TN 16 (09-93)

GN 00302.058 Table of Current Availability of Domestic Public Birth Records for Persons Age 59 and Older at the Time of Filing

A. When to use

Use the following chart in conjunction with GN 00302.057 to determine whether a public record of birth should be requested.

B. List of States — current availability of birth records

The dates given indicate the beginning of the period when at least 50 percent of the births in the State were recorded.

StateRecord AvailableDate After Which At Least 50 Percent Recorded
AlabamaYes
AlaskaYes
American SamoaNo
ArizonaYesJune 1909
ArkansasYes1914
CaliforniaYesJune 1905
Canal ZoneYesApril 1904
ColoradoYes1906
ConnecticutYesJune 1897
DelawareYes
D.C.Yes
FloridaYes
GeorgiaNo
GuamYesOctober 25, 1901
HawaiiYesJune 1896
IdahoYes1910
IllinoisYes1899
IndianaYesSeptember 1907
StateRecord AvailableDate After Which At Least 50 Percent Recorded
IowaYes
KansasYesJune 1911
KentuckyYes1910
LouisianaYes1920
MaineYes1891
MarylandYes1897; except Baltimore 1874
MassachusettsYes
MichiganYes
MinnesotaYes1899
MississippiYes
MissouriYes1909
MontanaYes1907
NebraskaYes1904
NevadaYesJune 1911
New HampshireYes
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYes1921
New YorkYes
North CarolinaYes
North DakotaYes1907
OhioYes1899
OklahomaYes1921
OregonYes1902
PennsylvaniaYes1899
Puerto RicoYes1899
Rhode IslandYes
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaYesJune 1905
TennesseeYes1913
TexasYes1932
Trust Territory IslandsNo
UtahYes1904
VermontYes
VirginiaYes
Virgin Islands:  
• St. ThomasYesJune 1906
• St. CroixYes
WashingtonYesJune 1907
West VirginiaYes1899
WisconsinYes
WyomingYesJune 1909

C. Note

GN 00308.001 lists the earliest that any records are available in a State.


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GN 00302.058 - Table of Current Availability of Domestic Public Birth Records for Persons Age 59 and Older at the Time of Filing - 03/08/2013
Batch run: 03/08/2013
Rev:03/08/2013