Can someone help me a bit with the Law in California?? I am searching for information on a person whose name is currently Brewer. It appears that he was born with the surname "Landing" in Albany CA in 1946. His earliest recollection was in the early 1950's and his name was then Brewer.
His birth certificate shows his original name to have been Landing and his father was listed as "Robert Sidney Landing" and we are trying to locate someone in that family.
The big question is how would his name have been changed to Brewer, and would that require a court document and if so, would that document be available to him???Next, where would we look for it???
California Death Records reveal that a Robert Sidney Landing passed away while living in Pleasant Hill in 1992, but does not actually say that he died in Contra Costa County. We are currently searching for a copy of his death certificate and if anyone has suggestions, please let us know.
Also, does anyone know if employment records for the public school system in that area are available? We believe that the mother was named Margaret Ann Sargeant and that she may have taught elementary school in the Bay Area from the late 1930's to the late 1940's. Finding some record of her employment would be a great help in backtracking her past.
If anyone can provide a bit of help, I will certainly appreciate it...Thanks...C B Jones, Melbourne FLcjones5@cfl.rr.com