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Old 11-14-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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My mother was adopted, and she knows the names of her birth parents but she won't tell me (her daughter) what they are. The only thing I know is her mother's first name.

I'd like to find out what the names of my grandparents were, and where they came from. I don't really have any interest in contacting them if they're still alive, but I would like to know my heritage on my mother's side. I'd like to know if they were recent immigrants, or long-term citizens of the USA, their racial background, et cetera.

I don't even know where my mother was born, so I don't really have a starting point, and she won't share any information.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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Usually have to provide this information for social security. Unfortunately I don't think you can get copies of the SS applications unless they are deceased.

Her "original" birth certificate may contain the information also.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Usually have to provide this information for social security. Unfortunately I don't think you can get copies of the SS applications unless they are deceased.

Her "original" birth certificate may contain the information also.
Yeah, I just don't know how to get it if she won't even tell me where she was born. Kind of at an impasse
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