My daughter's birth certificate has an error. On "mother's place of birth" (MY place of birth) it lists Guam. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Due to the amount of time gone by, I have to get a court order in order to change it. I went to the circuit court with both our birth certificates thinking that was enough. The amendment was denied by the judge because I needed more proof. He requested hospital birth records, school records showing a place of birth, or baptismal records. I called the hospital I was born at, they stated that their record retention was 10 years (I was born in '87) and they don't have any of my records from that time. I called my old elementary school, my place of birth isn't on my school records. I was never baptised. I don't know what to do. I have a passport, a SS number, medical records from my current doctor but I don't know if that will help me. Any help or advice would be welcome. Thank you.
Your passport should show your place of birth. I expect the judge will accept that.
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The social security administration probably also has documentation of your place of birth. You could get affidavits from the doctor and witnesses. You could get insurance records, innoculation records, etc. You may also consider why you believe that it is necessary to do this altogether.
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