The Weekend Birth Certificate Review is back! As you may remember the first edition (The Weekend Birth Certificate Review: Orville Asa Turpin – born July 1st, 1889 in Des Moines, Iowa.) and second edition (The Weekend Birth Certificate Review: Chinese Birth Permit.) of the Weekend Birth Certificate Review were published in June 2013.
The weekends are sometimes slow days here at the WOBIK blog and we decided that nothing heavy, intricate or difficult to understand should be published on Saturdays and Sundays.
This is the third edition of the Weekend Birth Certificate Review and we are featuring, above and attached below (front side & back side), an exceedingly rare exceptionally official Certificate of Birth from Cuba:
The birth certificate (Certificacion De Nacimiento) was issued on the 4th day of January in the year 2007 for a baby girl, Gretel Joan Salinas, who was born on the 25th day of September in the year 1981.
It appears, indicated on the document itself, that Gretel Joan Salinas was born at the Plaza de la Revolución in the city of Habana (typically spelled “Havana” in English). The Plaza de la Revolución is pictured below (Che Guevara on the left and José Martí on the right):
The exceptionally official Cuban birth certificate contains the following government endorsements:
A. Four (4) Cuban postage stamps.
B. Two (2) circular ink stamps from the Cuban Ministerio De Justicia, Registro Civil.
C. Two (2) circular ink stamps from the Cuban Ministerio De Relaciones Exteriores.
D. One (1) large rectangular ink stamp from the Cuban Ministerio De Relaciones Exteriores. Contains signature and date.
E. One (1) large embossed (raised) seal which I cannot read and which is only remotely visible in the above attached scans (front side and back side). A small segment of the embossed seal can be seen under “DATOS DE LA INSCRIPTION” near the “…Joan Salinas” (of “Gretel Joan Salinas”).
F. Said document has an ink stamped certificate number which appears to be 072315 (although the zero might be a six) and also, directly above that number, an additional ink stamped number listed as 00635. The document also indicates that the original birth record was recorded in Volume 1, page 469 for the year 1981.
G. Said document was signed (I cannot read the signature) by the Registrador Del Estado Civil.
H. Two (2) circular ink stamps from Embajada (Embassy) de Chile (i.e., the country Chile).
As is expected with any birth record the Cuban document lists the names of child’s father (Esteban Ernesto Joan Fernández) and mother (Ladelina Salinas Lorales) but also, and somewhat intriguing, lists the names of paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents:
Paternal Grandparents: Ernesto and Lorcedes.
Maternal Grandparents: Alfredo and Julia.
DISCLAIMER: Unlike standard reports here at the WOBIK blog The Weekend Birth Certificate Review may contain errors, mistranslations, flaws and other imperfections. Strict scrutiny and close examination which are applicable to standard reports are not necessarily applied to The Weekend Birth Certificate Review.
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