i'm not my own grandpa, but i would like to know more about him.
October 19, 2012 3:33 PM Subscribe
how hard is it to get a birth certificate from the philippines (possibly malaysia) when you don't know all the information?
posted by koroshiya to law & government (3 answers total)
i would like to get a birth certificate for my father's father (my grandfather), who was born (supposedly) in the philippines (although, i guess it's theoretically possible he was born in malaysia, i'm not sure - longish story i have very little detail on). all i have is his name - i don't know his mother's or father's name (which negates me trying to get it online).
the spanner in the works is that my father is now deceased, my father's mother died when he was very young, and for years my father (and i) were told that my grandfather had died when my father was a baby, but he had really left my grandmother for another woman. i only found this out recently, and there wasn't a whole lot of other information about my grandfather that's known. i can't find him in the SSDI, so for all i know, he didn't die here either.
can anyone help? any experience with this? my father's bc lists my grandfather as being a filipino of malaysian descent, so i don't know if he might have been born there. any tips helpful.