I am seeking a birth record for George Milton Baird (also spelled Bayard). He is recorded in Census records as the son of Josephus (Cephas) Edward Baird and Olive Bacon. He was supposedly born 25 April 1869 in Jasper County, Iowa. I believe the family was Methodist, but have been unable to find church records.
State birth registrations did not start here until 1880, and I have plenty of evidence for his life, but would really like to find an actual birth record I can get a photograph/copy of.
Thank you for any search ideas!