By Anna Von Reitz
There are basically two kinds of records people need to have to prove and enforce their identity and standing --- public and private.
Birth Certificates and BC Witness Statements are private documents. The BC for most people should never be recorded, though the Witness Statements can and should be so long as the Witnesses don't object.
Whether you record the Witness Statements or not is more or less a personal choice, but bear in mind that once they are recorded they can't be "lost" as easily as they can be lost in a house fire, flood, or other happenstance.
I recently made up an example of a BC Witness Testimony in the Form of an Affidavit that can be "motorized" as an online form and red-lined as the others have been for people to add their own information. Or simply posted as an example for people to follow in constructing their own document.
Please see attached: http://annavonreitz.com/witnesspaperwork1.pdf