I've been puzzling this source for some time and hope for input on this topic. The Notification of Birth Record notice that many of us have in our source collection was sent out by the Bureau of the Census and by individual states. These documents look official and give the birth registration number, but they are not an Official Certificate. How to cite?
Is this a family artifact? a letter? a birth record? I'm leaning toward a family artifact because it appears to be a unique item that references the birth registration, but is not an official record (except as a family document) in its own right. I have crafted various citations but would appreciate any input.
It looks like this topic has been discussed on the APG listserv and on different blogs, but without a resolution. Genealogists on Twitter suggested I post here after I wrote about this last week on my blog here and here.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.