Birth Death Certificate Locator Finder Search

Birth Death Certificate Locator Finder Search

Birth Death Certificate Locator Finder Search

Birth Death Certificate Locator Finder Search

Birth Death Certificate Locator Finder Search

These records, collectively known as vital records, can provide details about important milestones in your ancestors’ lives. They include information about the event date and place, parents’ names, occupation, and residence. The cause of death is also included in most death records.

Vital records are a cornerstone of family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more likely to be accurate. This category includes indexes that can help you request copies from vital records keepers and in some cases the images of actual records.

Search Tips

  • To narrow your search, estimate birth dates using the information found in the Census and in other records.
  • Narrow your search for marriage records by looking at the age and birthplace of the first child. This information is also available at the Census Records. Start your search a year or two prior to the child’s birth and gradually widen your search back (and forward) in time until you locate the record.
  • Track your ancestor year to year in City Directories to help zero in on death dates and places. Husbands who predecease their wives will typically stop being listed after death and you’ll often find the wife in his place, listed as “widow.”
  • Court records like wills can help you estimate death dates.








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