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Portal to Texas History Website

By DD / February 5, 2016

The Portal to Texas History Website Looking for Texas historical information? The portal to Texas history is the gateway to finding all the information you require. From the portal, you are in a position to discover lots of information; from finding a picture of your ancestor, to coming across a rare historical map. You can […]

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Ohio Memory Website

By DD / February 4, 2016

Using the Ohio Memory Website to Find a Loved One Looking for a loved one can be an annoying process when you do not have access to the right resources. However, this need not be the case. Whether looking for someone who ran away, trying to locate your biological parents or your grandparents, it is […]

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Illinois Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 20, 2016

Illinois adoption information laws can be very important when you are searching for your birth family. The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release any nonidentifying information above that appears on the certified copy of the original birth certificate or the Certificate of Adoption to an adopted person, adoptive parent, or legal guardian who is a registrant of the Illinois Adoption Registry.

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Idaho Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 20, 2016

Idaho Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 39-259A Identifying information may be made available to: The adult adopted person The birth parents Adult birth siblings Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506 A copy of all medical and genetic information compiled as part of the adoption investigation shall […]

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Georgia Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 19, 2016

Georgia Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 19-8-23 Information may be accessed by: The adult adopted person The birth parents Adult birth siblings The child of the adopted person, if the adopted person is deceased The adoptive parents The adoptive parents may access only nonidentifying information. Access to Nonidentifying Information […]

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Hawaii Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 19, 2016

Hawaii Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 578-14.5; 578-15 Health information may be provided to: The adult adopted person The adoptive parent The adopted minor’s guardian or custodian Adoption records may be accessed by: The adult adopted person The adoptive parents The birth parents Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Rev. […]

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Florida Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 19, 2016

Florida Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 63.1 62; 63.1 65 Information may be available to: The adopted person who is age 18 or older The birth parents The adoptive parents Birth siblings Maternal and paternal birth grandparents Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 63.162 All nonidentifying information, […]

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District of Columbia Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 18, 2016

District of Columbia Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed. Access to Nonidentifying Information This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed. Mutual Access to Identifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 16-311 All records are sealed and may not be inspected except upon order of […]

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Delaware Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 18, 2016

Delaware Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 924 Family information may be available to the following persons: The adopted person who is age 21 or older All other parties to an adoption Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 924 The department or agency may […]

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Connecticut Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 6, 2016

Connecticut Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-746 Nonidentifying information is available to the following persons: · The adult adopted person · The adoptive parents or guardian of the child · The legal representative of the adopted person · If the adopted person is deceased, any adult descendants, including adopted […]

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California Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 5, 2016

California Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Fam. Code § 9203 Identifying information is available to: The adopted person who is age 21 or older The birth parent of an adult adopted person The adoptive parent of an adopted child who is under age 21 Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Fam. Code §§ […]

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Delaware Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 5, 2016

Delaware Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 924 Family information may be available to the following persons: · The adopted person who is age 21 or older · All other parties to an adoption Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 924 The department or […]

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Colorado Opens Adoption Information

By DD / January 4, 2016

Colorado Opens Adoption Information! This is why no one should give up on the laws changing. The law actually was changed in 2014 but with the transition time, Jan 1, 2016 the records were fully open for all adoptees. This could affect 250,000 people born in Colorado. “Forty years of legislative work has finally come […]

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Arizona Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 3, 2016

Arizona Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Rev. Stat. § 8-129 The following persons may have access to family information: · The adoptive parents or a guardian of the adopted person · The adopted person who is age 18 or older · If the adopted person has died, the adopted person’s spouse if […]

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American Somoa Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 3, 2016

American Somoa Adoption Information Laws American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, located west of the Cook Islands, north of […]

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Alaska Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 3, 2016

Alaska Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Alaska Code § 18.50.500 Identifying information may be accessed by: · The adopted person who is 18 or older · The birth parent The adoptive parent may access nonidentifying information. Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Alaska Code § 18.50.510 The State registrar may release information regarding […]

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Alabama Adoption Information Laws

By DD / January 3, 2016

Alabama Adoption Information Laws Who May Access Information Citation: Ala. Code § 26-1 0A-31 Nonidentifying information may be released, upon request, to: The adoptive parents The birth parents The adopted person who is 19 or older Only the adult adopted person may access identifying information. Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ala. Code § 26-1 0A-31 […]

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Allen County Genealogy Center

By DD / January 2, 2016

This website isn’t just for searching for family in Indiana. access to the US Census records from 1790 to 1930. The Genealogy Center also has more than 48,000 R. L. Polk directories for cities throughout the United States. Most are dated 1961 to the present.

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South Dakota State Historical Society

By DD / December 21, 2015

South Dakota State Historical Society I remember when we were asked to make a family tree in the second grade. My family tree only began from my great-grandparents while everyone around me had theirs going back up to 10 generations! Though I wish I had known about South Dakota Records back then and fount out […]

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CyberDrive Illinois Genealogy Website

By DD / December 14, 2015

CyberDrive Illinois Website The guide to the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system will tell you where to look for elusive records. Databases include vital records, military records and land sales. You have to drill down several levels to get to the vital records but they are there. There are links to Circuit Clerks — […]

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Digital Library of Georgia

By DD / December 14, 2015

The Digital Library of Georgia has over million digital objects in more than 200 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. If you are looking for family from Georgia you can cover a lot of ground here with a single search covering digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and more from over 60 libraries, archives and museums and 100 government agencies.

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Massachusetts Archives Website

By DD / December 14, 2015

Massachusetts Archives Website The Massachusettss Archives Website is a government website that includes search indexes to birth, marriage and death records (1841-1910), plus an index, in progress, to passengers arriving in Boston between 1848 and 1891. The Archives Collection Database includes church, town, Indian and maritime records from 1629 to 1799. Collections include Massachusetts Archives […]

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California Birth Index

By Staff Writer / December 13, 2015

California Birth Index is a simple website set up to help you search for birth records in California from the years 1905 to 1995. The CABI was compiled by the California Office of Health Information and Research.

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Florida Memory Project Website

By Staff Writer / December 5, 2015

A complete genealogy website offering a lot of different information for people looking for family in Florida. On the front page you will find tabs for Photographs, Videos, Audio, Collections, Exhibits, and Classrooms.

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Alabama Mosaic Genealogy Website

By DD / December 4, 2015

Alabama Mosaic is a great resource for Alabama genealogy. From the About page on the Alabama Mosaic Website: “< a href="http://www.alabamamosaic.org/">AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama’s history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents […]

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