My mother who was adopted knows nothing about her mother Edith Francis Burns. Her parents were supposedly killed in a car accident when she was two. She claims that she and her half sister Mary who may be about 7 years older grew up in a convent in Texas. Edith claimed she was born Jan 2. 1925 in Seaside, Clatsop County Oregon, Which is what she was told where her parents died. I cannot find any Birth certificates or accident reports for her. My grandmother died in Germany while on American base with my grandfather, James J. Soldow in 1974. We would really like to find out the history behind her mom and her childhood. She lost contact with Mary when my mom was little. She did sign an affidavit so that my grandmother could marry my grandfather. I However, cannot get a hold of anybody at the NY county clerks office. Thank you so much in advance. Has anyone ever heard this story or a similar one?