Free Online United States Birth Records and Indexes

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 27 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, baptism, and christening indexes and record collections that are available for free online for each of the states.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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