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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Pennsylvania Birth Certificates
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 16:36:15 -0500
Charles Mason wrote:
> Many years ago we had a student of the NGS home study course send in three
> > vital records for her aunt. I do not remember what state they were
> but somewhere in the mid west. Everyone of them was copied onto a form
> and > certified to be a true copy of the original record. All three had
> at one
> piece of information that was different from the other two. Her questions
> was which record was correct?
For this reason I always try to get a photocopy of the vital record instead
of a certified copy. Clerks make too many errors in transcribing.
Unfortunately, more an more jurisdictions are forcing you to receive
certified copies (more dollars in the till) and consequently we are forced
to take certified copies that may or may not be correct. And a certified
copy is deemed to be an "original" record, is it not?
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