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To: ml/nj

Did everyone have birth certificates then?


45 posted on 07/20/2009 10:57:09 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: stuartcr
I think government keeping of such records (birth certificates) is a relatively recent thing. The government has no record that I went to a race track yesterday, but that doesn't mean that I didn't. In fact I could prove it in a variety of manners (e.g. witnesses, receipts, submitting to cross-examination) just as other facts are established in courts. I believe birth records at the time of the Founding were primarily maintained by churches.

ML/NJ

46 posted on 07/20/2009 11:09:00 AM PDT by ml/nj
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