I know I have a birth certificate because it had to be provided years ago when registering for the draft. But it’s a strange one. You see, I was adopted and the certificate was filled out much later.
It’s a Texas certificate (because that’s the form that was available). Everywhere the word “Texas” appears it’s xxx’d out and the word Louisiana is typed in.
Everywhere the word “county” appears it’s xxx’d out and the word parish is typed in.
I’ve tried the county where I was raised. I’ve tried Austin. I’ve tried records in New Orleans. So far they’ve come up empty.