Skip to comments.Vanity: What to do when vital records cannot find a birth certificate.
Posted on 06/20/2018 4:53:54 AM PDT by gattaca
Should a family lawyer be contacted? The person is 38 years old, has a SS card, driver's license, etc. Vital records just can't locate his birth certificate.
Run for office of President?
Usually the city or county registrar can get you a certified copy.
Beat me to it.
How have the person’s bonafides been established in the past? I would suggest back-tracking that trail.
They have a record of the birth but just cant find the original certificate?
Has this person ever gotten a passport? For most identification purposes, that works, and proves that at least at some point, you had a birth certificate.
I don’t think the record of birth can be found.
1. Do you know what state you were born in?
2. Do you know what county or city you were born in.
3. Do you know what hospital you were born in.
By that I mean, they go down into the archives and find the book. If the person knows where they were born, a hospital might have those records...but that would be a stretch.
Finally if there are other supporting docs a judge may have to declare you born.
And make one up if questioned by pesky opposition.
If they can’t find his records...I might start asking the question...is there some reason that the birthdate or place of birth might be wrongly assumed? Typically, they (the state agencies) don’t lose birth certificates. This person couldn’t have gotten to the social security number business without producing that birth certificate. Course, this was probably done when he was a kid.
First, contact the hospital where the birth took place, and see where they filed the certificate. Sometimes hospitals that are part of a chain, will file birth certificates in the county where their headquarters is located. That is how my sister managed to track down her son’s birth certificate.
Also, you can try this website:
although, primarily for genealogy purposes, it has a lot of more recent records.
Most states have an established process for creating a replacement as I understand.
It’s most often used when a birth occurs outside of a “normal” hospital environment such as at home or on the way to the hospital, etc. Used to happen a lot more when births were midwifed in the home.
Sometimes required for when records are lost in fires, floods, etc.
You may want to check with the local county clerk to see if they can assist with the process or point in the correct direction.
As I understand it, the hospital where he was born closed.
First, put in a birth announcement in a Hawaiian newspaper. After it prints, cut out a copy and bring it to a local Hawaiian records office as proof of birth. They’ll issue you a new BC.
My exact thought!
RE:”Has this person ever gotten a passport? For most identification purposes, that works, and proves that at least at some point, you had a birth certificate.”
If the passport has expired then its useless and they must start over again.
Yes, but the BC is not just a hospital doc it is a state document and the hospital should have filed with he local county. I’d start at the county clerk and go from there.
Also when a hospital closes they are required to retain certain records and the clerk may be able to facilitate determining where those were relocated. Often it is to the State health dept in the capital. Might be local records though.
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