Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Sunday, June 4, 2000

I'm sending away for birth certificates for Laura's Grandma and Grandpa Pantano so we can find out what names they were given at birth, as opposed to the ones everyone called them later in life. I'm also sending for the death certificate of Vittorio Minocci, just because I know the date of his death and maybe it will bring Laura's line back another generation. Unfortunately, genealogical requests are a really low priority for the NJ vital records office; according to, it can take up to four months to get a record out of them unless you pay for expedited service, which isn't available for genealogical requests.

Posted at 5:45:58 PM