Contra Costa County Birth Records Search (California)

Perform a free Contra Costa County, CA public birth records search, including birth certificates, birth indexes, birth databases, and birth dates.


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Contra Costa County Adoption Records http://www.cc-courts.org/family/adoptions.aspx View Contra Costa County, California adoption information, including guidelines for requesting adoption records, adoption fees, foreign and domestic adoption.

Contra Costa County Birth Certificates https://www.ccclerkrec.us/clerk/birth-death/birth-certificate-ordering-page/ View Contra Costa County, California birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

Contra Costa County Clerk's Office Vital Records http://www.ccclerkrec.us/clerk/birth-death/ View Contra Costa County Clerk's Office birth and death certificates requirements, including fees and frequently asked questions.

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Marriage Applications http://www.ccclerkrec.us/clerk/marriage/ View Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder marriage website for general information including instructions, license fees and links to other services.

Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department Website http://www.contracostacore.us/ View Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department website for general information including contact information and links to other services.

Contra Costa County Library Genealogy Records http://guides.ccclib.org/genealogy View Contra County Library genealogy and history information.

Contra Costa County Naturalization Records http://www.cocohistory.org/nattbl.html view the Contra Costa County Naturalization Records including original documents.

Contra Costa County Records http://www.criis.com/contracosta.html Search Contra Costa County public records database by recorded document and fictitious business.

Find Contra Costa County Birth Records

Contra Costa County Birth Records are documents relating to an individual's birth in Contra Costa County, California. These can include Contra Costa County birth certificates, birth indexes, and birth databases. Some states may also have paternity registries and affidavits of parentage for children born to single parents. Birth Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or the Contra Costa County Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the California state government or at the local Contra Costa County level.

Learn about Birth Records, including:
  • Where to get free Birth Records online
  • How to access the California birth index
  • What information is included in birth databases
  • How to get certified copies of Contra Costa County birth certificates
  • What birth records are used for
Search Public Birth Records in Contra Costa County, CA

Contra Costa County Birth Records may be considered public records. California may be part of what is known as "open record" states, where all birth records are considered public information. Other states restrict access to birth certificates, which can only be requested by the individual named in the birth record, the parents listed in the record, or the legal guardian or legal representative of the child. Birth records commonly become public documents after a waiting period, which may be more than 100 years.

Contra Costa County Birth Certificates

A Contra Costa County birth certificate lists the baby's name, date of birth, location of birth, and the names of both parents. Some birth certificates also include the time of birth and the delivering doctor. A birth index stores public records of births in the California, typically listing the individual's full name, date of birth, gender, county of birth, and sometimes the mother's maiden name. A birth database includes data on local Contra Costa County births, often categorized by year, demographic categories, and health categories. Birth databases do not include personally identifying information.

Certified Birth Records

Birth Records are required to access various Contra Costa County government services. Certified birth certificates are required to order official passports, marriage certificates, and Social Security numbers. They may also be necessary to prove citizenship in order to receive veteran's benefits or other government services.

Contra Costa County Genealogy Research

Contra Costa County Birth Records are important sources for family history and genealogical research. Some locations in the United States have birth certificates that date back to 1630. Contra Costa County birth databases can also be used to analyze health outcomes for infants and mothers, delivery methods, and other information useful for public health purposes.