Certificate of descent Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
The certificate of descent was abolished on 1 January 2009 by the Civil Status Reform Act. With the abolition of the pedigree certificate, an adoption can only be determined by a certified register expression of the birth entry. The certificate of descent was used to prove the birth of a child. It contains additional information (such as name changes or the registration of an adoption) that is not indicated on the birth certificate. The pedigree was required for marriages, as the biological parents could be identified. Only the legal parents are recorded on the birth certificate. The task of the pedigree certificate was to identify marital obstacles in adopted children.