Advanced Mobile Fingerprinting And Notary

Frequently Asked Questions


Who invented fingerprinting?

The method of identifying criminals by their fingerprints had been introduced in the 1860s by Sir William James Herschel in India, and their potential use in forensic work was first proposed by Dr.Henry Faulds in 1880


Do identical twins have the same fingerprints?

No. Studies have concluded that, even though the fingerprints of identical (MZ) twins may be very similar, they are not identical.


Are fingerprints genetic?

Yes. There is an inheritable quality to fingerprints. Pattern types are often genetically inherited, but the individual details that make a fingerprint unique are not.


Do other animals have fingerprints?

Yes. Close human relatives such as chimps and gorillas have them.


Can a person have no fingerprints?

Yes. Almost every person is born with fingerprints. But people with a rare disease known as adermatoglyphia do not have fingerprints from birth.


What does AHCA stand for in AHCA Fingerprinting?

American Health Care Association