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When a person is born, the first thing that is filed regarding the new born would be his birth certificate or birth record. This particular piece of paper establishes the fact that the baby was born alive and would be the basis of other records and files that would form the official record of a person. Fast forward several years later, the new born, now an adult, would require copies of his birth records in almost every procedure that he or she would go through all his life. This is the reason why Nebraska Birth Records are so important, and the reason why people require that these records be made available to them upon valid request.

Birth records are part of a classification of records known as vital records, simple because they are important records and are vital to the person. Of course, this classification also limits the people who may request for copies to those who are identified by the record being requested and their closest relatives. This is because vital records could be used by a skilled person to reinvent him. In other words, a certified birth record could be used by a criminal in order to become the person who is identified in the birth record requested. Identity theft, however, is just one of the many reasons why the government limits the people who could request for birth records at the state level.

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Birth records are kept by the Department of Health and Human Services in Nebraska, but the searcher must note that the department only has records of birth occurring from after the late months of the year 1907. If the birth occurred before that time frame, the office that the searcher should contact is the local issuing authority of the county where the birth occurred.

To request for a copy of a birth record at the department of health and human services, the searcher should first visit the website of the department and from there download the relevant form. The form must then be filled as accurately as possible. Once the form is filled, the next step would be for the searcher to make a money order to correspond to the required fee which is seventeen dollars per copy. Remember to have the application form notarized as this is a requirement when requesting for certified copies of vital records. once all of this is completed, the completed application form and other requirements should be sent via mail to the department for processing.

Another method of searching for birth records would be to search for them online using online databases. Although most of these databases are not affiliated with the government, the data in these databases are the same, albeit these databases do provide their information in a manner that is faster, more efficient, and without the lines or red tape. In addition, some of these databases do not charge anything for their services. Of course, as they are internet searches, there are no lines to fall into and the search could be conducted from the home of the searcher.

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Follow the procedure given below when requesting for copies of birth records

  • Visit the website of the Nebraska Department of Public Health and Human Services and download the relevant form.
  • Fill up the form as accurately as possible before printing it.
  • Make a money order to correspond to the required fee. Attach the same to the form once completed.
  • Have the form notarized.
  • Send the requirements via mail to the department for processing.

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