Posts Tagged ‘Birth Records’

Family Tree question!?

November 9th, 2011 5 comments

I’m stuck on my great-great grandfather on my family tree. i have his birth year, his death year, his social security number, and I know he was in world war one. Ohio (his birthplace) didn’t start keeping birth records until 1908 though. is there anyway I can find out the name of his father? He was born in Ohio, but lived & died in Wisconsin. I just want to be able to find his father’s name. I don’t really care about anything else.

His SSN application, $27, should have his father’s name and his mother’s maiden name. His death certificate might have them. His marriage record might have them. The article about his wedding in the local paper’s society pages, on microfilm in the library, may have them.

You could post his name, DOB and the places he was born in and lived in (town, COUNTY, state) here and someone might find him on the census. That isn’t as good as the SSN app, but it is free. It isn’t as good because if he lived with an uncle and called him "Dad" because his parents died when he was young, he might be on the census with relation "son" instead of "nephew".

Missing marriage records?

October 25th, 2011 3 comments

I’ve been helping a relative do some research on his family, and wee have a recording someone in his family did where his Grandmother describes having been married 4 different times between 1917-1960. Thing is, we can’t find a single marriage record for the woman. Not in any of the Indiana counties that she lived in during that period, or in St. Louis, MO where she claims on the recording that at least 3 of the marriages took place.

We have located the birth records for the children that she had with the first 2 husbands, (showing they were just barely legitimate) and census records showing her last name as having been changed to the 3rd husband’s name, plus her SS death record where she has husband #4’s last name (plus she’s buried with him)

At the time that the recording was made, I don’t think anyone believed there was any reason to question her version of events, or would have even if they thought of it. Now, many years later it is a matter of curiosity for the family and no one is left alive to really get upset about whether she was telling the truth or not.

My question is this: Is there a likely database or location where these marriage records may be stored that I’m missing? i can understand not being able to find a record of her last marriage, since neither Indiana or Illinois publishes the records for marriages that took place in the 50’s and 60’s. Plus that one some people actually remember seeing take place, so there’s no doubt it occurred. The first three marriages though we ought to be able to find, right? Is this something even worth chasing, or does it sound like maybe the marriages never actually took place?

I’m just trying to make sure that I’m not missing a resource, I’d hate to make a long trip trying to track this down in MO if the woman was simply engaging in a little revisionist’s history while she delivered her memoirs.
Shenaya- sorry, I failed to mention that she gave specific dates for the first two marriages (and divorces) and a year for the 3rd marriage and divorce. Going off of census records, draft cards and city directories in addition to the birth records of the children that she had with husbands 1 and 2, and a picture that was found of husband 3, I am certain she did in fact have relationships with all 3 men. I just haven’t been able to find any marriage records. Husband 1 married someone else shortly after she is supposed to have divorced him, husband 2 was married to someone else briefly a few years before she married him (this is the recollection of a 93 yr old niece of his) but I don’t have anything to tell me whether he was widowed, divorced or separated, and 3 was described as a playboy of sorts, I know he had a wife 3 years prior to when she would have married him, and I can’t be sure a divorce ever took place their either.
Joyce- I’m not used to giving personal info on YA, even when it isn’t mine. Sorry. The people and relevant dates in question are:

Lydia May Nolan
married James B Weir of Fountain Co IN sometime in 1916. Location unknown. Divorced 1-5-1917.
married Horace Sterling Zick of Fountain Co IN on 12-24-1918 in St Louis MO, divorced by 1922
married Thomas Larimore of Pekin, Tazewell, IL sometime in 1922 in St Louis MO, divorced 1923

Yes, I am on I’ve got records on these people out the wazoo, just none to explain whether all the bed hopping was done with the proper paperwork having been filed.
Maxi- actually when i started working on this (for my 3rd cousin) I had absolutely nothing but 2 iffy names and a location. My great aunt sent him to me because he wanted to find out about his father’s family and I am the only person in our family who is both interested in genealogy and familiar with the computer. His whole problem was that that side of his family was never an acceptable topic of conversation while his father was alive. So I started digging and finding records, starting with his dad and then good old grandma, then a birth record, then another birth record for another kid with a different guy. I must have 200 emails back and forth from me finding a record or having an idea and him digging up a piece of information from someone to corroborate it. I have enough records that I can put together a reasonable chronology for everyone involved, but to me, considering the time period, all the brief marriages and quick divorces that were supposedly taking place just in time

If you don’t provide names, all we can do is give generic answers. She could have been playing fast and loose with the truth, or the records simply aren’t online yet. Have you contacted the state vital records office requesting a copy of the marriage certificates? Are you using for your search?

