Lisa, I have found something very helpful in finding D.O.B. and parent names as well as mother's maiden names. For $3.00 you can send to PA Vital Records. Request a copy of the death certificate and it will really brighten you day when it comes back. They have a form that you can print from the internet and fill out with your check and a self address stamped envolope. That's cheap for all the information that it has on it. It does take a few week to get a reply, but you will have something of value for your research files. Good luck. By the way, Gene Foose is my cousin also.