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Colorado Birth Records

Birth records like Colorado Birth Records are some of the most important records in the life of a person and this is not only because of the fact that these records are the first official record in the life of a human being. These records would be requested from the person many times in his or her life, and an example of this would be the fact that schools would request the person in question to provide a copy of his birth record, and state agencies would often require that the person prove that he is who he says he is by presenting copies of his birth certificates. In this regard, one can truly say that these records are the most important records in the life of a person.

Of course, it is advisable for people to keep their own copies of Colorado Birth Certificates, but there are times when no matter how careful a person is, records disappear from their possession, thus, knowing how and where to obtain copies of the certificates become important. Before one could go about making the request for the records, however, one must first be acquainted with the two characteristics of birth records that make them special. The first is that these records are public records and the second is that these records are official records.

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As Colorado Vital Records are public records, they are supposed to be available to any person who would make the request for them, but do note that this is not exactly true, for while any person could make the request for copies of the records, the person who would make the request for records not his own would not actually get the entire record, just enough information to use to be able to prove that the person whose name appears on the records exists as well as basic background like the name of his parents, the date and place of his birth and the like. The fact that these records are official records means that these records are given the presumption of regularity such that they are presumed to be true and accurate at all times, though do note that the presumption applies only if the records were obtained from the proper sources.

A request for copies of the records in question could be done at both the local or county level and the national or state level. Both levels would have their own advantage and disadvantages in both the method that would be used in making the request and the contents of the actual records, and it would be the decision of the person making the request as to where he or she would take his or her request, though most people would take the request at the local level as a request here would usually be faster, albeit incomplete as the local level offices only keep copies of records for local births.

It is possible to find Free Public Birth Records online through the use of online databases, but it must be remembered that most online databases are not official sources and would still charge some sort of fee. Nevertheless, they are easy to find and use, and they could give information that would be roughly the same as that which could be found from the official sources.

Given below is a procedure that one could use in order to make the request for copies of the records

  • Obtain the necessary form and accomplish the same.
  • Determine your required fee and make a money order to answer for the same.
  • Attach the money order to the accomplished request form.
  • Send the accomplished form and all other attachments including a self-addressed and stamped envelope to the Department of Health for processing.
  • Wait for the department to finish processing your request.
  • The records requested for would then be sent to you.

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