I am trying to find any ancestral information at all on my birth father, who died when I was very young:
Richard William Cowen, Jr.b. 4 OCT 1938, New Jersey to Richard William Cowen, Sr. and Edna ?
State of NJ has refused to release a birth certificate to me because I do not know his mother's maiden name, nor the exact location of his birth.Unfortunately, when my mother remarried, she lost contact with his family, and they apparently are all long deceased.I was also formally adopted at age 5, so that is a problem as well -- getting my original birth certificate.*sigh*
Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, anything?I am *frustrated* beyond belief with the ridiculous bureaucracy ...!