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syyskuu 30, 2009, 1:52am

I have to share this. I'm having issues finding out information about my paternal great grandmother. No big deal really. Just having issues because in the south no one goes by their real name. (Case in point, my great grandma Polly's, as everyone called her, real name is Violet Anora. No idea how Polly got in there).

Anywhooo, to verify her name, I wanted to get a copy of my grandfather's birth certificate from AL. However, and here's the funny part. They didn't start keeping records until 1908. No problem, he was born after that. BUT, they will not release any records other to spouses or children unless 125 YEARS have passed.

Now, I'm not a rocket scientist, but 125 years hasn't even passed since they started keeping records. So basically, you just can't get one unless your a spouse or child.

No problem, I'll just have it sent to my dad, but too funny!

Anyone else have interesting "problems" to share?

lokakuu 15, 2009, 11:18am

I was told by so many organizations that they could not send things to me because you had to be "immediate" family. They would take my information and then send it to me anyway.

lokakuu 15, 2009, 11:21am

In getting my grandfather's WWI military records I made the case that since I was executrix of my mother's estate (his daughter) that they should be sent to me and they did.