13.0510 Definitions.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0510]

As used in this chapter:

(a) “Affidavit” means a written statement executed under oath by a person who at the time of birth was of sufficient age to have knowledge of the facts of birth and shall include the full name of the person whose birth is sought to be registered, the names of his parents, the date and place of his birth, and the basis of the affiant’s knowledge of these facts.

(b) “Documentary evidence” means an original or certified copy of a record which was executed at least 5 years prior to the date of application and which substantiates the date and place of birth of the person whose birth is sought to be registered; except that if the person whose birth is sought to be registered is under 12 years of age, the record need only have been executed at least 2 years before the date of application. Examples of documentary evidence which are generally considered acceptable are hospital records of birth, baptismal certificates or other church records, school and census records, statements in applications for insurance policies, military service records, voting registra-tion records, family Bible records, the birth certificate of a child of the person whose birth is being registered, certificates of registry of marriage, and newspaper notices of birth.

History: 1968, PL 10-55.