Searching For Birth Father – Please Share

Searching for Birth Father You would think since we found my mom’s birth mother, searching her birth father would be a piece of cake right?  Well, not so much.  Her birth mother passed away before we got to meet her […]

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Baby Up For Adoption – Classifieds

Checking the Classifieds I never would have thought to look in the newspaper and especially not the classifieds for information about my mom’s adoption case.   That all changed when I learned about a birth mother who saw a picture […]

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How do I find my birth parents?

So you have decided to look for your birth parents but you have no idea how to even start your search.  I’m no pro at this but I can definitely share the resources I’ve gathered along the way. Steps to finding […]

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Mirror & Speculation Trees Should be Private

Private Family Trees = Less Confusion I’ve run into one instance where I created a mirror tree off of a DNA match’s mirror tree and needless to say I was very confused.  That DNA match was adopted and using the […]

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Genome Mate Pro – How to Download

Genome Mate Pro I’m a little late on downloading the new version of Genome Mate which is called Genome Mate Pro.  If you haven’t downloaded and would like to see how to download the program, watch the video below.  I’ve been […]

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What is a Mirror Tree?

What is a Mirror Tree?

I’m getting a lot of feedback and I keep seeing the same thing.  The same question keeps coming up.  What is a mirror tree?  I’ve answered some questions about mirror trees in the Five Questions Answered post and went over […]

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About Non-Identifying Information

About Non-Identifying Information

Non-Identifying information is a very useful tool used to find birth families or adoptees. In my mom’s case, we were given some basic but very helpful information. What’s included? In our first request for non-identifying information, we were told the […]

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Know Your Roots Sweepstakes

The Know Your Roots Sweepstakes offers a grand prize of a 23andme DNA kit, a trip for two which includes round trip airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and daily per diem for meals and activities of the winners’ choosing.

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Father’s Day Promos – DNA Testing

Father’s Day Promos – DNA Testing

Father’s Day Sales Father’s Day is almost here and I’ve gotten my first email about special offers and discounts for DNA testing.  Here are the promo’s I have found.  If you know of more, please mention the deal in the […]

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Using Obituaries In Your Search

Using Obituaries In Your Search

Obituaries When I got to the point in my search where I was just one generation away from finding my mom’s birth mother, we had a stand still.  Records on Ancestry and FamilySearch and other records sites were limited.  After […]

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