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How to Access Your Birth Records

Dec 16, 2007
Birth records are records of birth of an individual that are maintained by the local registrar of the county or by the health department. These are developed on the sources of information provided by the hospitals.

These days, birth records are created electronically and carry the information about the date of birth of the individual with his or her name. It also carries other relevant information such as the name of the parents, their address and occupations, information on siblings, race, etc.

Can anyone access birth records?

Birth records are public records that can be accessed by any citizen of the country. They can be obtained by approaching the registrar of the particular county or the health department, whoever is involved in maintaining the birth records in that particular state.

Birth records can also be perused over the internet through sites that allow you to make a search of such records online for any purpose. The access of these records online can help you only if you are looking to go through the records and not to obtain a birth certificate. So going through the birth records on the internet can only be helpful if you are looking for information regarding the person for genealogical purposes or for conducting a background check on a person.

Checking birth records on the internet can help you if you are not sure of the county or state which carries your records. This can help you locate the exact county and some other vital information that you may require when you are approaching the county to provide you with a birth certificate.

Although birth records can be accessed by anyone either with the vital records department or through an online search, obtaining a certified copy of the birth certificate can be performed only by the person listed on the birth certificate or by the parents of the individual.

The certified copy of the birth certificate can be used as a legal document to provide proof of age when applying for a driving license, passport, for insurance purposes and for whatever purpose that may necessitate such a document. As this can be used as a legal document, anybody apart from the individual or their parents cannot obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate. However, they can apply for an uncertified copy that is available to anyone but cannot be used for legal purposes.

Therefore, your birth records though accessible by anyone who wants information about you or to an extent about your parents has the safety net of preventing anybody and everybody obtaining a certified copy of the birth certificate.
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