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/

MARYLAND

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

Index to over 200,000 birth, baptism and christening records in Maryland from about 1650 onwards. Entries include nearly every county. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674912 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth and baptismal record transcriptions, including entries for Allegany, Harford, Saint Mary's, and Queen Anne's counties in Maryland, for 1635 into the early 1900s. You may want to tailor this Google site search to include a name, or browse the Maryland databases at:

http://genealogytrails.com/mary/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Baltimore and Montgomery counties in Maryland. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Maryland USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchmd.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Maryland:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/md/

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Vital Records Search - gives name, place, and year of birth, not exact date

http://www.sec.state.ma.us/vitalrecordssearch/vitalrecordssearch.aspx

Massachusetts - FamilySearch has indexed selected Births and Christenings, 1639 - 1915. This database apparently has 4,643,200 records as of December 16, 2010. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675197 (requires Javascript)

Family Search also has Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915. This collections consists of browsable images of ledger books in which births were recorded. Includes names and birthplaces of parents along with the birthdate and birthplace of the child. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1536925 (requires Javascript)

Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920. Collection of browsable images includes births, but only for the years 1916-1920 (as of 6 Jan 2012). You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1928860 (requires Javascript)

Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Towns Records, 1579-2001. Browsable images including birth records from offices of town clerks for all 14 counties. Years of coverage vary by town.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2061550 (requires Javascript)

Jane Devlin has transcriptions of vital records from many early Massachusetts history books, including births and baptisms from the 1600's to the 1800's. To simplify your search, you may wish to use the FreeFind Search box there.

http://dunhamwilcox.net/ma/0_ma-index.htm

Scituate, Massachusetts Vital Records including births and baptisms from the early 1600's up to 1850 have been transcribed by D. Pane-Joyce. The five pages of births and baptisms are in Book I.

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/scituate/VitalRecords.html

Springfield, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1638-1887. This collection includes an index as well as browsable images of town records and includes births and baptisms. Years covered will vary by locality. To learn more about these records, read the Wiki page. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1865477

Thomas Doughton's "New England Records for People of Color, Native Americans and African Americans," has vital records including births for the areas of Worcester, Massachusetts 1850-1890 and Sturbridge, Massachusetts 1860-1953. The site has disappeared from the web, but you can view the Wayback Machine's caches of these pages using the following links:

Cache of http://geocities.com/quinnips/records/worbirths.html
 
Cache of http://geocities.com/quinnips/records/sturbridge.html

MA-VitalRecords has transcriptions of Early Vital Records of Massachusetts including births up through 1849 - you may want to simplify your search by adding your surname of interest to a Google site search of this site. However, note some records are browse only, and you may need to do some surfing there to find them.

http://MA-VitalRecords.org/

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth records and announcements for Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Suffolk, and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, ranging from as early as 1700 into the 1800s. You may want to tailor this Google site search to include a name of interest to you, or browse the files for each county at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/mass/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Barnstable, Bennington, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes (Marthas Vineyard), Essex, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Massachusetts USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchma.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Massachusetts:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ma/

MICHIGAN

Family Search has indexed 1,631,192 Michigan Births and Christening records for about 1775-1995. More recent records may not be available due to privacy laws.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675348 (requires Javascript)

The LDS FamilySearch site has statewide Michigan birth registration entries for 1867-1902. Searchable index with images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 (requires Javascript)

"Early" Michigan Births Database consists of contributions by researchers like yourself, from their records. Sources used are indicated for each entry, and may include birth certificates, death records, baptismal or christening records, obituaries, birth announcements, and so on. Submitter contact information is included with each entry to facilitate networking and sharing. Most entries are for births in the 1800s, but there also are entries for 1900 births on people who have passed away.

http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mfhn_births/Default.aspx

Clinton County, Michigan - extracts of newspaper birth announcements and birth data from the Westphalia School Census. Although they say site has births to 1900, searching can produce births from approximately 1850 to 1907, is an ongoing project.

http://www.dewittlibrary.org/CCHS/births.htm

Monroe, Michigan - St. Mary Catholic Church Baptisms 1830 to 1839 - includes names of parents and date of birth

http://monroe.lib.mi.us/Documents/StMary1830-1839.pdf

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth records and announcements for many counties in Michigan, some as early as 1805. Some counties have dozens of births, but many others have only one or two entries. You may want to ease your search by tailoring this Google site search to include your family name, and consider submitting records to help the Michigan births page grow.

http://www.genealogytrails.com/mich/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Huron, Iron, Oakland and Wayne counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Michigan USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchmi.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Michigan:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Birth Certificate Index (government site, currently covers 1900-1934)

http://people.mnhs.org/bci/

Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983. Years covered vary by county. We have found records for up to 1912. Browse images, not yet indexed. According to this collection's Family Search wiki page, confidential information from illegitimate births and adoptions has been "masked from this collection." You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1920099

Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002. Searchable index of over 4 million birth records held at Minnesota Department of Health. Includes full names of parents and date and place of birth. We found records up to 1998.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949334 (requires Javascript)

FamilySearch has indexed over a million selected Minnesota Births and Christenings, from about 1840-1980 . More recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1680827 (requires Javascript)

John and Jan Dalby have transcribed births from the area of Rice County for about 1870-1885 as well as including some baptisms for 1920-1936 (click on "Church Records" for the baptisms)

http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=birthsearch

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth and baptismal record transcriptions as well as selected birth announcements for about a dozen Minnesota counties, some from as early as 1870, and some as recent as 1935. You may want to modify this Google site search to fit your interests and ease your search, or browse the records by county at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/minn/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Anoka, Fillmore, Morrison, and Olmsted counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Minnesota USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchmn.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Minnesota:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/mn/

MISSISSIPPI

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

Mississippi Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth record and christening transcriptions and selected birth announcements for Adams, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Union and Wayne counties, from 1808 into the 1900's, as well as family bible record transcriptions from other counties. You may want to add a name to this Google site search, or browse the Mississippi county pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/miss/

Mississippi USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchms.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Mississippi:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ms/

MISSOURI

Missouri State Archives: Missouri Digital Heritage: Birth and Death Records before 1910 (primarily 1883 to 1893)

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/

Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935. FamilySearch has selected births and christenings for the state of Missouri. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings in the State of Missouri, based on the International Genealogical Index. Very few records, if any, are available for after 1900 due to privacy laws. We only found births through 1897, and one christening for 1908, but you may find others. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1680833 (requires Javascript)

Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Louis - indexes of baptisms from 1848 to 1909. (Page may be temporarily unavailable, try google's cache of the page for description and library contact information.)

http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/luth-indx/imluth-main-index.htm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri - baptisms 1849-1904

http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/stpauls/stpaulsmainindex.htm

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth and baptism record listings and transcriptions for many Missouri counties, from as early as 1753, mostly in the 1800's, but also including some records up to after 1940. You may want to tailor this Google site search to fit your needs, or browse the pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/mo/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births and baptisms from Boone, Cape Girardeau, Clark, Gentry, Moniteau, Right, Washington, Worth and Wright counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Rootsweb's User Contributed Church Records Databases also include selected baptisms from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob. Choose christening, baptism, or baptisms from the dropdown menu to narrow your search.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/churchrecords

Missouri USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchmo.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Missouri:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/

MONTANA

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1861-2004. Birth certificates, including documents from the counties of Deer Lodge for 1910-1921, Lewis and Clark 1923-1927, and Silver Bow for 1840-1919. Includes maiden names, and occupations, and birthplaces of parents. Births for more counties may be added to collection as time goes on, so check the current menu in case a county of interest has been added. The other years indicated in official name of collection are for death records.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1930397 (requires Javascript)

Cascade, Montana: County Records, 1888-1945, including births for 1893-1933. Browsable images, years covered vary by location. We have found some birth certificates up to 1920, and there also are birth index images up to 1933.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1926700

Lewis and Clark County, Montana - listing of 1865-1925 births derived from U. S. Passport Applications.

http://www.genealogytrails.com/mon/lewisandclark/births_frompassportapps.html

Rosebud, Montana: County Records. Collection includes browsable images of births. Vital records in this data set range from 1882 up to 1930. You may wish to read the Wiki page for more information about the collection. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1908714

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database includes some records from Montana. This is only an index of selected records from around that time span. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Chouteau and Custer counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Montana USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchmt.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Montana:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/mt/

NEBRASKA

Listing of births that appeared in Omaha area newspapers in the 1800's and 1900's - ongoing project

http://omahabirths.wordpress.com/

Jefferson County, Nebraska - selected extracts of newspaper birth announcements 1899-1920

http://genealogytrails.com/neb/jefferson/births.html

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database includes some records from Nebraska. This is an index of selected records from the late 1800's onwards, with more recent records not shown for privacy protection. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Cedar, Cuarter, Richardson, and Sarpy counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Nebraska USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchne.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Nebraska:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/

NEVADA

Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992. Browsable image collection including various birth registers, indexes and certificates from courthouses in Douglas, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Nye, Ormsby, Storey, WhitePine counties. Dates of coverage vary by locale, all include births from 1887-1911, some counties have birth information up through around 1980.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2053817 (requires Javascript)

Elko County, Nevado: Selected Birth Announcements from 1889

http://genealogytrails.com/nev/elko/births.html

Reno, Washoe County, Nevada - Birth Notices from 1870-71

http://www.idreamof.com/birth/nv/birth_notices/1870.htm

The OldenTimes.com has transcribed a few birth notices from Nevada for 1874 and 1879. You can view pages 3, 4, 9, and 10 using the link below, or try this FreeFind Site Search to bring up the Nevada clippings themselves more easily.

http://theoldentimes.com/births.html

NEW HAMPSHIRE

We have not found many free birth index records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the suggestions on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

The LDS Family Search site has indexed over 400,000 New Hampshire Birth and Christening records for about 1714-1904. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1680836 (requires Javascript)

New Hampshire - the LDS FamilySearch site has Early Birth records from the 1600's up to 1900. [NOTE: yes, settlers were there that early, see this colonial history page.]

