The Laws Of Genealogy ' Additonal comment'
...I have spent the last 10 years, countless conversations on the internet and many web connections trying to find my grandfathers home and or family history...after taking time from the activity and on a whim went a direction I had never thought of and in doing so found a connection to possibly the one thing I had never thought...that he was adopted and that is why I could not find him.
He had retained his birth name when he arrived in the state in which he raised his family and where he pasted but prior to that no connection except from his Obit and family conversation the name of the state were he was born.
So I wrote a letter and recieved information, without going into too much detail here is basically the 'Law'.
In the State of Pennsylvania Adoption Documentation is SEALED BY the COURTS. It states that only the Adopted indivigual may have the right to request to have the Seals opened. Heres the Oxyimoron...
My Grandfather died in 1951, I was the the only grandson and am the only Adult surviving male of our family. Thers is no way he can request the seals to be open...obviously!
I am waiting for a response to my personnel request, wish me luck!
***by the way, thanks for the uplifting 'Laws'