When researching our ancestors, one of the most important events is obviously their birth (otherwise they wouldn’t be ancestors – but I digress). Determining the date and location of birth is important as we document the major events in their lives.
Most folks limit their search to the obvious repositories, whether online or not. But there are many ways to determine specifics about someone’s birth, as well as finding clues that help you narrow their birth date to at least a single year or two.
Most of these listed source types should not stand alone as evidence of the actual date and location of an ancestor’s birth – so you might want to check many of these sources to provide corroborating evidence. I have put together a Quick Reference Guide that has 32 different ways you can find birth records and other birth references and information.
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Good Luck and Happy Hunting!