Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hawaiian Birth Certificate Comments


“… I had two children born in Hawaii, one at Kapiolani and the other at Tripler Army Hospital, 1958 and 1960 respectively both have long form Certificate of Registered Births. Obama was actually born in Kenya. Under Section 57 of the Territorial Public Health Statustics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii (which were in effect in 1961), a mailed-in-form (without mention of a hospital, doctor, or midwife) signed by one of his parents (who could have been out the country and pre-signed a form or whose signature could have been forged by a grandparent) would have been enough to set up a birth record and birth certificate at the Dept. of Health.

The Dept. of Health would then have automatically sent the names of the parents, their address as given on the mailed-in form, the gender of the child, and the date of birth to the Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Bulletin. (The address given for the parents in the newspaper announcements is actually, however, the August 1961 home address oof Obama’s maternal grandparents Stanley and Madelyn Dunham [6085 Kalanianaole Highway], and not the 1961 home address of Barack Obama, Sr. [625 11th Ave.])

This notification would then have automatically generated the newspaper announcements. (This was the practice of the Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Bulletin at the time.)

Comment by 1brew

“I did not believe the validity of this birth certificate either for several reasons. Number one being that there is no such place as Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, nor has any Kapiolani hospital ever been located on Kalanianaole Hwy. I lived in Hawaii for 32 years and had the good (or misfortune) to go to several of the different hospitals in Hawaii. I also still have children who live there. No such place. And, for further info try lots of good info there. You have to go down the page a bit to find the BHO info. But it’s there.

Comment by kakelina

“Just wondering……where’s the State Seal?? I was also born in Honolulu in 1959 at Tripler Army Hospital and I think even MY certificate has some kind of raised seal on it. Or at least later in life when I requested a copy it came with a raised state seal? And that copy was on white paper. MY parents of course were 100% bona fide American citizens with my dad in the Marines stationed at Kaneohe. Hawaii at the time too was still a “territory” and not yet a state when I was born, etc.

Comment by Phillydawg