Debbie Mieszala, CG®
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Monthly Archives: November 2014
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.
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
Genealogy bloggers have announced a holiday sale at Family Tree DNA!
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.
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.
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