One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, baptism, and/or christening information about their ancestors.
Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists, a great number of indexes to birth and baptism collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific birth, baptism, or christening information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual birth documents themselves. These free online collections have millions of records in them in total.
There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth information that is not included in the lists below. These different types can be found in 32 Ways to Find Ancestor Birth Information
If you are interested in baptism indexes that may include the birth date as well as baptism information, make sure and check out Church Records.
The lists below are specific birth indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the states in the region.
(Updated June 2023)
- Free Online Connecticut Birth Records and Indexes
- Free Online Maine Birth Records and Indexes
- Free Online Massachusetts Birth Records and Indexes
- Free Online New Hampshire Birth Records and Indexes
- Free Online Rhode Island Birth Records and Indexes
- Free Online Vermont Birth Records and Indexes
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!