You have to get a notarized form stating that you are a direct relation, or show proof of relationship by submitting relevant documents. It's kind of stupid for the older ones. I hope to go to the NJ Archives this week and I can get the whole thing if it's before 1956 or so, just let me know.
The Future: Your computer wants to kill you. The Reality: You want to kill your computer.
No man is just a number.
Every day is a gift, that's why it's called the present.