are Birth Records?
Birth records are one of the various vital records
that are associated with a person. The information listed on a birth
record offers insight about the birth of a certain person. A birth
record contains a birth certificate, an authorized legal document
that pronounces the birth of a person in a country. A birth certificate
also includes important information like the name of the parents,
the location of the birth, the measurements (in both length and
weight) of a baby after they’re born and the race of the child.
While each country has different information listed on their legal
birth record, the information is always used to make an accurate
record of a child’s birth.
Birth records are incredibly important, particularly when it comes
to enrolling your children in activities that require proof of age.
Birth records are also useful when you apply for different federal
documents, like passports and other legal certificates. Birth records
are useful because wherever you go, you’ll always need forms
of identification and proof of your age. Prior to the year 1906,
the government did not take responsibility for maintaining the vital
records of the people and it was up to an individual to make sure
they held on to their own birth record. As a result, the only birth
records available to are those created after 1905. Luckily, the
government has since taken responsibility for the record keeping,
making it easier for those 18-years or older to obtain a copy of
their birth certificate.