Adoption

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Somewhere between the 1850 census and the 1860 census, Benjamin and Luranna Gilbert acquired a 12-year-old child named Mary Lackey. Who is Mary? There are five options. Learn how to research orphan children in your genealogy by following as we explore each genealogy option.
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For the 32 million Americans whose families have been touched by adoption, even the immediate past can be a puzzle. Here's how to start finding your family tree when your roots are a secret.
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Simplify researching your adoption by taking these 5 easy first steps.
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Resources for genealogical research of adoptions.
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Did your ancestor ride an "orphan train" from the big city to a foster home in the country? Get on board to trace the roots of orphan train riders from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Should you trace biological family or adoptive family?
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US research is the focus of this episode, with the best websites for state research and the Washington State Digital Archive. Plus: tips for using US vital records from Family Tree University, news from FamilySearch and tips for organizing your heirlooms.
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Books, Web sites and more
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How to search for genealogical records when you're adopted.
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If an adopted or orphaned ancestor is impeding your research progress, use these 11 strategies to foster new family tree finds.
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