What does a Change-out form look like on US, Wisconsin—Birth Records, Pre-1907?
I've indexed & reviewed many, many of the Pre-1907 Records and have never seen a Charge-Out - every batch is marked correctly as a Certificate - the Project Instructions do not show an example so we can safely say that there are no Charge-Outs before 1907.
Quoting from previous Wisconsin Project Instructions: In general, some charge-out sheets are a record of an adoption or other information added by the state sometimes months after the child is born. These do not always show the birth date or place, parents' names or other information shown on a birth certificate. Charge-out forms are labeled "Charge-Out" at the top of the form.
While reviewing I have had some people mark them as chang-out and since there is no example was unsure of what to do. Thank you for the info.
Some of the earlier Wisconsin projects did have charge outs. They often had charge out stamped across them. They also look different. As I recall it was not hard to tell the difference. If it looks like the certificates it is not likely to be a charge out.
In the Wisconsin birth records when it says "place of said person", is that the child's residence or the Mother's and Father's?
maryellenstevensbarnes1 Thank you for the explanation! I realize how hard it is to make out instructions for such large projects but sometimes they need a little tweaking so that they are more understandable. If your explanation could be included in the instructions it would be very helpful!
@krystanikolejenson Place of Said Person is for the doctor/person who filled-out the birth certificate. We do not index this item - we index only the information requested in the indexing form, ie county of birth, etc. Also the line that shows Mother's Place of Birth is not the same as Mother's County of Residence. The parents do not always live in the same County as the baby's Place of Birth.
@Shannon Agee You're very welcome -- always happy to help 😎