No Birth Certificate for American Father

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No Birth Certificate for American Father

Postby Cristina319 » 12 May 2015, 15:29

Ciao a tutti!

I am in the final stages of collecting documents for my citizenship (through my maternal grandparents), and I've been able to find everything I need with the exception of my father's birth certificate. He was born in 1917 in Youngstown, Ohio. I have been to the city/county office, and while they have his death certificate, they do not have record of his birth. According to the officials there, his parents probably did not officially record it anywhere but in their church. I do have the original church baptismal form.

I'm at a loss as to the next step and would appreciate any information or thoughts any of you might have.

Grazie mille!


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Re: No Birth Certificate for American Father

Postby mler » 12 May 2015, 21:11

Use the baptism record. This is unlikely to be a problem since you are using the maternal line.

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