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1542861 (requires Javascript)

New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947. Includes records from all 10 Counties in New Hampshire: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan. But availability of birth records and years of coverage does vary by town. Note that the "town records" can also include births, so check those books as well.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987741 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has selected birth extracts for Charlestown, Londonderry, Marlborough, and New Durham, New Hampshire from 1682 to 1911. You may want to tailor this Google site search to fit your needs, or browse the New Hampshire pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/newham/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Grafton, Rockingham, Strafford and other counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

New Hampshire USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchnh.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for New Hampshire:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/nh/

NEW JERSEY

FamilySearch has indexed over 2 million New Jersey Births and Christenings, from about 1660 onwards, from the state of New Jersey. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675383 (requires Javascript)

Jane Devlin has transcriptions of vital records from several early New Jersey history books, including births and baptisms from the 1700's to the 1800's. To simplify your search, you may wish to use her FreeFind Search box.

http://dunhamwilcox.net/0_nj-index.htm

Olive Tree has baptismal records from some Dutch New Jersey churches ranging from the late 1700's into the 1820's. Scroll past all the ads, and near the bottom of the page, you can choose a database to view, or try a site search to search all databases in one step.

http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/usa/nj/njchurch.shtml

Burlington County Library has over 10,000 newspaper birth and birthday announcement transcriptions primarily from the 1970's and 1980's, but some date back to the 1800's.

http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/newspapers/nni/

Genealogy Trails has various user submitted birth record transcriptions for Burlington, Middlesex and Ocean counties in New Jersey, ranging from 1656-1845, You may want to modify this Google site search to look for your family, or browse the pages for all New Jersey counties at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/njer/

The following Rootsweb page has transcriptions of Baptisms of the Dutch Reformed Church of Bergen, New Jersey from 1666-1789.

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rbillard/bergen_baptisms.htm

The following Rootsweb site has transcriptions of Births and Baptisms from the Dutch Reformed Church, Stone House Plain, Brookdale, Essex County, New Jersey for 1800-1850.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mqueman/stone.html

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Atlantic, Camden, Essex, and Gloucester counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

New Jersey USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchnj.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for New Jersey:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/nj/

NEW MEXICO

Chaves County, Births 1903-1907, 1908, 1909

http://www.nmchaves.net/nmchaves/records.html

Taos County - selected births from 1701-1840 and 1869-1898, and selected baptismal records from the Santa Cruz Catholic Church 1731-1819, San Juan 1801-1857, the Picuries Catholic Church 1779-1828, and from the Costilla Sacred Heart Catholic Church, for 1865-1885

http://www.kmitch.com/Taos/resource.htm

New Mexico Births and Christenings 1726-1918 - Family Search has indexed about 435,000 selected births, baptisms and christenings, including events in Bernalillo, Colfax, Doña Ana, Grant, Guadalupe, Lincoln, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance and Valencia counties. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1680839 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has various user submitted birth and christening record entries and announcements for Eddy, Lincoln, Luna, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, and Valencia counties, mostly between 1692 and 1915, but some in the mid to late twentieth century. You may want to edit this Google site search to fit your needs, or browse the New Mexico county pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/newmex/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from over twenty counties in New Mexico. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

New Mexico USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchnm.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for New Mexico:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/

NEW YORK

New York City Birth Index, 1901-1907 for all five burroughs, and also the years 1880-1900 for Kings and Manhattan. includes name, date, certificate number - you can access this database via any of the next three webpages.

http://www.GermanGenealogyGroup.com/NYCBirths.stm
 
http://www.theggg.org/NYCBirths.stm
 
http://www.italiangen.org/NYCBirthsearch.asp

Many New York City birth records and transcription databases and links - mostly mid to late 1800's - some certificates available with a self-addressed, stamped envelope:
 

http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Birth/index.html

Early Brooklyn & Queens Birth Database - ongoing transcription project - 1847-1898

http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/townbirthsearch.asp

Albany, New York: baptismal records of the Reformed Dutch Church for 1683-1809, excerpted from the Year Books of the Holland Society of New York. The links to the nine pages which include baptisms are clearly labelled.

