The delayed birth certificate that I sent for is in North Dakota. I received an envelope back in the mail this past week. I opened to find everything was sent back to me except for one piece of paper, and a letter.
When I originally went to get the notarization, the Notary explained to me that the area in which her stamp was suppose to go was way to small and she couldn't use it. She then showed me a form and said she could use that. So I said ok, we will give it a go. Of course the form wasn't accepted, and that is what they didn't send back to me. The letter stated they HAD to have the stamp where it is requested.
Ok, so I went back to the notary and showed her the letter. I asked her please, can't she put the stamp where they want it? She again told me no. She told me it is against the law in California to put the stamp there because there isn't enough room and it would stamp over other writing, that was why we used the form the first time. OK, now what?
Feeling rejected, I went back home and set the letter aside for now. Again, I am on hold. My only thought at this point is to try to call back to North Dakota, explain the situation and see what they say.
In the meantime, I found a census record that shows her maiden name may have been something different than what I thought all of these years. I have tried to find more with that name, but to no avail so far. I am thinking it was a transcription error on the census. However, I am open to the possibility of either name being correct. More digging, and maybe a phone call.
Any thoughts or ideas are welcome!
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