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    Interesting Birth Certificate

    I was looking at my Ontario birth certificate yesterday and I noticed something interesting with my last name and province of birth. For background information, I'm currently living in Illinois as a Permanent Resident Alien.

    I've attached a sanitized picture of the certificate.

    http://www.aspworld.com/private/birt...-sanitized.jpg

    As a side humor, there appears to be a nosy resident alien in the picture itself!

    Anyone have any thoughts?

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    Although I am not commenting specifically on your question;

    "Statement of Live Birth", kinda rings familar, as in "Manufacturer's Statement of Origin" on a car.

    Office of the Registrar-General. Hmmmmm. He's the one who should be getting all the bills for the cargo/res registered through his office. Just making a comment, not an assertion.

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    It is hard to tell if that is a strikethrough or underline under the family nomen (surname). Definitely interesting though is that there is a different line for Surname and All Given Names.

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    Yea, it could look like the (surname) is underlined rather than a striketrough. The province is obvious. I really have no idea what effect if any this has. I just found it interesting.

    I see what you mean by the multiple lines, the arrows they added suggest that she completed it incorrectly... lol

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    You have something titling your mother as Informant?

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    Yes.. I will take a picture of the signature section and post it.


    http://www.aspworld.com/private/birth-cert-bottom.jpg

    I looked at my girlfriend's birth certificate (Illinois, US 1976) and it says informant in the mother's signature box as well.
    Last edited by Richard Earl; 04-18-11 at 12:24 PM. Reason: update link to birth cert

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    Thanks!!

    Hey! You are a twin? I bet if you could get your sibling to redeem lawful money in Canada that would be like four people redeeming lawful money!!

    I have heard Mom is the Informant but never had a picture of it. Thank you.

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    Thoughts:

    yes I say underline of COOK; now take your pick, titles are underlined and corrections to be performed are underlined.

    and I say strikethrough of ONTARIO; as in remove it. otherwise it would literally be an event that occurred at HAILEYBURY, ONTARIO, ONTARIO; makes for tough jurisdiction determination [offers]

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    No, I'm not a twin. That's the number of children the mother gave live births.

    Interesting thoughts John. I agree with Ontario, it's asking for a location (city).

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    It appears that it is quite clear the Original Certificate of Live Birth is held in trust if the only thing we can obtain is Copies of the original:

    Florida Statutes: 32.025 (4)
    CERTIFIED COPIES OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES.—Only the state registrar and local registrars are authorized to issue any certificate which purports to be a certified copy of an original certificate of live birth, death, or fetal death.

    They even call it safety paper so there is an interest to protect the person(paper form):

    " certification that contains an embossed seal incorporated into the safety paper, which meet requirements established by Homeland Security and other national and international groups."
    source: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_...irth_death.htm

    Yes, John Booth. Ontario does registers events and not people, here is a image clip of a document from Ontario Vital Records:
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