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany/refchurch.html

READY Buffalo, New York, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1812-1970. This collection of browsable images includes baptisms from about 1812 to 1951.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1972757 (requires Javascript)

New York City: Saint Peter's Lutheran Church Records, 1862-1955. Browsable church record images including births and christenings. Records may be in German, we found only baptisms up to 1924, but you may find more recent ones. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1921435 (requires Javascript)

OliveTreeGenealogy has many New York church records transcription databases, including baptisms going back to 1639. Scroll past all the ads, and near the bottom of the page, you can choose a database to view, or try a site search to search all databases in one step.

http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/church/

Jane Devlin has transcriptions of vital records from early New York church records, including baptisms from the 1700's to the 1800's. To simplify your search, you may wish to use the FreeFind search box on the page.

http://dunhamwilcox.net/0_ny-index.htm

NYVAGENEALOGY has user contributed birth announcements for various burroughs of New York City 1926-1963, and Queens County Sentinel birth announcements 1863-1877. There also are some stray birth announcements on other pages, so you may want to try adding a name to this Google site search in case your birth is one of those.

http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/NYBIRTHANOUNCEMENTS.html
 
http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/QUEENSBIRTH.html

New York Births and Christenings - Family Search has indexed over a million New York birth, baptism and christening records from about 1640 to 1962, but more recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. The database includes information from Albany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Erie, Greene, Jefferson, New York, Niagara, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Queens, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Tompkins and Wayne counties. This collection is based on the International Genealogical Index (IGI). Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1680842 (requires Javascript)
 

Genealogy Trails' user submitted birth and baptismal records and announcements include New York entries for Albany, Essex, Franklin, New York City, Ontario, Schenectady and Ulster counties, from as early as 1660 up into the 1920's. You may want to tailor this Google site search or browse the New York State and county pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ny/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Albany, Bronx, Cattaraugus, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, New York, Queens, Rensselaer and Richmond counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Rootsweb's User Contributed Church Records Databases also include selected baptisms from St. Barnabas Church, Stockport for 1865-1951; the Methodist Episcopal Church, of Richmondville for 1867-1892; and from St. John's Episcopal Church, Massena, for 1874-1914. Choose christening, baptism, or baptisms from the dropdown menu to narrow your search.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/churchrecords

And, Rootsweb's User Contributed Newspaper Index Databases also include selected births reported October 16, 1933 in the New York Times and, for St. Lawrence County, an Index of Births recorded in the Gouverneur Herald 1861-1903. You may choose "New York" and "births" from the dropdown menu to narrow your search.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/news

New York USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchny.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for New York:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/

NORTH CAROLINA

Cherokee County, North Carolina - Index of Delayed Birth Certificates 1873-1953

http://www.goldenbranches.com/nc-state/cherokee/ccbc-dbt.html

North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000. Searchable index of nearly 7 million birth records held at North Carolina State Archive. Includes full names of parents and date and place of birth, although earlier records may only have one parent listed.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949336 (requires Javascript)

Davidson County, North Carolina - the LDS FamilySearch site has browsable vital records for 1867-1984. More recent births may not be available due to privacy restrictions. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1387049 (requires Javascript)

Moore County, North Carolina: The Register of Deeds Office has an index of Moore County birth records from about 1915 to the present. Names of parents, including mother's maiden name. Requires Javascript for full functionality of buttons, but you can do a basic search by surname without Javascript, will need Javascript to access complete results if there is more than one page. You will need to agree to their terms on the main page before you can reach the births search page.

http://rod.moorecountync.gov/

North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964. Family Search has indexed about 156,000 birth and christening records, including selected records from about a third of North Carolina's counties: Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Brunswick, Buncombe, Cumberland, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Halifax, Jackson, Jones, Mecklenburg, Moore, New Hanover, Northampton, Perquimans, Pitt, Rutherford, Sampson, Surry, Swain, Union, Vance, Washington, and Wayne counties. Recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675484 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted Vance County Birth Records transcriptions for 1881, 1882, 1912, and 1914 so far, and a few births from bible records from Greene County for 1841-63. You may want to use this Google site search, or look for new entries for these and other North Carolina counties at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ncar/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Haywood and Surry counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

North Carolina USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchnc.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for North Carolina:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/

NORTH DAKOTA

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

Pembina, North Dakota - births and christenings from the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church for 1884-1888.

http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/pembina/baptism/icelandicevanluthbap.html

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from the State of North Dakota.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

North Dakota USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchnd.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for North Dakota:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/nd/

OHIO

Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909. Search index consisting of extracts from over 2 million birth records. Years covered vary by county, and the images are also online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1932106 (requires Javascript)

Ohio, Cleveland, Trinity Lutheran Church Records, 1853-2013. Browse Trinity Lutheran church record images from Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. Baptisms do not have a separate book so you will have to browse through other types of records to find them. Not indexed for text search.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection /2115643 (requires Javascript)

