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An Overview of Butler County Birth Records By James Dowler

One of the featured articles in last August’s issue of Pathways was
“An Overview of Butler County Birth Records” which followed the addition of the Amended and Delayed Birth Records Index added to the Members Only portion of our site.

“Some of the greatest hidden genealogical treasures at the Butler County Records and Archives are the Delayed and Amended Birth Records. A delayed birth record would usually be filed by an individual or their parents sometime after the birth took place. This could be many, many years later. If the birth was registered in a timely manner, it could provide true and accurate information regarding the date and location of the birth. It could also provide who the mother and father were, thus allowing for the creation of a birth certificate. Before civil registration in 1809, births were typically recorded by the church or by the family in the family Bible.”

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