Delayed Birth Records

If there is not a “regular” civil record of your ancestor’s birth, determine if the office has a record of “delayed” births. These records were those created years after the actual event when it was realized the person had no birth record made at the time of their birth and they needed a copy of their birth record. Delayed birth records were usually made based upon the testimony of those alive at the time of the birth or documentation submitted from other records (ie. church records, government census records, etc.)