Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Birth certificates as a general rule are very good for identifying key information on a individual. The information was recorded shortly time of the event which improves accuracy. You are able to determine parentage except in instances when a child is born out of wedlock. You get the date they were born, full name if determined and you will be identify if they were born in a hospital. Targets our ancestors at a particular location at a specific time. Pre 1867 in most states they do not exist. This proves to be a challenge in our search.

1 comment:

madhaus burbed said...

Hello, stopping in on the A to Z run! Genealogy is such an interesting field! And your comment on yesterday's entry, Assets, works with what I blog about: Real Estate!

Birth certificates, recorded titles, a couple of ways government records may or may not tell you what you need to know!