Texas Dept Of Vital Statistics Birth Certificate
Getting the certificate as a child : In almost all countries around the world, a child is registered immediately after birth or within the first six months. Registration is done by the child's parents or by designated guardians. The constitution goes further to stipulate that even if the child dies at birth, he/she must be registered.
Storage of important documents is important. As stated above, never leave the original in your home. It is safer in a fire-proof, damage-proof safe deposit box and less prone to theft as well. Guard your identification papers carefully in all cases, and lessen the risk of having your identity stolen. Obtain an official copy of all of your important documents, safeguarding them all in the aforementioned safe deposit box.