I am new to this whole thing but am trying to locate the birth certificate for my grandmother, Pearl Violet Brown. We believe that she was born in the Newfoundland area on March 3 1932. She married a man named George Madl, and also went by the name Peggy Madl. She died in Toronto in 1978. I haven't had any luck locating her birth or death certificate - is this because she was born more recently and there are privacy laws? Any suggestions on how I can find this information would be so helpful. I've thought about going to the archives but it is in Ottawa which is a lengthy 5 hour drive.