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Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Birth Certificates
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:30:16 -0600


I recently received a copy of my grandfather's birth certificate. My grandfather was born 24 August 1893. It gives the usual information. However, the bottom third appears to be an affidavit, which was notarized in 1942. Grandpa would have been 44 going on 45 at the time. Is there some reason I am not aware of for this affidavit? Didn't they have birth certificates in 1893?

Bill Karr

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