1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 8, 2021 10:32 AM by Eric Kilgore

    Looking for grandfather`s certificate of birth

    Iryna Bodak Newbie

      I´m looking for my grandfather`s certificate of birth. I know exactly his date of birth, but I don`t know the place. My great-grandfather immigrated approximately in 1900-1901 to the USA, but it is not exactly information. Where can I find it and get the documents?

        • Re: Looking for grandfather`s certificate of birth
          Eric Kilgore Adventurer

          Dear Iryna Bodak,


          Thank you for posting your question to history hub.


          The United States Government does not ordinarily create or maintain birth, adoption, death, marriage or divorce records. Such records are made and kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives.  We suggest that you continue searching substitute record sources such as probate records, church records, and newspaper records that may uncover more information about your grandfather.  Since your grandfather  was born in another country and then moved to the U.S., you would need to begin your search in his country of birth.


          Another great resource for you to find information about your grandfather would be researching Immigration and Naturalization Records held in the National Archives.  A guide to those records can be found here: https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration.


          The vast majority of records in our collection are not name-searchable. For more information on conducting genealogical research within our records, please visit our webpage: https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy.


          For the years that you know your grandfather lived in the U.S., the Census is a great resource for verifying where an individual lived who they ,lived with, and their country of birth.  Learn more about census records and how to access them here:  https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/census/about


          We suggest that you review the FamilySearch Research wiki page for the state(s) in which your grandfather was known to have resided  https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page.


          We hope this information is helpful in your research!