Official birth certificates from most states are freshly generated at the time they are requested. If you request a copy of your birth certificate, the current computer system cranks one out, so of course it would have modern graphics.
Actually not. They reprint the old one and certify it is a true and correct copy. The original usually stays the same.
My problem is the lower left hand corner which says ‘Rev. 11/01.” That means the form was REVISED November 2001. At least in Florida that is the way it would be.
But modern birth certificates have watermarks and other anti-copy features. Also, that seal looks crappy. In addition, would a birth certificate filled out at a US hospital in 1961 list “African” as the father’s race? No, he would have been listed as black or possibly Negro or colored.
But you can tell that mine came from micro-fische.
White print on black paper.
Very, very differetn than this.
They are freshly generated - but on preprinted form paper. The printed form would not have the flaws discussed above.
I have no idea what this all means, but I do not at this point believe that the document profferred by Obama is a genuine document. Why that is may be the $64,000 question.