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  1. #1
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    Footprints on Birth Certificate

    How many people here, the older ones have footprint stamps on there origonal birth certificate?
    I do . From 1963!!! yes I am old. I wonder how many other people can use this for I.D. if they still have it?
    Is it usable or does your foot change as you grow ?

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    No footprints on mine, just my name, not even my parents name.

    1963 Old. LOL try 1948

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    Well if you were born in New Jersey around that time and you are missing, you could have footprints.
    That's weird I remembered that. I wonder if any other Hospitals did that?


    Ahh wait , It's one foot.They ink one foot and stamp it in the Hospital on paper. I remember my sisters making fun of me for having the BIG FOOT

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    My two sons were born in '66 and '68, one in Oregon and one in Washington. Both have a footprint on their birth certificate.

    In the mid fourties they didn't use a footprint!


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    I thought my memory fading. See that I am not the only one.
    I wonder how good those prints are if you ever needed them......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihadcabinfever
    I thought my memory fading. See that I am not the only one.
    I wonder how good those prints are if you ever needed them......
    I have heard they are as individualistic as a dingerprint or eye-print. Each unique to one person.

    My sons prints were little works of art - very clear and intriquite as could be. I had never realized how many wrinkles are on a baby's feet!~

    Good to see you Ihadcabinfever! <<WAVY GUY>> Scandi

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    I was born in Chicago in 1959 (wow, and I don't consider myself old, LOL) and mine have footprints - my brother from 1962, Chicago, also has them. Hubby 1958, St Louis has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scandi
    I have heard they are as individualistic as a dingerprint or eye-print. Each unique to one person.

    My sons prints were little works of art - very clear and intriquite as could be. I had never realized how many wrinkles are on a baby's feet!~

    Good to see you Ihadcabinfever! <<WAVY GUY>> Scandi
    Hey Scandi

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    Born in PA 1971--I have mine!!!

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    I was born in 1968, here in Florida. My children were born in 1988, 1993 and 1995. We all have both footprints on our birth certificates. Since we were all born at the same hospital, too, it's really neat to see how the certificates have barely changed over time.

    Sidenote: I have to get Social Security cards replaced for my daughter and I, and SS will take the footie certificates as proof of identity.


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    I was born in chicago in 1967 and my "official" Birth certificate that is filed with the county does not have foot prints. However, the Hospital birth certificate does. I do know that as far as the hosptial birth cert. goes it is useless as a form of Identification (other than having the actual foot print) You cant use it to get a state ID, Drivers license, register for school, marriage license or obtain a SS#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLMom View Post
    Sidenote: I have to get Social Security cards replaced for my daughter and I, and SS will take the footie certificates as proof of identity.
    The SS office her in IL did NOT accept the hospital certificate or the county Cert! New rules as of Jan 1 2006. I had to show my son's insurance card as to proof of his ID. I was really shocked since he was not even a year old yet and they wanted an ID. I was like "well I have not allowed him to drive yet so what do I do?" That is when they told me that they would accept an insurance card.

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    I was born in 1980. My official BC from the county does not have them, but the one from the hospital in my baby book has my foot prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gidget641 View Post
    The SS office her in IL did NOT accept the hospital certificate or the county Cert! New rules as of Jan 1 2006. I had to show my son's insurance card as to proof of his ID. I was really shocked since he was not even a year old yet and they wanted an ID. I was like "well I have not allowed him to drive yet so what do I do?" That is when they told me that they would accept an insurance card.

    Yeah, it's fun and games at the SS office---unreal.

    I pulled ticket number 55 when they were calling in the 30's. Ugh. My purse was was stolen a few years ago, and I never got around to getting the replacement cards for my daughter or I.

    I thought hers would be easier since mine involved a name change. Wrong-o! I got told, "Well, we'll need to see her driver's license". OK, 'cept the reason I needed the SS card for her was that the DMV wouldn't give her one until she got her SS card!

    Mine was even more fun. Even though everything I have for ID has my married name on it, I still have to go through our files (double ugh) and find the ORIGINAL marriage certificate---they won't even take a certified copy.

    Oh yeah, and I've got to find her footie birth certificate too, cause they won't take the county's certified birth certificate.

    As soon as I find everything I'll be able to rest, cause I'll be sitting and waiting in the SS office for three hours til my number comes up. Hopefully the "rules" won't change by the time I get to the window!

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    I was born 76 I have footprints on my BC my sons, one born in 94 and one in 03 both have foot prints. However my son born in 03 also had a genetic profile done (swab in the cheek) that this hospital starting doing in 2000 for safety reasons. Apparently a child was inadvertently switched or something so now they do it on all babies born in their hospital also keep it on file forever (so they say) in case something happens and they should need such info. It is kind of scary to think about but personally I think everyone's DNA should be entered into one big computer at birth. (Oh no somebody's gonna jump all over me about BIg Brother ) But it might make law enforcements job a little easier.

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