Hawaii Opens Adoption Files

Hawaii has a new law. Continue reading

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Ancestry DNA sale ends Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Ancestry is having a sale on DNA kits! Normally $99, the kits are $79 until the sale ends on April 26, 2016. Click here to go to the sale. Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Sale, 1-6 January 2016

AncestryDNA is offering its popular autosomal DNA kits at 20% off from 1-6 January 2016. Click here after midnight for a quick link to the sale. Continue reading

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Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2016: Birth Grandparents

The Illinois Adoption Act has a couple of changes that go into effect on 1 January 2016. The changes deal with the birth grandparents of an adult adopted or surrendered person (age 21 and over). Continue reading

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Grandpa Christmas, a Priceless Gift from a Free Newspaper Collection

Christmas is a time for family. A gathering of the generations. The laughter and the memories created are special. But we all have family members who we never shared a single Christmas with. Continue reading

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Advancing Your Education: Free SCGS Webinar, Saturday, 5 December 2015

Calling all genealogists. Do you have a disappearing dude or dudette in your family tree? That person who simply vanished? Continue reading

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Missouri: Adoption and Original Birth Certificates, Take Two

In January 2015, I wrote about Missouri House Bill 647, which was then in the system. Had it passed, it would have allowed adult adoptees who were born in Missouri to obtain their original birth certificates. The bill did not pass as written. Reader comments on my post represent a sampling of the emotions evoked by the topic. Continue reading

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