Fayette County Births - Carnegie Public Library - Washington Courthouse, Ohio - full transcription of birth records for 1909-1999

http://www.cplwcho.org/birth_search.php

Greene County - Public Library - Birth Records, 1869-1909

http://www.greenelibrary.info/Collections-and-Resources/Birth-Records-1869-1909.html

The Lawrence Register - this independent volunteer website has Lawrence County, Ohio births from newspaper announcements, and extracted from health department and Probate Court records - births range from 1850 to 1940 (formerly at http://lawco.rayhaas.us/births/index/index.htm)

http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/births/index/index.htm

The LDS FamilySearch site has images from the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio Roman Catholic Parish Registers, 1796 through 2004. Includes baptisms. Browse only, not indexed. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1494476 (requires Javascript)

Ohio Births and Christenings 1821-1962 - Family Search has indexed 4,767,895 birth and christening records, with listings from nearly every county. Recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1680845 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted transcriptions of birth and baptism lists and announcements for many Ohio counties, from as early as 1821 up to 1980. Note some birth entries are extracted from obituaries and other death records. You may want to modify this Google site search to ease your search, or browse for new entries starting from the Ohio page at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ohio/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Butler, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lucas, Meigs and Muskingum counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Ohio USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchoh.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Ohio:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/oh/

OKLAHOMA

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

The Genealogy Trails site includes a small number of user submitted birth record extracts and announcements for the Oklahoma counties of Grady, Harmon, Kay, Lincoln, and Pottawatomie for 1896 - 2009, and births extracted from census records for the Eastern Shawnee Tribe for 1903-1939. You may want to tailor this Google site search to include a name or location, or browse the Oklahoma pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/oka/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Atoka, Bryan, Caddo, Cleveland, Ellis, Greer, Jackson, Oklahoma, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa and Woodward counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Oklahoma USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchok.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Oklahoma and the Native American Nations:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/

OREGON

Oregon Historical Records Index has Birth records, primarily for Portland, there may be others listed as "delayed births."

http://genealogy.state.or.us

Births and Christenings in Oregon for about 1868-1929. Family Search has indexed about 70,000 records, with some from nearly every county but, some of the counties have less than half a dozen events in the database. The more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675468 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted extracts of birth and baptism records and announcements for Clackamas, Coos, Curry, Lane and Yamhill counties, mostly for 1875-1924. You may wish to modify this Google site search to include a name, or browse the Oregon pages starting at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ore/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Clackamas county. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Oregon USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchor.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Oregon:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/

PENNSYLVANIA

Blair County: Altoona Mirror Birth Notices Index - 1970's thru 2000's

http://www.altoonalibrary.org/births/default.htm

The Pennsylvania Roots websites has a significant number of transcribed birth and other records for all of Pennsylvania's counties. You can either perform a search of the whole site for the name of interest, or narrow your search to a particular county. If you wish to narrow your search to a particular county, click on the name of that county, and then enter the name of interest into the search box. Within that county, you can also click on the link for "Birth Records" to limit your results to Birth Records for that county.

http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?100

Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950. FamilySearch has a collection of selected births and christenings for the state of Pennsylvania. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings in the State of Pennsylvania based on the International Genealogical Index. Despite the official name of the collection, very few records, if any, are available for after 1910 due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1681005 (requires Javascript)

Butler County Birth Records starting with 1852, not all years

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pabutler/Births.htm

Birth transcriptions for Plymouth Township, Montgomery County from the 1600's to the 1800's.

http://dunhamwilcox.net/0_pa-index.htm

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906. This collection is a detailed birth index which includes names of child and both parents. Access to this detailed information is open to everyone. However, while the images used to create the index are online, only signed in members of supporting organizations are allowed to view them. Signed in LDS church members may also experience issues with the images, see the known issues page for this collection and this forum post for more details.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1951739 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has a variety of user submitted birth and baptismal record extracts and announcements for Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Clearfield, Columbia, Dauphin, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Lehigh, McKean, Montgomery, Montour and Venango counties in Pennsylvania, including entries from as early as 1731 up to 1933. You may want to tailor this Google site search to include a name or county, or browse databases by starting at the Pennsylvania page at Genealogy Trails:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/penn/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Allegheny, Blair, Cambria, Lackawanna, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Sullivan and York counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Rootsweb's User Contributed Church Records Databases also include selected baptisms from Port Carbon Methodist Church in Schuylkill County. Choose christening, baptism, or baptisms from the dropdown menu to narrow your search.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/churchrecords

Pennsylvania USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchpa.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Pennsylvania:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/

RHODE ISLAND

We have not found many free birth index records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the suggestions on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

FamilySearch has indexed nearly a million selected Births and Christenings, 1600-1914 from Rhode Island. Earlier records may list father and not mother. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675525 (requires Javascript)

