How Can I Find Out the Exact Time of My Birth?

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To determine the exact time of someone’s birth, ask the person’s parents or relatives, obtain an official copy of the birth certificate, or check the records department of the hospital where the birth took place. If none of these methods prove fruitful, getting this information might not be possible.

Parents often hold such dates and times very dear and possess vivid memories of the events of their children’s births. Sometimes, the birth unfolded in a manner that has made memory of an exact time of birth uncertain. Official copies of birth certificates are usually available for a fee through county, state or city health departments.