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Tennessee County Historians

By DD / September 16, 2016

Tennessee County Historians If you are looking for family or records in Tennessee, it may help to contact these people. County Historians are an often overlooked source of family information.  Tennessee County historians may have access to newspapers, yearbooks, pictures and many more resources. Tennessee County Historians Bedford County: Tim Marsh & Helen Marsh, 912 […]

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Alaska Facebook Resources To Find Family

By DD / August 3, 2016

Alaska Facebook Resources To Find Family Alaska Facebook Resources To Find Family Credit for the list created by Katherine Willson at Social Media Genealogy We thank her for creating this list. When you are looking for family members, you will use several genealogy tools and resources. This is a great list of pages for Alaska […]

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Alberta Canada Adoption Record Information

By DD / July 3, 2016

Alberta Canada Adoption Record Information If you were born in Canada and are looking for your birth family or you gave a child up for adoption in Canada, you will need to look at the information listed for the province that the adoption took place in. If the adoption took place in Alberta, there is […]

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Alaska Genealogy Handbook

By DD / July 3, 2016

Handy Alaska Genealogy Handbook: A convenient handbook containing everything you need for Alaska Genealogy research contains Internet Links, Physical Addresses, Email Addresses, Telephone Numbers, and Lists the Record Holdings of Every Important Archive and Organization holding Alaska genealogy records. In short, it contains everything you’ll need to find Alaska Genealogy Records FAST! What’s more, MOST […]

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Indiana Adoptee Registry Information

By DD / May 29, 2016

Indiana adoptee registry information can be found at IN.GOV and at the Indiana Adoption Netowrk. Registry information- please know the state registry is free- you may register now- however you all will need to register again after July 1,2018. Indiana Adoptee Registry Information Until July 2018 Until the records are opened on 7/1/2018, you must […]

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Louisiana Adoption Reunion Registry

By DD / May 14, 2016

The Louisiana adoption reunion registry is a website run by the Lousiana Department of Children and Family Serives.  It’s purpose is to facilitate voluntary contact between adult adoptees, their birth parents and/or their siblings. The Registry will not find someone for you. The Louisiana Adoption Voluntary Registry is a “passive” match registry and does not search. […]

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Oklahoma Adoption Records After 1997

By DD / May 13, 2016

Oklahoma Open Adoption Records Check out https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_openadoptionrd.pdf A person who was born in the state of Oklahoma and who was adopted after November 1, 1997 may obtain a non-certified copy of his/her original birth record without a court order if all of the conditions below are met: 1. Adopted person is age 18 or older […]

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Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry

By DD / May 12, 2016

Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry The Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry is a non-profit program run by Families First and contracted by the state of Georgia’s Department of Human Services. It offers reunion services to birth parents, adopted persons, adoptive parents and siblings affected by adoptions finalized in Georgia. In 2003, the law in Georgia was changed […]

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Oklahoma Adoption Information Resource

By DD / May 12, 2016

An additional Oklahoma Adoption information resource are these addresses and contact information. Be sure to check out the Oklahoma adoption law information on another page. If you have other resources that would help others find their families, please send it to us using the contact form. For questions, check out our Forum at < a […]

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Indiana Vital Records

By DD / May 8, 2016

If you are looking for Indiana vital records such as marriage records, Family Search.org, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints probably has what you are looking for. Indiana Vital records Page has Indiana marriage records from 1780 to 1992. Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based […]

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New York Vital Records Database

By DD / April 30, 2016

If you are looking for family in New York these databases can be vital. They may not stay available forever, so if you need do do some searches, you shouldn’t put it off. There are many different records that span many years. This information is not free anymore but if you go to one of […]

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New York Marriage Records

By DD / April 17, 2016

New York Marriage records, along with affidavits, and licenses, are now available through the work of the Reclaim The Records. This organization works using the Freedom Of Information Act to get public records released. Here is more information about their pilot project which was to get these New York marriage records released. New York Marriage […]

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Minnesota Birth Record Resources

