Questions about President Obama Long Form Birth Certificate

Questions about President Obama Long Form Birth Certificate

Summary of eRumor:
Various questions raised about the legitimacy of the long-form birth certificate of President Barack Hussein Obama that was released by the White House on April 27, 2011.
The Truth:
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- Fiction!

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 of 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 Corsi’s article

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 problems.

Three years later, in 1931, the name was changed to the Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.

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- Fiction!
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 the President.

Image of Barack H. Obama Birth Certificate examined by in 2008 showing the same number

updated 5/11/11