Good evening everyone,
I was wondering if anyone had a method, or, proper means of requesting records from Napa State Hospital. I've determined an ancestor was committed to the former Asylum back in the 1890s, and, records were confirmed to exist at an offsite facility. What hasn't been explained to me by staff at Napa State Hospital is how I would obtain any records provided state law allows it. My current understanding according to the State's website is that those records would not be released for any reason given the nature of the material. I'm not an expert by any means and this is a very difficult area for me to understand. Any thoughts, ideas, professional insight would be greatly appreciated.