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Re: william bryant or margaret louise bryant

Hi Virginia,

I understand that you are frustrated in your search but you do not make it easy for anyone here to assist you unless you can provide us the specific information you already have.

"Ok. My father died in 1991."

Can you be more specific ? i.e. William Bryant died January 22, 1991 in Pittsburg, Allegheny Couty, Pennsylvannia.

"I went to socisl security nd they showed me the informtion requested,...so they hane NO information of his parentage on file."

What you've done here is not the norm. Normally you apply for a copy of the SS-5 application under the freedom of information act. I can't tell from what you've written, that the information does not exist or that the person you spoke with just did not have the information. If you do not have a copy of your father's SS-5 Application and you know his social security number, I strongly recommend that you get a copy.

http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

Scroll down to "Form SSA-711"

click on the link SSA-711. Fill out the form online. They take all credit cards.

"My biggest shot might be Margaret Louise's birth certificate which could be in either Pennsylvania or alabama."

I'm not sure I agree with this but as her sister, in most states, you're entitled to get a copy of her birth certifcate. If you know the date of her birth then you only need to apply for a copy of her birth certificate from at most 2 states. It would cost at most around $25.

http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939

http://www.adph.org/vitalrecords/Default.asp?id=1559

I assume your sister is deceased, you may be better served if you get a copy of her obituary since it might list her some of her paternal relatives.

Ron


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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