When did birth certificates start

when did birth certificates start

Group: Root Admin

From: Lilburn, GA

Surnames:

Inman, Bradley, Byers, Derreberry, Owensby and all various spellings thereof

Around here we are always asking if someone has checked a birth/death certificate of someone, when someone has a question. Those of us that have been researching forever know that most states (with the exception of the New England states) didnt start keeping these records until between 1910-1920.

So. I made this list for you so you know pretty much when each state started http://statearchives.us/public/. of course some counties in states did this before it became "state law" so always double check the county you are researching in and dont take this as *gospel* but as a guideline

· Alabama Birth – 1908 Death - 1908

· Alaska Birth – 1913 Death - 1913

· Arizona Birth – 1909 Death – 1909

· Arkansas Birth – 1914 Death - 1914

· California Birth – 1905 Death - 1905

· Colorado Birth – 1910 Death - 1900

· Connecticut Birth – 1897 Death - 1897

· Delaware Birth – 1913 Death - 1913

· District of Columbia Birth 1874 Death (except for Civil War) 1855

· Florida Birth – 1917 Death - 1917

· Georgia Birth – 1919 Death - 1919

· Hawaii Birth – 1853 Death 1853

· Idaho Birth – 1911 Death - 1911

· Illinois Birth – 1916 Death - 1916

· Indiana Birth – 1907 Death 1907

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Iowa Birth – 1880 Death - 1891

· Kansas Birth – 1911 Death - 1911

· Kentucky Birth – 1911 Death - 1911

· Louisiana Birth – 1914 (City of New Orleans 1790-1847) Death - 1914

· Maine Birth – 1923 Death - 1923

· Maryland Birth – 1898 Death – 1998 (City of Balitmore have both from 1875)

· Massachusetts Birth – 1906 Death – 1906 (some cities have indexes back to 1841)

· Michigan Birth – 1867 Death 1867

· Minnesota Birth – 1900 Death - 1908

· Mississippi Birth – 1912 Death - 1912

· Missouri Birth – 1909 Death - 1909

· Montana Birth – 1907 Death – 1907

· Nebraska Birth – 1904 Death - 1904

· Nevada Birth – 1911 Death - 1911

· New Hampshire Birth – 1883 Death - 1883

· New Jersey Birth – 1848 Death - 1848

· New Mexico Birth – 1920 Death - 1920

· New York Birth – 1881 Death - 1880

· North Carolina Birth – 1913 Death - 1913

· North Dakota Birth – 1893 Death - 1881

· Ohio Birth – 1908 Death - 1908

· Oklahoma Birth – 1908 Death - 1908

· Oregon Birth – 1903 Death - 1903

· Pennsylvania Birth – 1906 Death - 1906

· Rhode Island Birth – 1899 Death - 1949

· South Carolina Birth – 1915 Death - 1915

· South Dakota Birth – 1905 Death - 1908

Source: ancestrallychallenged.com

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