Birth Abstract form (for birth certificate type documents)(feel free to make your own form or modify) I numbered them for this example, to make it easier for us to find.) Abstract means to copy what it says. Make notes on the side of what is true, comments, etc. 1. Birth record of:(name as listed:)__________________________________________ 2. Date of birth: # of day________ 3 letter abbreviation of Month__________4 digit year_______ 3. Place of birth: address if listed:___________________________________ City or town:__________________, Town/Township__________________, County_______________ , State______________, Country_______________________. 4. Father's name_______________________ 5.Mother's full maiden name (if listed)____________________ 6.parents' address if listed _______________________________ or city and state of residence, etc.________________________ 7. [ ] abstract, [ ] transcript [ ] Delayed or [ ] birth certificate [ ] birth register (or other:_______________) birth certificate No. if listed ________________State no.___________County No.____________other__________ 8. Agency name: example: State Board of Health, Division of Vital statistics or ___________________________State Archives or other:______________________________________________________________________________ 9. repository is in the city of : _______________________(building that has the record: archive, library, courthouse, etc.) 10. title of book the record is taken from:___________________________ 11. volume_____ 12. page______ 13. year record made______ (time record made:______(could be a clue to when they attended school, joined the military, got married, applied for work, applied for social security.) 14. born at Home, Hospital, unknown or other:___________________ 15. Sex of child: M / F if multiple birth: twin, triplet, other_______________ Birth order if multiple birth #_______________ # of child born to mother___________ Father's color/race______________________ Mom's color/race__________________ Father's age______________________ Father's birthplace____________________ Mom's age__________ Mom's birthplace_________________________ 16. Parents' occupations:________________________________________________________ Father's occupation___________________ Mom's occupation__________________________ Clues to further records: Physician's name:_________________ birth announcements in newspaper or church or other newsletter: hospital records:________________________other:_________________________________________________ Sources: 1. familysearch.org 2 Oct 2015 (bad, I didn't put what record or even record group I looked at!) 2. New Jersey State Archives, Returns of Births, vol CM: p. 700; (1877), Edith [Ramsburg]; Trenton. Marriage Abstract for: 1.Groom's name:_______________________________and Bride's maiden/name as listed:________________________ 2.where married: street address if listed: ________________________ city_____________________________ county________________________, State_____________________ country:_____________________ 3.When Married: # of day_______3 digit month abbreviation_________year________ 4.groom's age or estimated birth year or actual birthdate________________________ birthplace of groom_________________ groom's parents:______________________________________________________________ if noted: if living or give permission for him to marry if underage or listed as witnesses:____________________________________ 5.bride's age or estimated birth year or actual birth date ____________________________ birthplace of bride:___________________________________________________________________ bride's parents' names__________________________________________________________ does it note parent(s) as living or give permission for her to marry if underage or are they witnesses:____________________________________ License #_____________ 6. Book Title: ____________ ____ Vol.______ Page_____ Marriage License issued on (Date):___________________________ Groom's address:___________________________________ # of marriage for groom__________ groom's father's birthplace _____________________ groom's mother's birthplace ________________ Bride's address___________________________________# of marriage for bride_____bride's previous marriages or surnames_________________________________may say spinster or old maid___________________ bride's father's birth place_____________________bride's mother's birth place ____________________ issued by Government employee: Name __________________ government employee's Title:___________________ Minister's/officiant's name ______________________and minister's /officiant's title:_____________________ 7____ film no._________________ Digital Folder No.______________, Image No.____________. 8. found on website:___________________________________________ . Date found on website____________. some sites like family search.org and ancestry.com list the citation for you below the document. On Windows devices, highlight what you want to copy, hit Ctrl key and C at the same time to cut, go to where you want to put the information, hit Ctrl V to paste it there. District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL3D-ZC: accessed 5 October 2015), Alfred Berger and Edith B. Ramsburg, 1899. of: name 1. Death Certificate type Abstract (as listed):__________________________________ 2. Date of death_________________ 3 place of death address:__________________________________________city/ town____________________ Village____________county___________________ state__________________ township___________________ Ward________ 4. date of birth as listed______________________________ 4a. place of birth as listed:___________________________ 5. Circle marital status: Single, married, divorced, widowed, separated 6. spouse's name_______________________living, deceased, not stated, see informant 7. Father's name:______________________________Father's birthplace_________________________ 8. mother's maiden name:_______________________mom's birthplace________________________________ 9. may say died at home or institution, rural 10. maiden name if listed or see father's surname____________________________________ other surnames or spouses if listed_____________________________________________ length at current residence ______ yrs _____months how long in US if foreign born yrs______months___________days___________________ 11. length of residence how long in this State ______yrs______months (could be hint for Census records) 12. Sex M/F____ color/race__________ 13. age_____yrs, _______months, _________days occupation______________________ 14. Certificate No._______________ State Index no.________ Local Registrar No. __________ 15. issued by state of ______________state board of health, bureau of Vital Statistics or other_________________________________________________________ 16. Informant's name___________________informant's address_______________________ informant's relationship to deceased if shown_______________ 17. cause of death_______________________________contributory cause of death_________________ attended deceased from __________________to__________________________ death occurred at : a.m. p.m. 18.Duration of illness______________ last seen alive by Dr. alive on date:____________surgery done? 19.Doctor's name/signature ____________ doctor's address_________________________ 20. place of burial or removal________________Date of burial/removal_______________ 21. undertaker's name and address______________________________________ 22. funeral home/mortuary _______________& address_________________________________ other:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 23 Filed on______________________24 Registrar's signature of:______________________ Circle if appropriate: autopsy, coroner's inquest, suicide, murder, homicide, accident, work-related death or workrelated accident Sample: 1. Arizona State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, (1939), Edith B. Smith; Phoenix.