Birth records are some of the most requested for records from the government owing to the fact that these are the official records of the government in regards to the fact of the birth of the person named in the record, and as such, birth records like Birth Records Washington are the best evidence that one could provide in order to prove the fact of the birth of the person named in the record. It must be noted that the fact of the birth of the person and the existence of the person are two different things and does not mean the same thing even if, at first glance, they may appear to be the same.
This is because the fact of the existence of the person is a mere physical property, while the fact of the birth of the person is something that attaches upon the person certain rights and privileges as well as obligations and responsibilities. In other words, the fact of the existence of the person is something that does not change the status of the person, while the fact of the birth of the person is something that changes the status of the person and thus, the fact of the birth of the person is something that the whole world is interested in, more so because of the fact that the birth of a person would have effects that would be binding upon the world.
As the official records of the government in regards to the fact of the birth of the person, these records are afforded the presumption of regularity, such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. This means that the party presenting the records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, but it must be noted that because the presumption applies only if the records were obtained from the proper sources, there is still the need to prove that fact before the proper tribunal. It must also be noted that the presumption is merely prima facie and may be overturned through the use of competent evidence.
A request for copies of these records could be done from a number of sources, though most people would make the request for copies of the records at the local or county level as there are fewer records here that would have to be checked. Of course, this would also mean that it is possible that there would be no records here for the particular birth as they only keep copies for births within their jurisdiction. As for the method for making the request, that would depend on the office where the request would be made, with all methods having their own advantages.
It is also possible to find copies of Washington Birth Certificates online through the use of online databases. These online databases could provide the information in question faster and more efficiently, but it must be noted that because these sources are not official sources, any and all information obtained through these databases could not be used for official purposes.