The state of Texas is the only state that issues birth verification letters, which are documents stating that a person’s birth was registered with the state and that there is a birth record on file for them.
A birth verification letter will contain the person on record, including their full name, date, county of birth, and state file number. If you have the correct information, you can get a birth verification letter for anyone born in Texas after 1903. You will need their:
- Full name at birth
- Date and county/city of birth
- Parents’ full names (including mother’s maiden name)
Birth verification letters are different from birth certificates. So, depending on the situation, a birth verification letter may or may not be accepted in place of a birth certificate.