By DD / April 16, 2016

Minnesota Birth Record Resources If you are looking for Minnesota birth record resources, here are some http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/adoption.html Access to the original birth record after an adoption of an adopted person born in Minnesota Please note that changes made to the birth record after 2000 may not be reflected on the non-certified copy if the birth […]

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Rhode Island Adoption Information Laws

By DD / March 7, 2016

Rhode Island Adoption Information Laws The Rhode Island adoption information laws include who may access information, access to non-identifying information and who can access identifying information. Who May Access Information Citation: Gen. Laws §§ 15-7.2-2; 15-7.2-7 The following persons may use the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry: Birth parents and adult birth siblings The adult […]

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South Carolina Adoption Information Laws

By DD / March 7, 2016

South Carolina Adoption Information Laws If you were adopted in South Carolina, these South Carolina adoption information laws will be important for you to know for your search to find your birth family. Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 20-7-1780 Information may be accessed by the following persons: The adoptive parents The adopted […]

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South Dakota Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

South Dakota Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 25-6-15.2; 25-6-15.3 Nonidentifying information may be released to: The adoptive parent The adopted person who is age 18 or older Identifying information may be released to: The adopted person The birth parents Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 25-6-15.2 Nonidentifying […]

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Tennessee Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Tennessee Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 36-1-127; 36-1-128; 36-1-133 Nonidentifying information may be released to: The adopted person who is age 18 or older The adoptive parents or guardian if the adopted person is under age 18 The birth parent or legal relatives The lineal descendants of an adopted […]

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Texas Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Texas Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Fam. Code §§ 162.018; 162.406 Nonidentifying information may be provided to: The adoptive parents The adopted person who is age 18 or older Identifying information may be accessed by: The adopted person who is age 18 or older A birth parent An alleged father who acknowledges […]

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Utah Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Utah Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 78-30-17; 78-30-18 Nonidentifying information is available to: The adoptive parents or legal guardian The adopted person The adopted person’s spouse, or guardian of the adopted person’s child, if the adopted person is deceased The adopted person’s child or descendant The birth parent or […]

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Vermont Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Vermont Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 1 5A, §§ 6-104; 6-105 Nonidentifying information is available to: The adoptive parent or legal guardian of an adopted person The adopted person who is age 18 or older or has been emancipated A deceased adopted person’s direct descendant who is age 18 […]

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Virginia Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Virginia Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 63.2-1246; 63.2-1247 Nonidentifying information may be disclosed to: The adopted person who is age 18 or older The licensed or authorized child-placing agencies providing services to the child The adoptive parents Identifying information may be released to: The adopted person who is age […]

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Washington Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Washington Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Rev. Code §§ 26.33.340; 26.33.343 Nonidentifying information is available to: An adoptive parent An adopted person A birth parent Identifying information may be accessed by: An adopted person who is age 21 or older, or under 21 with the permission of the adoptive parent A birth […]

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West Virginia Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

West Virginia Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 48-23-601; 48-23-402 Nonidentifying information may be provided to: The adoptive parents or, in the event of death of the adoptive parents, the child’s guardian The adopted person who is age 18 or older If the adopted person is deceased: The adopted person’s […]

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Wisconsin Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Wisconsin Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 48.432; 48.433 Nonidentifying information may be provided to: The adopted person who is age 18 years or older The adoptive parent The guardian or legal custodian of an adopted person The offspring of an adopted person if the requester is age 18 years […]

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Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Wyoming Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 1-22-116; 1-22-203 Nonidentifying medical information may be provided to: The adoptive parent The adult adopted person Identifying information may be accessed by: The adult adopted person The adoptive parent The birth parent, sibling, or grandparent All parties must be age 18 or older. […]

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Pennsylvania Adoption Information Laws

By DD / February 29, 2016

Pennsylvania Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Cons. Stat. Tit. 23, § 2905 Information may be accessed by: The adopted person who is age 18 or older If the adopted person is under age 18, his or her adoptive parent or legal guardian Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Cons. Stat. Tit. 23, § […]

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