I had a message on ancestry.com from someone. I finally got a good answer in my search about my father's birth but I'm no closer to finding out. I will have to go down and provide my birth certficate and a certified copy of his death certificate to find out about his pre-adoption birth record.
I had been trying to get information about who was born on his birthday to see if I could narrow it down. Last year I got a name and I wondered if it was him. Turns out that wasn't the only male born. There was another one and that record is restricted. That one must be my father. I was barking up the wrong tree with the other name. Apparently he was not an o'neill.
It's just a matter of me going to get a copy of his death certficate ($15) and going down to the office in MA. Hopefully, when I do, my birth certificate won't be an issue because the one I have is a wallet sized laminated one. That's how RI issued it to my mother. (I think she had to have them replaced.) It's an $18 fee for the record to go in person. I also have to bring my marriage certificate as proof of name change.
Yes, those are awesome!!! Lucky you! Thanks for the offer. It'll probably be awhile before I get down to see about the birth record. The office is on the other side of Boston. I'll have hubby drive me and we can make a day trip of it. I still haven't signed up for the American Canadian Genealogical Society. Maybe I'll get to it this summer when I can go and check out the records.