Birth Certificate, Death Certificate?

September 29th, 2011 4 comments

I want to view someone’s birth and death certificates and records how do I do this, I would like to do it in person not online, where would I go and will they allow you to view them if this person died as a minor? Also can you make a copy of it? And would they even let me see them if I’m only 17? I want to see these because this person is important in my life and I never got to meet him because he died a week after I was born. This is in California, Sonoma County. Thank you such for your answers.

The Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor’s office is the place to go, provided you are one of the legally authorized relationships to this person. Being a minor you may need a parent or other authorized person to go with you. The link gives the address, fees, authorized relationships and all pertinent details.

They will not allow you to look through the records to locate his, nor will you be looking at the original. You will need to order the copy and pay the copy fee, but this can be done in person at the office.

Birth and Death records in NYC?

April 25th, 2011 1 comment

I am looking for a 1885-6 New York birth record for Joseph M Boyle. Michael J and Margaret Boyle,(his parents) were both born in Ireland. Also, possibly a death record, sometime after 1911 and before 1930 for Joseph M Boyle. His wife was named Mable Hurley and he had a daughter,Dorothy(1908),and a son,Joseph T (1911)Any help will be appreciated immensly.

Go to and look in the Births, deaths….. folder. There are a number of NYC indexes there for birth and deaths. Read the FAQ. You should be able to narrow the time span for those events and get the certificate numbers and who to get them from.

Public Records in Boston? Where can I access them?

April 16th, 2011 3 comments

I am looking for a public records database in Boston, Massachusetts ?I am looking for Death, Birth and Military records going back 40 years? are there any services that can provide this for me?

Here is where you need to go, as some records will always be outside of the Boston Jurisdiction –

where’s an honest website that i can go to to find all public records?

April 8th, 2011 5 comments

birth cert, death records, back ground checks, adoption records, etc? I’m trying to locate my nationality and where my family originated from and also trying to find my husbands real father as he was adopted. please help..I’m afraid to pay for the sites on here because a lot of them are scams or have no information in them…thanks for all of your answers…

I would recommend, they offer exactly what you’re looking for, an extensive public records database… for free! Good luck!

how do i look and find public records free on marriage and death certifcates?

March 24th, 2011 1 comment

in the missouri database

The website is ;
and you select Missouri Birth and Death Records, pre 1910 or Missouri Death Certificate, 1910-1958 records and then you would just type in the name you are looking for…and you should also try spelling variations.

If you can’t find what you are looking for post it here and someone will see if they can find it…everything may not be there.

Public Death Records – How to Find Death Records Online

March 15th, 2011 5 comments

The easiest way to view public death records is through the internet but you may have to pay a little extra for that.  But if you want to pay less, then may I suggest that you do it through a government agency.

Getting public death records in a government agency is quite easy and cheaper but still it will require you a great deal of time. While viewing them through the internet is more convenient but it does require you to pay a little bit more.

I guess nothing is really free in this world.  It is quite understandable really because it requires time and labor to update the death records database. Even though you pay more transacting through the internet it is way more convenient because it is just one click away. Unlike getting it through the government, it requires time and energy even though it’s cheaper.

Basically, there are two ways of getting death and birth records.  First, you transact through the internet but require a payment in your part.

Secondly, go to through the government agencies which would be most likely free or will require you a minimal payment. The decision is entirely yours to make. If you opted for more convenient and easy access then the internet would be your most likely choice.

But if you have time to spare and you are not really that busy then I think it would not be troublesome to go through the government.

Finding these records is not difficult online. It is available to anyone who wants the information.  You may avail it through the internet or if you want you can do it manually, the decision is ultimately yours to make.

Ricky Lim

Searching for Maryland Vital Records

March 14th, 2011 1 comment

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looking for public records monterrey mexico?

May 26th, 2010 2 comments

I am looking for information on public records in monterrey mexico, especially birth and death records. Does anyone have information?

Birth and death records in Mexico are not public, cannot be searched in the internet.
You would need to go to a specific "Registro Civil" in the state of Nuevo Leon and inquire about the information, although I am not sure you will be able to get it unless you are direct family.