Sue, Birth records are kept by the county court house where you were born. Once you get your birth records, you may find your mothers Social Security # and date of birth. If not you will at least find their residence and spouse's name. From there you might be able to go to www.familysearch.org and find information. Also check out Family Tree Maker software, I found out a lot of information from the CD's included with the software. Once you get some basic information like mothers birth dates, Father's name and birth dates, let us know I'm sure someone has information.