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When birth records are not available, researchers are encouraged to search the following sources which may prove useful:
Federal census records
Federal census records can be helpful in the absence of birth records. Federal census records through 1930 are available at the Archives and through many public libraries.
Beginning with the 1850 census, an attempt was made to enumerate every person in every household and include their ages at their last birthday prior to the census date (June 1 for 1850 through 1900, April 15 for 1910, and January 1 for 1920 and 1930). The 1900 census gives the month and year of each person’s birth.
Tombstone inscriptions can provide dates of birth and death. These often are published in genealogical magazines and books.
An approximate date of birth can be derived from the records of churches that practice infant baptism, such as the United Methodist Church, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic churches. The actual date of birth may also be given. Some baptismal registers are available on microfilm in the Georgia Archives
Family Bible records
In the 1930s the Georgia Society Daughters of the American Revolution began compiling Bible records for Georgia families. Forty-five typescript volumes have been deposited in the Georgia Archives
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