Most genealogists search the obvious birth records such as Church records and Vital Stats (Birth Registrations or Certificates). These records are fairly well known but before Civil Registration began in whatever country your ancestor was from, you will have to look for other records for a birth date.
If we don't find our ancestor in one
of those common birth records, we're stuck! Where to search next? The
Ancestor Birth Finder can help direct you to alternate sources for birth
records. All we need to do is think outside the box.
happens when a child is born? When a woman becomes pregnant? What events
take place around the birth of a child? What kind of birth record paper
trail is created on the birth of an individual? The answers to these
questions will lead you to other sources of birth records and hopefully
end that brick-wall.
When an ancestor is born, many records
leading up to and surrounding that birth might be created. Let's talk
about records kept before an ancestor is born, and those created after a
birth up to the individual’s death.
Ancestor Birth Record Finder: Tips on Finding a Birth Record When You've Hit a Brick Wall is available on Amazon and Amazon.ca as an ebook or paperback