Finding Birth Records in the United States
You may need birth records to enroll in
school, obtain a passport, or to research your family history. No two
states are alike in how they store the records and where the records are
stored. Searching for birth records can be a difficult task First, look at
these steps to obtaining a birth record.
You must know where you were born. If you were
adopted or if you don't have a good relationship with your family, you
may not know where you were born. Your birth record will be in the
county of your birth.
Once you determine the county and state, you have to
know which county agency keeps birth records. In many states, the
Department of Health is responsible. Some births are recorded at the
After you find out who has the birth record, you need
to determine the policy for obtaining a copy. Some larger states will
allow you to order a copy of your birth certificate online. If you
order a birth record online, you have to wait for it to be mailed.
Most states however, will require you to come the agency and pick up
your birth certificate in person. Some states have extended the
requirement to allow immediate family members to pick up the records.
Ask about fees as many states charge for sealed copies of birth
You can make the task of searching for birth records
easier. You can eliminate steps by searching for birth records online. How
does it work?
- Use a reputable online record search company that has access
to birth records. You can use our search form at the top of this page to
You can check online birth records here as well.
- Fill out your information. Reputable companies will
keep your information confidential and will not bombard you inbox with
Learn about the specific payment plans. In many
cases, if you are just looking for one birth record, it will cost less
than $20. If you need a lot of birth records, you can sign up for a
plan that will give you unlimited searches. Babybusiness Birth Records
utilizes Clickbank for payments. You have a moneyback guarantee if you
are not satisfied with the service.
You will not be able to purchase a copy of the birth
record from an online search engine, but, you will be able to find the
birth record faster. An online record search company will store birth
records from across the nation in one place. You won't have to call agency
after agency in different parts of your state or in different parts of the
country. By the time you get ready to request the birth record of make the
drive to health department, you will know that the record is in that
county. Whatever reason you need a birth record, using an online search
engine company save you time and money.
Records only has information about events that took place in Nebraska.
Only records that are 50 years old or older may be asked for family
history as stated in the Rules and Regulations Chapter 3 paragraph
3-004.06 Genealogical Use. Birth and death records start in 1904. Some
counties kept records in ledgers before 1904 & 1909. From 1904 to 1911
births were usually filed only under the fatherís name and didn't list the
name of the child. This was only to register the birth not to make a birth
certificate. Certificates for births started in 1912. Beginning in 1941, a
person born in Nebraska before 1905 could ask to have their birth record
put on file (delayed birth). In 1985, birth and death certificates were
sent to Nebraska Vital Records in Lincoln, NE. (except Lancaster & Douglas
Counties). Before October 1, 1985, all delayed birth records granted by
the courts were filed with NE Vital Records in Lincoln, NE.
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
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