Providence County, Rhode Island: Transcriptions of Births Recorded from around 1655 to 1850.

http://www.genealogyforum.com/files/RI/pbirth.htm

Genealogy Trails has various user submitted birth and baptismal record transcriptions for Kent, Newport, Providence, and Washington counties in Rhode Island, from 1833 up into the 1890's. You may want to add a surname to this Google site search, or browse the pages for all Rhode Island counties at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ri/

We also located one other set of births databases for Rhode Island, the 1850 through 1878 Birth Indexes for Tefft and Teft Surnames, at Rhode Island GenWeb.

http://files.usgwarchives.net/ri/statewide/vitals/teft.txt

SOUTH CAROLINA

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.

South Carolina, Births and Christenings, 1846-1935. FamilySearch has selected births and christenings for the state of South Carolina. FamilySearch has a name search for selected births and christenings in the State of South Carolina based on the International Genealogical Index. Despite the official name of the collection, very few records, if any, are available for after 1900 due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675535 (requires Javascript)

Register of St. Philip's Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina includes births dating 1711 through 1758 - parents are listed

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/southcarolina/stphilip.htm

South Carolina Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth and delayed birth records for Aiken, Charleston, and Newberry counties, ranging from 1711 to 1904 and at least one birth announcement, for 1921 in Richland county. You may want to tailor this Google site search to suit your needs, or browse all South Carolina pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/scar/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Bucks county. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Department of Health - Birth Record Search (birth dates over 100 years ago)

http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.asp

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth announcements and birth index listings for Beadle, Brown, Corson, Harding and Lyman counties in South Dakota. Most of the birth index entries for 1882-1909 are extracted from the online South Dakota Department of Health Birth Record Search mentioned directly above, but there are also other birth extracts and announcements for as recent as 1969. You may want to add a name to this Google site search, or browse all South Dakota databases at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/sdak/

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database has some records from South Dakota. This is an index of selected records from around that time span, with more recent records not shown for privacy protection. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Moody and Pennington counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

TENNESSEE

FamilySearch has indexed about 211,000 selected Births and Christenings from about 1828-1939 from the state of Tennessee. Some recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1681012 (requires Javascript)

Davidson County Birth Records, 1908-1912, have been indexed by The Friends of Archives, a chapter of Friends of the Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Enashvillearchives/birthsco.html

Nashville Birth Records 1881-1913, have been indexed by The Friends of Archives, a chapter of Friends of the Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County.

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nashvillearchives/births81.html

Shelby County Births - Partial Index - around 1880 thru 1906 - images online

http://register.shelby.tn.us (Javascript required)

The OldenTimes.com has selected birth notices for Tennessee for 1879-1919. The clippings are currently listed on pages 4, 7, and 11. You can view those pages, or you may want to try this FreeFind Site Search. Note that some of notices may not have been transcribed, and you will need to view the clippings to see if they are of interest rather than depend on the search engine to find your name.

http://theoldentimes.com/births.html

Genealogy Trails has user submitted births, baptisms and delayed birth certificate transcriptions and announcements including Bedford, Benton, Cannon, Carroll, Chester, Decatur, Dickson, Henderson, Hickman, Houston, Jackson, Madison, Obion, Sevier and Shelby counties in Tennessee, from as early as 1801 up into the 1950's. You may want to add a surname to this Google site search or browse all Tennessee Trails pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/tenn/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Crockett, Henry, Houston, Meekly, Monroe and Williamson counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

TEXAS

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Search index of over 17 million birth records from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The older records do not include names of parents, the more recent records do have them.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 (requires Javascript)

FamilySearch has indexed 560,870 selected Births and Christenings from 1840-1981 from the state of Texas. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 (requires Javascript)

Family Search has another database consisting of browsable images of Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934, which can also be searched by name. Years covered may vary by locality. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 (requires Javascript)

Footnote.com, now called Fold3.com, has been in the process of digitizing early Texas birth certificates for the years 1903-10 and 1926-29. A small image of the certificate is available for free, full sized images do cost.

http://www.fold3.com/title_478/texas_birth_certificates/

Family Tree Legends has put a free index of Texas birth records online. They say it is for 1926-1995, but we have only found free records for the 1940's through 1995.

http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/txbirths

Coleman County, Texas Birth Index Page

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jrterry/colemancounty/birth/index.html

Comanche County, Texas Records, 1858-1955 - includes browsable births for 1866 to 1933.

