If you ever wondered about your birth or a close friend or relative, then an online birth record search is what you need. Birth records are considered public by the government, so anybody can use and find them. These are a few things that you should know before searching:
The Person’s Name: If this is you, this should be easy. If it is someone else, this can be a bit harder, but it is still possible. Remember that you need a real full name. No nicknames. Also, if you or someone you know was adopted at birth and your name was changed, find the adoption agency and ask them for your record so you can see your original birth name.
Date of Birth: Luckily, with the advent of the internet, you can do a broad search of years if you do not know the exact birth date or year. However, if you do know an exact date or even a year, this will narrow down your search greatly.
Once you have submitted your search, you should immediately find results like these:
Place of birth: You should be able to see what city, state, and hospital the person was born in.
Doctor’s name: You will be given the name of the doctor that delivered you. This can be especially helpful since some doctors keep more detailed records on patients than some hospitals do. Find the doctor, and you may find more information on the person you are searching for.
Name of parents: The mothers name will always be on the birth record, along wit her maiden name. If the father in unknown or the baby was conceived “scientifically,” then there will not be a father’s name on there. An example of “scientifically” would be in vitro fertilization, where the biological father may not be named.
Age of parents: Ever wondered how old mom really was when she gave birth to you? Now you can find out!
Occupation of parents: Everybody wants to know what their parents were doing for money when they were born, and now you can find out.
Parent’s place of birth: You can now find out even where your parents were born. This can be especially helpful if you are trying to track down long lost relatives.
As you can see, performing an online birth record search can be easy and rewarding. All you need is a little bit of information that is quite easy to get, and you get so much back in return!