Delayed Birth Certificates

If there “should” be a birth certificate for your ancestor, make certain that there are not delayed birth certificates that have been overlooked. Sometimes these are filed separately from the certificates that were recorded promptly and may have been filed when your relative needed proof of age for employment, social security, etc.

Also consider that your ancestor may not have been born in the jurisdiction that you think he was.

Also make certain that births were actually recorded at the time your ancestor was born.

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3 thoughts on “Delayed Birth Certificates

  1. Tom Palmer

    WHEN I WENT TO GET MY FIRST PASSPORT, I HAD TO CREATE A NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE BECAUSE MY ORIGINAL ONE WAS DESTROYED IN THE 1937 FLOOD. LUCKY THAT MY MOTHER WAS STILL LIVING.

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  2. Ruth Gray

    Would a delayed birth certificate be listed in a separate heading or file? I’ve looked for my grandfather’s and his brother’s unsuccessfully, listing their names and years of birth and where they said they were born. No luck. I have found 9 of the 12 kids in the family! I have looked for theirs all the places the other birth certificates were found… Help!

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    1. michaeljohnneill Post author

      It depends upon the location. I’ve seen them “stuck in” where they “belonged” and I’ve seen them in a separate series of books/ledgers.

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