Monthly Archives: November 2014

Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2015

Changes are coming to the Illinois Adoption Act. The changes go into effect on 1 January 2015. Several changes impact those who were party to an adoption, or their family members. 

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Ancestry DNA Sale

Ancestry has announced a sale on their DNA test kits, gift subscriptions, and Family Tree Maker software. The sale starts on Black Friday and ends on Cyber Monday. UPDATE 12.14.14: The 10% off sale on DNA kits has been extended … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA Sale

Genealogy bloggers have announced a holiday sale at Family Tree DNA!

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New on the Illinois Virtual Law Library Book Shelf – 24 November 2014

Three Illinois statute books have been added to my Illinois virtual law library.  The three-volume set is important to those researching Illinois laws from the mid-1800s. 

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Legally Omitted

Illinois adoptees often ask about an item found on some original birth certificates, usually where the birth father’s name should appear. Legally Omitted is sometimes written in place of a name.

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V Bar Lazy 5

It came to me in the best way, as a heartfelt gesture. Some gifts stick with the recipient. I have kept it for years. After all, it has a family connection. I thought about that gift received over two decades … Continue reading

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The Forgotten War: Korea, 1950—1953

I feel humbled and honored to work as a genealogist on MIA cases from past wars, including Korea. Working on those cases made me want to learn more about the war. If everything you remember about the Korean War came … Continue reading

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