image of a book with birth and death registersAt OnGenealogy we share online birth records from websites and archives. There are many types of birth records in genealogy and we’ll include at a minimum, these birth records:

  • church records of births, such as baptisms and christenings

  • other religious records of births

  • civil records of births

  • birth certificates

  • birth affidavits

  • delayed registrations

  • birth records from hospitals

  • adoption records

  • and any significant collection that appears to have been created around the time of a birth event. For example, if there’s a curated collection of birth notices in newspapers, it will be placed in both the Birth category and the Newspaper category.


Below is an image of a Birth Affidavit, one type of birth record included in this category.

Image of a Birth Affidavit for Edward Moore Vernon - a substitute birth record acceptable when birth or baptismal certificate was not obtainable


If you’re looking for online birth records for a specific locale, try using the search window on the homepage.


OnGenealogy Search window

Type “birth” in the Find window, and a locale in the Near window. Select the magnifiying glass in the Search window to start your search with these filters.


You’ll get a list of any listings for that location that include birth records.


Here are links to United States Birth, Marriage, and Death collections:

Alabama Birth Records online

Alaska BMDs

Arizona Birth Records online

Arkansas BMDs

California BMDs

Colorado BMDs

Connecticut BMDs

Delaware BMDs


Florida BMDs

Georgia BMDs

Hawaii BMDs

Idaho BMDs

Illinois BMDs

Indiana BMDs

Iowa Birth Records online

Kansas BMDs

Kentucky BMDs

Louisiana BMDs

Maine BMDs

Maryland BMDs

Massachusetts BMDs

Michigan BMDs

Minnesota BMDs

Mississippi BMDs

Missouri BMDs

Montana BMDs

Nebraska BMDs

Nevada BMDs

New Hampshire BMDs

New Jersey BMDs

New Mexico BMDs

New York BMDs

North Carolina BMDs

North Dakota BMDs

Ohio BMDs

Oklahoma BMDs

Oregon BMDs

Pennsylvania BMDs

Rhode Island BMDs

South Carolina BMDs

South Dakota BMDs

Tennessee BMDs

Texas BMDs

Utah BMDs

Vermont BMDs

Virginia BMDs

Washington BMDs

West Virginia BMDs

Wisconsin BMDs

Wyoming BMDs