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December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

The months of November and December always seem to move by so fast! Thanksgiving with its wonderful weather was a welcome change, and I was even more gratified by having some time to discuss genealogy with my family, albeit in an underhanded way.  My parents are not terribly sentimental people, but I noticed they reminisced… Continue reading December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

State Specific Research · Vital Records

Illinois opens original birth certificates to adoptees! – Tuesdays’s Tip

Have you heard the great news genealogists? The next phase of the new Illinois open records adoption law went into effect this week.  As of November 15th, adopted persons over the age of 21 who were born in Illinois on or after January 1, 1946 may now request a non-certified copy of their original birth… Continue reading Illinois opens original birth certificates to adoptees! – Tuesdays’s Tip