Unlocking Birth Records: Exploring Birth Dates and Alternate Sources

Lisa Lisson
Apr 12, 2024
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Welcome
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Introduction
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Personal Birth Records
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Civil Birth Records
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Delayed Birth Certificates
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Church Birth Records
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Alternate Sources
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Newspapers
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Birth records are more than just dates — they hold the beginnings of your ancestors’ stories, revealing a wealth of information beyond the moment they entered the world. Are you mining these records for all they’re worth? Join Lisa Lisson for a deep dive into birth records, from discovering MyHeritage’s extensive collection to uncovering the rich details within. This session will equip you with practical techniques for unearthing accurate birth dates and enhancing your family history research. Plus, we’ll explore alternate sources that can shed even more light on your ancestors’ beginnings. Walk away with a newfound ability to breathe life into your ancestors’ stories.

About the speakers

About the speakers

As a genealogy researcher and creator of the Are You My Cousin? blog, Lisa Lisson takes the overwhelm out of genealogy research and keeps researchers moving forward finding their
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MyHeritage is the leading global destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. Our platform and DNA kits make it easy for anyone, anywhere to embark on a meaningful journey into their past and treasure their family stories fo
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  1. MB
    Mary Brothers Johnson
    6 days ago

    Very informative. Learned something – multiple places to look depending on the time frame

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    Sheryl Sims
    6 days ago

    Excellent info and presentation

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    Sandra Mault
    6 days ago

    I got a few good tips, but I am researching my 3x GG born September 7, 1792 in Barre, VT. Finally, I have found his date of birth, but I can’t find his parents. He is very famous in the town of Burlington, VT as an adult.

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    Allison Willis
    6 days ago

    Excellent webinar

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    Susan McCoy
    6 days ago

    Lisa brings awareness of an integral skill to our research pursuits. Her sensitivity to minute details within records, including blank spaces, is a cautionary note to not overlook hidden keys that could lead to information about our ancestors. Lisa is a complement to the journey of creating an accurate picture of family histories.

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    Joanne Howard
    6 days ago

    Very good. Lisa is an excellent speaker. Easy to understand.

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    Susan Luce
    6 days ago

    Excellent review of possible places to look. I need to substantiate a birth in Arkansas in 1882 for a rural family. I’ve searched most of the places mentioned and have the date from her tombstone, but no other written documentation of place of birth or parent’s names. Ah well, the hunt goes on!

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    Dennise Faulkner
    6 days ago

    Great steps to use in case you can’t get a birth certificate.

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