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#1: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:29 pm
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I called up the surrogate court today. they said that my grandmothers adoption records are public records (born and adopted 1938). they told me to call this woman Nancy at the Surrogate office but she wasnt in so i left my name and number and what this is regarding... so im one step closer Mr. Green party

#2: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: CaroleLocation: Valtellina - Near Lake Como PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:24 pm
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Way to go Steven....
"That's one small step for man.......... but a huge one for documents from the USA!"


#3: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:08 pm
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Steven
Thats wonderful news! I can't wait to hear how it all works out. Please, keep us posted and fill us in on the procedure. Maybe others could use the information as well!

#4: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:38 pm
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was a nightmare to get as far as i am... I wrote a letter a year ago to the judge (i was told that i had to because they were sealed) so i sat around and waited... few months passed i gave them a call... they told me that they were really backed up. so i said alright... and waited a little more... so 2 days ago i got fed up.. i started writing emails to congressmen, senators, etc and then i got an email back from the archvives. they told me that since the adoption took place 38 that my records are Public. so i called up the surrogate court they told me that i would need a court order to have them opened, but genealogy research isnt a good enough reason. So i told them that the law is for adoption records AFTER 1940 (In which i was told by a woman at the archives who has been trying to help me for the year) so he gave me a number and said I have to call this woman Nancy Perry. so i called her... she wasnt in... i gave my info... now i wait until tomorrow and then i call again Smile

#5: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: BillieDeKidLocation: Illinois PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:10 pm
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Fingers and toes are crossed for you Steven!!!! Very Happy

#6: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: Cathy PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:11 pm
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Wow! They are really making you work for this!! Shocked So, one you get her birth records, do you plan on researching the birth family too? hide

#7: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:34 pm
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Cathy wrote:
Wow! They are really making you work for this!! Shocked So, one you get her birth records, do you plan on researching the birth family too? hide
YES! most deffinitly, I was told she was born over in Scandenavia somewhere and her mother was real young and sick when she had her... so lets see how far this'll get me Razz

#8: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:36 pm
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BillieDeKid wrote:
Fingers and toes are crossed for you Steven!!!! Very Happy
thanks ill need it

#9: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:47 pm
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this is all the info the archives could give me (they gave me what they had)

HUDSON COUNTY SURROGATE’S FILES

Name: Barbara A. DeLenge

Date: 1938

Adoption

Docket #50, page 18.

Case Number: 98070

Liber Book: O.C.R. 80, page 403

#10: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: Cathy PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:14 pm
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Who is Barbara? Your grandmother or her mom?

#11: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:47 am
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Cathy wrote:
Who is Barbara? Your grandmother or her mom?
barbara is my grandmother who was adopted

#12: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: CaroleLocation: Valtellina - Near Lake Como PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:10 am
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Wow - this is going to be an interesting search to follow - good luck Steven! Keep us in the loop...

#13: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:18 pm
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OK, I just got off the phone with Nancy... She told me that there is a $10 search fee if i send a letter requesting it. but its free if i go to Jersey City records room and search... grrr if i went to the jersey city records room id be able to find alot of info.. but Jersey city is an hour and a half away and driving in the city is the worst

#14: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: CaroleLocation: Valtellina - Near Lake Como PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:41 pm
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stevenspringer wrote:
OK, I just got off the phone with Nancy... She told me that there is a $10 search fee if i send a letter requesting it. but its free if i go to Jersey City records room and search... grrr if i went to the jersey city records room id be able to find alot of info.. but Jersey city is an hour and a half away and driving in the city is the worst

So the choice is 10 bucks and one document, vs three hours driving with the gas cost, food, parking, time off work and as many documents as you might find...

Difficult choice Steven. Like most things these days, there's a finacial consideration.

#15: Re: GREAT NEWS! ONE STEP CLOSER Author: stevenspringerLocation: Port Jefferson Station, NY PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:53 pm
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yes... but either way i am going to have to wait. i got hurt working and got a hernia so that means no $.. But im more then likely going to drive there in the near future Smile but that can change tonight when i tell dad give me 10 bucks its for grandmas adoption info Wink



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