Finding birth families is a goal for adoptees, foundlings and donor-conceived persons alike. These adoption genealogy tools, books and websites will show you how.
Two half-siblings reconnected with each other and their long-lost birth father thanks to a pro bono DNA program.
DNA testing has opened a broad new avenue for adopted people to find their birth families. Our guide maps out your journey of discovery.
DNA testing has played a critical role in reuniting families around the world. Learn how to create mirror trees on AncestryDNA, the largest of the testing services.
In this month’s podcast, we’re not only discussing DNA and adoption, but also premiering several new segments. Come check out the Family Tree Magazine Podcast’s facelift!
DNA has proved a power tool for adoptees. The MyHeritage DNA Quest project will give free tests to 15,000 lucky individuals.
Everyone has their own reason for researching their family history. Use this article as inspiration when you start to hit brick walls and re-discover your own answer.
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...
Simplify researching your adoption by taking these 5 easy first steps.
This little gem of a holiday picture comes from the Library of Congress collection. Researching the clues in this picture took a little time and involved studying the caption,...
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...
Have an orphan train rider in your family tree? Get your search on track with our resource roundup.