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Do you have your original birth certificate?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Dec 9, 2010.


Do you still have your original birth certificate?

  1. Yes

    23 vote(s)
  2. No, I don't have any birth certificate

    1 vote(s)
  3. No, but I have a subsequently reprinted birth certificate

    18 vote(s)
  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I know this peripherally is a political topic, but I've always been curious.

    Baltimore Oriole Luke Scott says that he has his original birth certificate in a folder, and can produce it any time he wants. He doesn't understand how anyone could not.

    I don't have my original one. I wouldn't begin to tell you when I - or my parents - lost it. I'm curious about if that is unusual, because a lot of people seem to think it is.
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Oddly, my aunt and I were just discussing this. The whole family applied for passports, and her husband was turned down. The feds said his passport was doctored.

    Turns out, his mother had falsified it, adding my uncle's father's name herself. She'd been married to another man at birth and subsequently left the "father" name blank. She added it when she gave it to her son.

    So he has no originial birth certificate.

    I also worked with a woman who applied for a marriage license and had to cough up a birth certificate. She'd didn't have the original and had been adopted. She didn't even know the hospital name to track a copy down.

    I think my parents have mine somewhere, but I've always used a certified copy.
  3. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    I'm pretty sure I left mine back in the US -- whether it was intentional or by accident is another matter.

    Thankfully, my passport does pretty much everything I need.
  4. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    I still have mine, it's actually in a folder at my parents house.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Yup. In a lock box.
  6. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    I'm not from Quebec, and neither are my parents.

    Way to troll your own thread.
  7. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Just because someone is French Canadian doesn't mean they're from Quebec, LOL.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I know you were just kidding around, but his response still made me laugh.

    Ilmago, lighten up. People give you shit. It doesn't mean they don't like you. Roll with it. 90% of it is good natured. Most of the folks here are good people. Even the assholes. :)
  9. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    It's at my parent's house, and I also have one of those little wallet cards stashed among some important papers at my house.
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    I don't have my original but have a copy. My kids, on the other hand, yes I have their original.
  11. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I have the original one as well as one with a mistake on it. The one with the mistake makes me 10 years older than I am. It's all official, with a seal and everything.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I don't have the original, since that one is on file with the state records office. But I do have a copy I ordered 15 years ago to get a passport.
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