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Find your ancestors' Birth Records published in newspapers. Read birth announcements, see baby photos and discover clues in birth notices that can help you trace your family tree in our newspaper archives.

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6 Family Facts you can find in birth records

  1. Name of the new infant

  2. Date of birth

  3. Birthplace

  4. Names of the parents

  5. Names of siblings

  6. Names of the grandparents



The name of the child is not always provided in birth records. Search for births by the surname. You may limit your search by date or location.

Three Family Generations!

This 1918 birth notice from the Belleville News Democrat (IL) (8 March 1918) gave three family generations of genealogical information!

Birth records in newspapers often contain the names of the parents and grandparents of the new baby, providing valuable information to help trace your family tree.

She's Here!

Some newspaper birth announcements are written in a fun, familiar style—as this one from the Dallas Morning News (22 August 1952, page 3).

This old birth announcement reveals the baby's name, the parents, and the family's home address.

Find baby photos too!

In addition to the wealth of information birth records and announcements provide about your ancestry, you can also find vintage baby photos of your family members in our archives.

Sometimes photos of the new infants are included in birth records, and it is very common for newspapers to carry photos of babies on their first birthday.

Birth Records — Newspapers have been announcing births since the 1700s.

Search now and find your ancestor's birth record as it was originally published in the newspaper.

GenealogyBank helps you search and research your family's origins by finding out when and where someone was born. Find the starting point of your ancestor's life or even your entire family tree with newspaper birth announcements! Quickly find birth records and search newspaper announcements as well as birth announcement archives!

Also, birth announcements frequently provide critical information including:

  1. Complete name including middle name
  2. Parents names (including mother's maiden name)
  3. Names of grandparents, godparents', and siblings
  4. Location of immediate family members
  5. Hospital/place of delivery (even delivering doctor/health provider)
  6. A picture/image of the child.
  7. Size, hair color, eye color, weight

Birth announcements and birth records in newspapers have proven to be tremendous starting points as well as points of confirmation for countless genealogy searches! So make this part of your search today and get the full story on yours as well as your family's past.

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