My mother no longer has her 'original' birth certificate. She has two others, both of which are in my possession and I am having difficulty citing them.
The first one was issued in 1965, I believe she needed it to get married. The original didn't survive, so what I have is a photocopy. Complicating matters is that she was born in Brooklyn, her original birth record was filed in Brooklyn and this certificate was issued by the City of New York.
I have so so many questions...
1. Should I put this together as an artifact or as a local certificate?
2. If I put it together as an artifact - do I use something similar to the model on pg. 105, or something like a local certificate with a layer stating its provenance?
3. Is this a county or city certificate? And what do I use - City of New York, Kings County or Borough of Brooklyn?
I'm guessing its an artifact and City of New York - so this is what I have and I am hoping its close to being right.
Mother's Name birth certifcate no. 00000 (short-form), issued 1965, New York City, citing birth on 17 September 1947; privately held by Hendrickson [address private] city, state. This document is a photocopy of a certificate formerly held by Mother's Name and passed to her daughter, Hendrickson.
The second is a newer certificate, also short form, that she got in 2013, but it provides the name of her parents. She ordered 2 copies and I just recieved one. So again my question is this an artifiact or a city or county certificate?
In case its a local cert. I've put this together, but I don't know if I have it right, since I am unsure of jurisdiction is the city or county level.
New York City, birth certificate no. 00000, Mother's name; Office of Vital Records, Department of Health and Mental Hygeine, City of New York.
I have attached the first one removing any identifying info so you can see.