You may need to sign in to view images.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1831470

El Paso County Clerk - Birth Records Search

http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx

Gregg County

http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/A2WebUI/Birth/SearchEntry.aspx images require "Java Virtual Machine"

Hood County Texas Birth Record Transcriptions 1903-1928 and 1926-1995

http://www.granburydepot.org/MainIndex.htm#birth

Mills County, Texas - County Clerk Records, 1841-1985. Family Search has browsable images of records of births, delayed births and birth amendments for Mills County. Years covered may vary by locality and recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1837923 (requires Javascript)

Winkler County, Texas - Birth Index Transcriptions for 1927-1997

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwinkle/births.htm

The OldenTimes.com has selected birth announcement images and transcriptions from Texas for 1880-1918. They are currently listed on pages 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11, or you may want to use this FreeFind Site Search to locate them. Note that some of the notices have not been transcribed, and you will need to view the images to see if they are of interest rather than depend on the search engine to find a particular name or person.

http://theoldentimes.com/births.html

Genealogy Trails has a variety of of user submitted selected births for many Texas counties, including entries for 1836-1960. You may want to add a name this Google site search to ease your search, but the site has been redesigned. So, if you find any broken links, you will need to view the search engine's cache of the page or find the page by browsing the Texas Trails pages for that county, accessible at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/tex/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from over fifty Texas counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Texas USGenWeb has some volunteer transcriptions of births online, searchable with the following link which requires javascript:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/search/search.cgi/searchtx.htm

If you wish to use other ways of searching by browsing or doing a search engine "site search", here is the URL for the USGenweb archives for Texas:

http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/

UTAH

Utah Births and Christenings 1892-1941 - This FamilySearch index contains about 48,000 birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Utah for 1892-1941. The more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675542 (requires Javascript)

Davis County, Utah: County Records. Browse images including those of birth registers for 1898-1905. Includes parents names, for more information about this collection, see it's wiki page at FamilySearch. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1922448

Family Search has Salt Lake, Utah County Birth Records, 1890-1915. Browsable images which can also be searched by name. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1464677

The following government site has some Birth Registers online for 1898-1905. The main page will search all of their digital archives for a surname or full name, but there will be other vital records in addition to births in the results:

http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/ (site may not work in all browsers)

To find out which counties have birth index records online, and be able to search them individually, see the following page. Those counties which have "Online Index" indicated for them, can be searched, one county at a time, for birth records, by clicking on the "Online Index" link:

http://archives.utah.gov/research/guides/birth.htm (site may not work in all browsers)

If you find the Utah Archive site's buttons do not work in your browser, please try sending them a site comment, but also please email the details about your browser and computer here so we can get them to make the site more accessible.

Genealogy Trails has user submitted selected birth listings, transcriptions and announcements for Daggett, Salt Lake, and Summit counties in Utah, ranging from as early as 1856 up to 1937. You may wish to add a surname to this Google site search, or browse the Utah pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/utah/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Cache, Emery, Garfield, Juab, Kane, Millard, Salt Lake, Uintah and Utah counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

VERMONT

Brighton, Essex County, Vermont - births for 1809 through 1852, extracted from Town Records - includes a few births in New Hampshire as well as a few from the Vermont towns of Concord, Random, and Wenlock

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irishgirl/brighton/births.html

Vermont Births and Christenings 1765-1908. Family Search has indexed about 400,000 birth and christening records from Vermont in this database. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1675544 (requires Javascript)

Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005. Includes birth records for Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, and Washington counties. Years of coverage and amount of detail in the records varies by locale. Some of these are names without dates, others are more complete records. You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1627819 (requires Javascript)

Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005. All 14 Vermont counties are listed with records to browse, but only selected towns in each county have records in this collection. And, of those towns which are listed, some but not of these towns have birth records in the collection.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1987653 (requires Javascript)

Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954. FamilySearch has a searchable name index for images of town clerk transcriptions of vital records on index cards. Births are included, but you will also be finding marriages and deaths, and the images can be browsed. Over 946,000 records in this database (but this tally includes marriages and deaths). You may need to sign in to view images.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1784223 (requires Javascript)

Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-2003. This browsable image collection includes copies of birth records.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2075288 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth record listings, currently with entries for 1758-1871 including entries for Caledonia, Franklin and Windsor counties in Vermont, including some Vermont births from the Sons of Utah Pioneers card index. You may want to tailor this Google site search, or browse the Vermont pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/ver/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Bennington, Caledonia, Rutland and Windham counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

VIRGINIA

Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1917. This database of over a million entries was created from the old International Genealogical Index, and includes IGI Batch numbers for each entry. Includes selected extracts of births from church and civil registrations. Data from extracts submitted by private individuals has not been checked for accuracy or reliability. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1708660

