VALIDATE CERTAIN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
                   Act of Apr. 3, 1947, P.L. 57, No. 24               Cl. 68
                                  AN ACT

     To validate certain acknowledgments made by any person while on
        active duty with the armed forces of the United States, and
        to regulate the effect thereof.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  All acknowledgments of written instruments made
     by any person while on active duty with the armed forces of the
     United States in the manner and form prescribed by the Uniform
     Acknowledgment Act, approved the twenty-fourth day of July, one
     thousand nine hundred forty-one (Pamphlet Laws 490), or in the
     manner and form in general use in the Commonwealth prior to the
     effective date of said act (even though made subsequent to such
     effective date), are hereby validated, and all such instruments
     in writing so acknowledged and certified, may be offered in
     evidence without further proof, and if such instrument so
     acknowledged and certified conveys, or relates to or concerns
     any interest in lands, it may be recorded in the recorder's
     office of the county or counties where such lands lie, and the
     record of same made before or after the passage of this act
     shall be constructive notice of all matters contained therein,
     and such record or exemplification of same, duly certified,
     shall be legal evidence in all cases in which the original would
     be competent evidence, notwithstanding the fact that such
     acknowledgments were not made before any of the persons
     authorized to take such acknowledgments by the act, approved the
     twenty-first day of May, one thousand nine hundred forty-three
     (Pamphlet Laws 316), if the same were taken before any person at
     any time prior to the effective date of said act authorized to
     take such acknowledgments, and notwithstanding any defect in the
     form or certification of such acknowledgments.
        Section 2.  The provisions of this act shall become effective
     immediately upon its final enactment.