The birth certificate for hubby’s maternal grandmother arrived today. I was so excited. In fact, I am pretty sure I was more excited than he. And I did gain some valuable information as I now know the name of my husband’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma M Hauck. I hope to be able to get farther on his mother’s family line now, but for today I am just excited to finally have this information.

I also want to give kudos to the City of New York. They make it so easy to order a birth certificate as you can do it online without having to pay a third party. I have not found another city or state, including New York state that give you this option. I think it’s great that New York City has provided this option, so I wanted to make mention of it here.