Genealogy Trails has user submitted transcriptions of selected early births and baptisms for Shenandoah County, Virginia for 1765-1773, and various birth transcriptions for Augusta, Alleghany, Bath and Smyth counties for 1853-1896. You may want to add a name this Google site search, or browse for recent additions from the Virginia Genealogy Trails home page at:

http://genealogytrails.com/vir/

NYVAGENEALOGY has user contributed birth transcriptions from the 1600's thru the 1840's, Princess Anne County births for 1853-1856, and baptisms by Reverend Rob Symes, of Christ P.E. Church in Norfolk for 1809-1816. You can try adding a person's full name or surname to this google site search for the statewide birth transcriptions, but the results will not include the 1957 or 1981 birth announcements which are newspaper page images, nor the Princess Ann County births which are on a different site.

http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/VirginiaRecords.html (Scroll down to the links prefaced by VB as in VB1600, VB1700 for birth entries)
 
http://nyvagenealogy.homestead.com/NORFOLKBAPTISMALS.html
 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaprinc2/PACBIRTH.html

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from at least sixteen Virginia counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

WASHINGTON

Washington State is digitizing early births, from about 1890 to around 1907. Only a few counties have been completed, but the site is updated often with additional entries. An excellent site, images of records are online.

http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Search

Washington, County Records, 1856-2009. Browse images of original and delayed birth records and birth returns from the Washington State Archives. Only about half of the many counties listed for browsing have births in this collection. Those with birth records online are, as of April 2013, Adams, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, Franklin, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Snohomish, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom and Yakima. Years of coverage and types of birth records online vary by county. More records should be added later on, but the most recent we saw were for 1948.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1910364 (requires Javascript)

Washington, King County, Delayed Births, 1941-1942. Name search and browsable images of records for delayed births recorded at the King County Courthouse which were applied for during 1941-1942.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1463676 (requires Javascript)

Washington Genealogy Society: Early Kittitas County Birth Record Transcriptions for 1891-1907.

http://www.washingtongenealogy.com/kittitas/kcbirth.htm

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth record entries for many Washington counties, ranging from 1861 up to about 1919. You may want to tailor this Google site search by adding a name, or browse the Washington pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/wash/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Yakima county. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

WEST VIRGINIA

The LDS site has added a database containing birth or baptism data for this state. Until we can revise this section to include it, please be sure to look for it at http://pilot.familysearch.org (Javascript and Flash required).

West Virginia Vital Research Records - Birth Records Search 1800's thru 1933

http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx

West Virginia Births and Christenings 1853-1928. Family Search has indexed about 545,000 records. The more recent records may not be displayed due to privacy laws. . Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1708695 (requires Javascript)

The LDS site has indexed over a million West Virginia Births 1853-1930 (no images). Years covered vary for each county.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1417341 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user submitted birth record information for the West Virginia counties of Grant, Greenbrier, Marion, Monroe, Tyler and Wood, including records ranging from 1811 through 1895. You may want to tailor this Google site search, or browse the West Virginia pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/wva/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Grant, Kanawha, Mason, McDowell, Mercer and Upshur counties. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Rootsweb's User Contributed Church Records Databases include selected baptisms from the First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, for 1822-1886. In addition to other parameters, you can choose christening, baptism, or baptisms from the dropdown menu to narrow your search.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/churchrecords

WISCONSIN

FamilySearch has indexed 1,441,536 selected Births and Christenings from about 1826-1926 for the state of Wisconsin. This database contains about one and a half million records, but the most recent records may not be available due to privacy laws. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1708703 (requires Javascript)

Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907. Search index of nearly 1 million births in Wisconsin, records are at the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Includes birthdate and birthplace but does not include names of parents.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1946789 (requires Javascript)

Wisconsin Historical Society - Partial listing of birth records before 1907

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/

Langlade County, Wisconsin Birth Record Index (to 1907)

http://www.co.langlade.wi.us/Births/

Genealogy Trails has user submitted births for many Wisconsin counties, primarily for 1808-1907. You may want to add a name this Google site search, or browse the Wisconsin pages at:

http://www.genealogytrails.com/wis/

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases include selected births from Milwaukee county. You can perform a search on surname alone, without specifying the location if you are unsure.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/births

Rootsweb's User Contributed Church Records Databases include selected baptisms from the Register of Christ Episcopal Church, in La Crosse, from 1857-1862. Choose christening, baptism, or baptisms from the dropdown menu to narrow your search.

http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/churchrecords

WYOMING

We have found very few free birth index or records sites for this state. Be sure to read the introduction above, as well as the basic information on our birth records home page for more ideas. And please do email us about any other good free birth data sites you find.


 

FamilySearch's "United States Births and Christenings 1867-1931" database has some records from Wyoming. This is an index of selected records from around that time span. Click here for how to purchase copies of indexed records if you need them before they go online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1808995 (requires Javascript)

Genealogy Trails has user selected birth transcriptions for Uinta County 1908-1940 and for Sweetwater County 1899-1945, at the links below. You can browse their pages for all Wyoming counties by clicking here.

Sweetwater Births   http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/sweetwater/births1.html
 
Uinta Births   http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/uinta/births.html

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