I have in my possession, a birth certificate for my grandmother issued by the county health department. She was born in 1907. The issue date on the certificate is Sept. 7, 1965. (My grandfather died a few days prior; she likely needed the certificate for legal reasons or to file for social security benefits.) The certificate has a raised seal. The certificate passed from my grandmother to my father and now to me. Also of note, there is not a "certificate number;" rather, the certificate references a book (H-12) and page (6).