In 1924, the Bureau of the Census began issuing the form, “Notification
of Birth Registration” . The Bureau used this form to notify parents that their child's birth had been registered
in the State where born. The information shown was taken from the original BC by means
of a copy sent to the Bureau of the Census for statistical purposes. The use of the
form was discontinued in the mid-1940's.
RULE: Treat these forms as notifications issued by the State registrars. In the absence
of evidence to the contrary, regard the information on the forms as having been recorded
shortly after birth.
Occasionally a notification of a DB occurring in one decade (e.g., the 1920's) will
be printed on U.S. Government printing office stock dated in a later decade (e.g.,
the 1930's). Ignore this apparent discrepancy. Since the notifications were certified
directly from vital statistics records, the date the notification was issued is irrelevant.