The "long" certificate includes more information on parents, time of birth, and physician's name. Passports, Indian Role Number, and some other legal situations require this form. When applying for an Indian Role Number, the certificate must come from the State of Texas at www.texas.gov.
The "abstract" state form will be accepted for anything except the situations above. The abstract contains the following information: full name, file number, date of birth, county of birth, parents' full name-includes maiden name, date certificate was filed and printed through our office.