United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index of birth and christening records throughout the US. This is a very incomplete record of US Births, and you may want to see the coverage table before searching the database.


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from US Birth & Christening Records?[/su_heading]

Birth and Christening records may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials


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