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Index for Delayed and Amended Birth Records Book 5-11

Index for Delayed and Amended Birth Records Book 5-11

In the mid-twentieth century many people who didn’t have birth certificates (because they were born prior to record-keeping or born outside a hospital) applied for delayed birth certificates. After the Social Security Act was passed in 1936, people needed proof of their birth when they submitted their Social Security account application. Many of the applicants were born before vital records were kept, so they had no birth certificate. As a result, they applied for delayed birth certificates. These certificates were also issued so the individual could apply for another form of identification, such as a passport or to enlist in the military. These records were filed in the state and county of residence and not necessarily the state and county where the birth took place.

This index was compiled from 6 books that are housed at the Butler County Records Center and Archives. These Delayed and Amended Birth Records include all sorts of information including parents names, date of birth, place of birth (city and state), mother’s full maiden name, mother’s place of birth (at least state or country), full name of the father, and father’s place of birth (at least state or country). Become a member of our society and you can access our index to these records.

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