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FREE ONLINE UNITED STATES BIRTH INDEXES AND RECORDS

Our free birth records information pages for the United States consist of partial listings 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 for states Alabama through Montana, or on our page for states Nebraska thru Wyoming, 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 on our pages, 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 on our pages, or find any errors or broken links, please email that information to me so we can make these pages 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. It was previously possible to order inexpensive photocopies before the records were put online, detailed on our ordering tips page, but that service has been discontinued.

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 https://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.

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

Click here for quick links to jump to a particular state section on our page. 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.

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 (formerly at prairiebluff.com/algenweb/dallas/stpaulbap.htm)

http://www.dallascountygenealogy.com/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 included selected births from DeKalb, Marshall, and Tallapoosa Counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from Fairbanks and Yukon Koyukuk Counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

ARIZONA

State of Arizona Birth Certificates for 1855-1942 (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.

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 included selected birth transcriptions from Apache, Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, and Santa Cruz Counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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

https://sites.rootsweb.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. Page seems to be offline right now but we found a copy of it at the Internet Archive. It seems to be part of USGenWeb that may have been hosted at genealogyshoppe.

Archive.org's cache of 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.

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. Seems to have formerly been at GenealogyShoppe.

http://www.argenweb.net/sevier/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.

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 included selected births from Drew, Pike, and Polk Counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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, 1905-1995. 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.

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 1921-1925 (formerly at http://www.cagenweb.com/orange/oldvitalsbykerryhallas.html)

https://sites.google.com/site/orangecountycaliforniagenweb/home/vitals-from-old-papers

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

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~npmelton/genealogy/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.org/sf/vitals/sfbir.htm

Yuba Roots had transcriptions of Yuba County Birth Register Records for 1873 - 1923 as well as Delayed Birth Records for the 1800s and 1900s. But that part of the site has disappeared, and we are providing you with a link to Archive.org's copy from 2015.

Archive.org's 2015 copy of 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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from Humboldt, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, and Siskiyou counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from Chaffee, Conejos, Denver, Eagle, Garfield, Larimer, Las Animas, Mesa, Otero, and Pueblo counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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

https://sites.rootsweb.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 - original page is gone but we have provided a link to the Wayback Machine's Feb 2009 copy of the page below.

Archived copy of http://users.rcn.com/lmerrell/willingtonchurch.html

FamilySearch has indexed about 550,000 selected Connecticut Births and Christenings for about 1649-1906.

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 included selected births from Middlesex and Windham counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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 included selected births reported in the News Journal from New Castle County. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/news (discontinued)

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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Newspaper Index Databases included births reported January 17, 1915 and June 3, 1921 in the Washington Post. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/news (discontinued)

FLORIDA

Alachua County, Florida - Index of Delayed Birth Certificates - free images online for births in both the 1800s and 1900s - if the links below do not work, you can browse through the records by selecting a page number on the "Server Error" page and then clicking the "Select Page" button. Once you are on a birth certificate page, you can click on "Next Pagte" or "Previous Page."

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

https://sites.rootsweb.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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from nearly all counties in Florida. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Newspaper Index Databases also included a Brevard County Newspaper Index of selected Births reported 1880-1889. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/news (discontinued)

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.

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

Oglethorpe County Birth Record transcriptions 1875-1878

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~gaogleth/OgleBirths.htm

Upson County, Georgia Delayed Birth Record transcriptions 1873-1900

https://sites.rootsweb.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 included selected births from Cherokee and possibly other counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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 included selected births from Fremont, Lincoln, Madison, and Minidoka counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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.

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results. (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 S so far)

http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/Birth

Wheaton Public Library WebCat - transcriptions of births - ongoing project, 1885-1889 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 included selected births from Cook, Edwards, LaSalle, Marion, Wayne, and Will counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

https://sites.rootsweb.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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from Clinton, Howard, Lake, Randolph, St.Joseph, and Vigo counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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.

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://www.ksgenweb.org/decatur/links_to_births_in_decatur_count.htm

Miami County, Kansas - Birth notices for 1884-1911

http://www.ksgenweb.org/miami/birth/

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

http://www.ksgenweb.org/archives/rooks/vitals/birthrcd.txt

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

http://www.ksgenweb.org/scott/EarlyBirths.html

Sumner County, Kansas - page includes a few selected Birth records transcriptions, along with other record types - was formerly at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/sumner/gleanings.html

http://www.ksgenweb.org/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.

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 included selected births from Johnson, Sedgwick, and Shawnee counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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

https://sites.rootsweb.com/~kyfayett/births/births_1911_1930.htm

Floyd County, Kentucky Births 1853-1975

https://sites.rootsweb.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.

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 included 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. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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 - search for births over 100 years ago

https://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/LocateHistoricalRecords/Pages/LouisianaBirthRecords.aspx (uses "frames")

Family Search has indexed about 17,000 selected Louisiana birth and christening records from about 1811-1830 and 1854-1934, primarily from Orleans.

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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 included selected births from DeSoto and Orleans counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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 included selected births registered in Cumberland, Lincoln, and Somerset Counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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 included selected births from Baltimore and Montgomery counties in Maryland. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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.

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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.

https://mathcs.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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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 included selected births from Barnstable, Bennington, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes (Marthas Vineyard), Essex, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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 included selected births from Huron, Iron, Oakland and Wayne counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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://search.mnhs.org?brand-people

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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.

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

John and Jan Dalby have transcribed births from the area of Rice County primarily for 1870-1941 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 included selected births from Anoka, Fillmore, Morrison, and Olmsted counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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)

https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/birthdeath/#searchdb

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.

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

Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Louis - indexes of baptisms from 1848 to 1909.

https://www.slcl.org/content/immanuel-lutheran-church-baptisms

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

https://www.slcl.org/content/st-pauls-evangelical-lutheran-church-des-peres-baptisms-1849-1904

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 included selected births and baptisms from Boone, Cape Girardeau, Clark, Gentry, Moniteau, Right, Washington, Worth and Wright counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

Rootsweb's User Contributed Church Records Databases also included selected baptisms from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pilot Knob. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/churchrecords (discontinued)

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 will need to sign in to view images and search results.

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.

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

Rootsweb's User Contributed Early Birth Records Databases included selected births from Chouteau and Custer counties. This rootsweb database was taken offline but we are looking for archival copies of this particular set of records. The original URL for the search is below, but is not functional. Try browsing or searching the other databases and collections we list for this state.

http://userdb.rootsweb.com/births (discontinued)

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/

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