Enter a name to search for Georgia birth certificates. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to Georgia birth certificates.. Additional information on how to obtain Georgia birth certificates is available below.
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Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Georgia birth records, Georgia birth ceritificates, Georgia birth notices, Georgia birth indexes, and other related Georgia genealogy records.
Birth records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of Georgia. We also suggest searching for "Georgia birth records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Georgia Birth Certificates
Birth and death records began on a statewide level in 1919. Compliance was not considered extensive until 1928. Records before that time were kept on a county basis, and vary from county to county. Marriage records are the most complete, available from the 1700s on in most areas, but also vary from county to county. For birth records after 1919, and marriage records after June, 1952, write:
Georgia Department of Human Resources
State office has had records since January 1919. For earlier records in Atlanta or Savannah or other cities or counties, write to the Vital Records Office in county where event occurred. Additional copies of same record ordered at same time are $5.00 each.
Money order should be made payable to Vital Records Service. Personal checks are not accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (404) 679-4701. This is a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at http://health.state.ga.us/programs/vitalrecords.
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