Category Archives: Illinois

Calling at the Newberry

A fellow genealogist from another part of the country recently asked about the Newberry Library in Chicago. They wanted to know what it was like, and if it was a really cool place to do research. Oh, yes. There is … Continue reading

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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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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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