Virtual Adoption Searches Past and Present

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History & Genealogy, Virtual

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Program Description


Having an adopted ancestor can often be one of the most frustrating and challenging aspects of genealogy research. In times past, records of adoptions weren’t as well kept as they are today, making searching for the link between birthparents and adoptees difficult.  And, in modern times, adoption searches are often hindered by legal barriers. Successful adoption searching requires the utilization of alternative strategies and sources. Come join Matt Rutherford, Newberry librarian and adoptee, as he discusses ways of unearthing details of an adoption when they aren’t readily available.

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