What you need to know about birth certificates
Some states are considering using birth certificates as the official record of births in the event of a death, but others have already been using them.
Here’s what you need know.
The birth certificate is the most reliable way to verify a child’s paternity, although it’s not perfect.
But there are ways to make sure that the documents are accurate, and there are even ways to verify paternity without a birth certificate.
Here are five ways to look for errors.