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Applying for a passport, driver’s license, or enrolling children in a new school are procedures that require an official birth certificate copy to be presented.

The easiest way to obtain a legal copy of a birth certificate that has full offi...

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For a long time, adoptees in the United States have had a hard time obtaining access to adoption records and their original birth certificates.

To protect the privacy of biological parents and help avoid the stigma associated with giving birth outside of marriage, identifying information and...

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Baby name trends change from year to year —usually influenced by famous people, popular fictional characters, cultural or religious factors. In some states, guidelines have been put in place to define whether new parents are allowed to choose a certain name for their baby or not.

These guideline...

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After losing a vital record —even more so when living in a different location, nationals are left with a sense of urgency to obtain a birth certificate replacement.

Whether the record from another state or one of a US citizen born abroad was misplaced, destroyed or stolen, a few details ha...

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If the questions “Am I related to anyone famous?” or “Am I related to royalty?” have recently crossed your mind, our quick guide to genealogy will help you answer both.

Whether you are creating your family tree or simply curious about your ancestors’ history, the research can be quite fun.

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Although the question of how race is defined on vital records such as birth certificates and death certificates in the US is pretty straightforward, its answer is quite complex.

In order to properly explain the way race is determined on a US birth certificate, we must first go over a few d...

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US citizens looking for exotic places to go to without the hassle of renewing their passport or standing in a customs line at the airport still have many worthwhile destinations they can choose from.

Read on to find out where you can enjoy an exotic or overseas getaway if you don't have a US ...

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Planning your wedding in the US? Find out what the marriage requirements are in your state, how to obtain your marriage license, and more in this quick guide to getting married in the United States.

Once you have decided on the wedding location and date, you will need to gather certain documen...

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If you are a US citizen in need of an urgent copy of a US birth certificate for a deadline-driven task such as enrolling in school or obtaining social benefits, you must be wondering:

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People often wonder whether they are legally allowed to leave the house without their government issued photo ID. This seemingly simple question has a more or less complex answer.

In short, it depends on multiple factors including:

  • Your nationality
  • Where you are heading
  • What activities...

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