1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 15, 2018 12:38 PM by arpritchard

    My great grandfather was born out of wedlock in 1884 and I can't find a birth certificate on him. I'm sure we know who his mother was, but we have no proof. Where can I find a birth certificate or didn't they issue them in 1884 or to children born out of

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      My great grandfather was born out of wedlock in 1884 but we can't find a birth certificate for him. I also wanted to find the obituary for his mother who died in 1919 but I can't find that either. We think there would be some kind of information on the certificates that prove his birth. I've been searching for years and I would like to know where to turn. I have visited the courthouses in the counties they lived in and can't find anything. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.