I cannot find my own self on here or Ancestry at all. I can find no birth record for myself. I know where I was born. I have my own heirloom hospital-issued certificate, but not one from any public anything in my hometown. I found addresses and high school photos on Ancestry, but how can a birth certificate for someone only 51 not be anywhere online, esp. not on Ancestry who brags they have over a billion records?? I'm frustrated because I'm the newest and I'm supposed to be finding birth records for people who came before me when I can't even find my own. I don't know where to look. I searched for both parents as well and nothing. I have a certified birth certificate from the Health Dept., but if I have that, how come it's not on a database? I'm new at this, so please explain however best you can, please. Advise me because I cannot afford to look up and pay for birth certificates for a bunch of people that I'll need to provide that for.