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BIG_DADDY
01-20-2006, 02:43 PM
I was born at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri but apparently that's not the name of it anymore. Can anyone help me with that?

Cochise
01-20-2006, 02:50 PM
I was born at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri but apparently that's not the name of it anymore. Can anyone help me with that?

What part of town is it in?

Frazod
01-20-2006, 02:54 PM
You should be able to get it from the Jackson County Recorder's Office.

BIG_DADDY
01-20-2006, 02:56 PM
What part of town is it in?

I don't remember I was really young.

BIG_DADDY
01-20-2006, 02:56 PM
You should be able to get it from the Jackson County Recorder's Office.

Thank you.

vailpass
01-20-2006, 02:58 PM
http://www.vitalchek.com/

Frazod
01-20-2006, 03:00 PM
Thank you.

Let me know how the process is. I don't know where mine is, either.

Simplex3
01-20-2006, 03:12 PM
Let me know how the process is. I don't know where mine is, either.
I actually went in for mine, it was really pretty easy. First, I had to "prove" who I was by showing a drivers license and a socialist insecurity card. Then they charged me for the the certificate, their "time" to stamp it, and the piece of paper they printed it on. I asked if I was allowed to bring my own paper, but of course I wasn't. All told it only took about 30 minutes, at least 2 of which the fine state employee spent actually working. I'd like to say the other 28 were spent in line (like the DMV) but they weren't. There was no line. I did get a full dissertation about how busy she was, though.

Simplex3
01-20-2006, 03:17 PM
Is it now the "Baptist Lutheran Medical Center"? Seems the hospital is still open for ER, outpatient, and doctor's offices. Inpatient care is all that is going away.

Rausch
01-20-2006, 03:18 PM
I don't remember I was really young.
ROFL

ptlyon
01-20-2006, 03:19 PM
First, I had to "prove" who I was by showing a drivers license and a socialist insecurity card.

ROFL

BIG_DADDY
01-20-2006, 03:45 PM
I actually went in for mine, it was really pretty easy. First, I had to "prove" who I was by showing a drivers license and a socialist insecurity card. Then they charged me for the the certificate, their "time" to stamp it, and the piece of paper they printed it on. I asked if I was allowed to bring my own paper, but of course I wasn't. All told it only took about 30 minutes, at least 2 of which the fine state employee spent actually working. I'd like to say the other 28 were spent in line (like the DMV) but they weren't. There was no line. I did get a full dissertation about how busy she was, though.

I need this to happen really quick as I am going on a cruise and need a passport. I lost my last one.

ptlyon
01-20-2006, 03:46 PM
I need this to happen really quick as I am going on a cruise and need a passport. I lost my last one.

Passports take a few weeks Dawg.

Simplex3
01-20-2006, 03:49 PM
I need this to happen really quick as I am going on a cruise and need a passport. I lost my last one.
You might verify that, I know some countries will accept a US driver's license and birth certificate instead.

I'm not sure how much "proof" the state will require to issue a new birth certficate if you aren't the one that goes, but I got mine the same day by visiting the office. It was somewhere on the south side of downtown IIRC. You might call and see if you have to go in person or if you can send someone.

KS Smitty
01-20-2006, 03:51 PM
In Missouri:

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $15.00

Address:
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Remarks: State office has records since January 1910. Certified copies of most Missouri birth and death records are also available from local county health department. For details, please contact these offices directly. If event occurred in St. Louis (City), St. Louis County, or Kansas City before 1910, write to the city or county Health Department. Copies of these records are $10.00 each.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Please include a legal size self-addressed stamped envelope. To verify current fees on birth and death records, the telephone number is (573) 751-6387.

KS Smitty
01-20-2006, 03:53 PM
Here is a link to the state's website:

http://www.dhss.mo.gov/BirthAndDeathRecords/

ptlyon
01-20-2006, 03:54 PM
You might verify that, I know some countries will accept a US driver's license and birth certificate instead.

I'm not sure how much "proof" the state will require to issue a new birth certficate if you aren't the one that goes, but I got mine the same day by visiting the office. It was somewhere on the south side of downtown IIRC. You might call and see if you have to go in person or if you can send someone.


I think he might need one to get back "in".

ENDelt260
01-20-2006, 04:02 PM
I don't remember I was really young.
ROFL

Simplex3
01-20-2006, 04:11 PM
Remarks: State office has records since January 1910. Certified copies of most Missouri birth and death records are also available from local county health department. For details, please contact these offices directly. If event occurred in St. Louis (City), St. Louis County, or Kansas City before 1910, write to the city or county Health Department. Copies of these records are $10.00 each.
So Skip would have to write to the city or county Health Dept., the rest of us have to pay the extra $5 because the state took it over and computerized it. Got it.

Sandyskc
01-20-2006, 04:20 PM
There are companies that can help you get a passport in about 72 hours. They can be found on the internet (of course).

As of 1/1/2006, a passport is needed to go on a cruise.

Cochise
01-20-2006, 04:20 PM
You can pay double or something to get an expedited passport.

Boozer
01-20-2006, 04:33 PM
So Skip would have to write to the city or county Health Dept....

And hope the file clerk knows how to read cuneiform.

vailpass
01-20-2006, 04:37 PM
And hope the file clerk knows how to read cuneiform.

ROFL Good stuff. Old guy slams rule.

Simplex3
01-20-2006, 05:11 PM
And hope the file clerk knows how to read cuneiform.
ROFL

He can always hope it was written in Sanskrit or the language of the birds. :shrug:

mikey23545
01-20-2006, 07:10 PM
I need this to happen really quick as I am going on a cruise and need a passport. I lost my last one.
That's a helluva coincidence. I just last week went to get a copy of my birth certificate for the same reason. Leaving tomorrow on a 7 day cruise with stops in the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Marten...