First, Let me just say this website is AWESOME!! I have read all the public content and look forward to joining as a due paying member to have access to the members material! Have silver ready to send. I have a question I need answered. I want to use the Copper Moonshine method of getting a State National Passport. I went to a Passport agency to get one and they would not accept my Birth Certificate. It is a Nebraska certificate that says my birth place is Michigan and is signed by a local county Judge. I was adopted and this is supposed to be my legal birth certificate. I was born in Michigan and adopted in Nebraska. I contacted the DHHS in Nebraska and they do not have a BC on file for me to request. I contacted MI and same answer. Called back MI and talked to someone about my name and BC before I was adopted and there is a BC in my name before I was adopted. They said I could fill out a form for a belated birth with the updated adoption name and adoptive parent info. I think since I was born in MI that I should have an MI birth certificate. Called NE and they said I could do the same thing. So which avenue should I persue and is there any advantage of one over the other? I now plan to live in NE the rest of my life and possibly see being a MI state citizen with a MI birth certificate as an extra layer of protection as far as Nebraska juridiction goes. Am I wrong in thinking this? When I get my state national passport with a MI birth certificate wont I be a Michigan state national living and traveling in Nebraska? Hope someone has some answers for me. Thanks for your time reading this. I think you will see more of me one here. A great website to be sure!!