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For example, birth records usually have the parent's full names, the name of the baby, the date of the birth, and county where the birth took place, marriage records often record the names and birthplaces of each individual's parents. Divorce records usually list the names of the couple's children.

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Death certificates often mention where the individual will be buried, and also give the name of the individual who reported the death. Related Links Order Birth records online!

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