The image below was released by the White
House which it says is of the long-form birth
certificate of President Barack Hussein Obama. Within 24 hours
questions from disbelievers speculating on its authenticity and contents
began circulating the Internet en masse. We will be looking into more
questions and addressing them on this page so please check back often as
new eRumors about the President's birth certificate develop.
Here are some of the questions which we have
been able to address:
Kenya was not
called Kenya until it gained its independence from Britain in 1963 so it
should not have been identified as so on the birth certificate-
Kenya got its name from a
mountain of the same name where the Kikuyu people who lived in that
region called the snow capped mountain "Kirinyaga" or "Kerenyaga,"
which meant "mountain of whiteness." Mt. Kirinyaga (today Mt.
Kenya) was the main landmark of the region and it also became the name
the territory that the British later claimed as their colony.
There was a small problem with the British not being able to pronounce Kirinyaga correctly.
To remedy this the land was simplified to Kenya when it became a
protectorate of Great Britain in 1895. From then on the area was
known as Kenya although it was part of the East Africa Protectorate.
In 1920 the protectorate changed its name to the Colony of Kenya.
After close to eight years of violence and uprisings Kenya won their
independence from the British in 1963.
The Hospital on the birth
certificate, "Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital" did not
exist until 1978- Fiction!
Author Jerome Corsi at World Net Daily
wrote an article called "A
Tale Of Two Birth Certificates" where he compared a 1961 long form
certificate similar to the President's. Corsi used this birth
certificate for his evaluation of the President's birth certificate. The
hospital named on both certificates appear to be exactly the same.
The "Rosetta Stone" Long Form Certificate of Live Birth from Jerome
A Brief History
of Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital
In 1890, using inherited land from her
deceased sister on the condition it would be used to help Hawaiian maternity mothers, Queen Kapiʻolani, raised $8,000 and founded the Kapiʻolani
Home of the Hoolu and Hoola Lahui Society.
Throughout the years
the needs of mothers having babies grew and more property needed to be acquired and eventually in 1918 the
home moved to a two-story house with 25 beds. It was then when the name was
first changed to
the Kapiʻolani Maternity Home and for the first time the doors were opened to all
women, not just Hawaiians.
In 1929, as the needs
continued to grow the home moved again to a larger building with 50 beds and expanded
its mission to the study and treatment of non-infectious gynecological
Three years later, in 1931, the name was changed to the Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological
This is the name of
the facility that appeared on the long form certificate of live birth of
Barack Hussein Obama II.
The hospital kept this
name until 1971, ten years after the birth of Barack Obama, when they
changed its name to Kapiʻolani Hospital. Between 1929 and 1977 this
facility delivered 145,000 babies.
The number on the long form birth certificate is different from the
number on the document released in 2008-
Both numbers the 2008 birth
certificate and the long form birth certificate are identical.
The original image of the 2008
birth certificate was blacked out when it was released on Barack H.
Obama's Fight the Smears web site. The 2008 document was
examined by the
FactCheck,org website and an image
of it was posted on their Internet site
displaying the number of the birth certificate of
Image of Barack H. Obama Birth
Certificate examined by FactCheck.org in 2008 showing the same number