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.