Article 1687. BC Witnesses http://annavonreitz.com/bcwitnesses.pdf
I am getting a lot of questions, especially from older readers whose parents have died and who have fewer and fewer direct witnesses to their birth and identity. It gets harder as you get older to be able to find such witnesses, but if we scratch our heads a bit there are usually plenty of people who have cause to know who we are and where we come from and know our family ties. Anyone who has known you a significant (7 years or more) period of time and who knows your family and background may serve as a Witness.
That may include:
1. Family members;
2. Friends, including friends from school;
3. Religious officials;
6. Public officials — sheriffs, librarians, etc.
****Obviously, in the case of women who have married and changed their names you will need to add reference to the birth name—-Betty Jo Boop nee Melankamp
***** Please also note that it is okay for Witnesses to come from other places than where you now live. An old High School pal may live in West Virginia and you may live in Los Angeles. The only difficulty is that when you talk to them and ask you to do you this favor, you will need to ask the name of the county where they will get the Notary done so that you can complete the Notary information correctly.
*****Please Note: You need at least 2 Witnesses.