Harris County Texas Birth Certificate Request
Your birth certificate has specific information about you. It shows where you were born, when you were born, your nationality, weight at birth, and even the time of your birth. It shows your legal name at birth, and in many cases, the names of your mother and father, and helps show lineage. Many birth records also have another identification number, not your national insurance number assigned to them.
Original birth records get lost, stolen or destroyed every day. Sometimes this is an accident or just pure bad luck. Having a birth certificate copy, or obtaining a copy, is an important move that we can make to safeguard ourselves. If you have your original birth record, it's best to put it into a bank safe deposit box for safe keeping, or hand it to a relative that can be trusted, while keeping a birth certificate copy available for everyday use.