The record above is an example of a petition for a Delayed Birth Certificate. If an individual needed a birth certificate and they were not required to have a birth certificate at time of birth, they would go to the county court house and fill out this petition. As you can see, Neal was born in 1886 in Indiana. The US Government started requiring states to have individuals fill out birth certificates in 1901, so oftentimes depending on the state, birth records canít be found before that time. Now, if you donít fill out a birth certificate for your child before their one year birthday, you will need to fill out a petition.
The record above is an example of an actual Delayed Birth Certificate. Take a look at the 3 short paragraphs in the middle of the page that shows the supporting evidence of Nealís birth. This will serve as Nealís birth certificate from this point on. Plus, it has the name of his parents.
If you come across delayed birth certificates as you are searching for records on any website, take a look, your ancestor may have applied for one!!