Birth Certificate Help --New York City

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Birth Certificate Help --New York City

Postby TruEstCst » 26 Jun 2011, 02:22

Hi,
I have all documents needed for Italian citizenship except my grandfather's birth certificate from New York City. New York City Vital Records can't find the certificate. I have enough evidence to get a certificate put on file (baptism certificate etc.) but since he is deceased they won't put it on record. Has anyone dealt with this? Is there anything that I can do? Are there other document that he may have filled out that actually recorded the birth certificate number? Thanks for any help.
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Re: Birth Certificate Help --New York City

Postby Harleygrrl » 16 Jul 2011, 20:08

Is there anyone left in your grandfather's generation who can make a late declaration? It would have to be a sibling or someone close enough to have independently known about when he was born and make a statement saying so. I know they used to do that sort of thing; not sure if they do now. I can't imagine what would require anyone to record their own b.c. number; I never have. If it was a tricky Italian last name could it just be a matter of a transcription error - I don't know how NY is looking it up for you.
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