these indexes were obtained
from the Texas State Records
ERRORS ON THE INDEX FILES
The Bureau of Vital Statistics recognizes that
there may be missing data, misreported data, or data entry
errors. Users of the indexes may discover an error such as a
misspelling of a name or an incorrect date.
The Bureau of Vital Statistics indexes are
static and cannot be altered. However, if you are concerned that
the original certificate is in error, you may file an amendment
to the certificate with the correct information.
IF THE BIRTH RECORD SAYS "DO NOT
ISSUE" IN THE FATHER'S NAME FIELD
In the past, when a person died, the father's
name field on the electronic birth record was changed to
"DO NOT ISSUE". This was a method that was established
as a flag to BVS personnel that they should not issue a
certified copy of this birth certificate to anyone claiming to
be the deceased.
If you wish to obtain the father's
information, follow the procedures found in How
to obtain certified copies.