ADOPTION SEARCH AND REUNION
- WEB SITES AND NEWSLETTERS
- Resources for Search and Reunion
- Web sites for adoption search and reunion
- Directory of reunion newsletters and books
- SUPPORT GROUPS
- Directory of reunion support groups in Canada
- SEARCH AGENCIES AND REGISTRIES
- Directory of search agencies
- Directory of reunion registries
Searching in Canada? May we suggest ...
Patricia McCarron, Parent Finders National Capital Region, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IN THE NEWS
Ontario opens adoption records June 1, 2009
Family Helper, June 9, 2009
In Ontario, as of June 1, 2009, adopted adults and birth parents can get information from birth and adoption records, such as the original name of an adopted adult or the name of a birth parent. There's also a way to prevent family members from finding out those names.
Search British phone books back to 1880
Ontario's adoption information disclosure law allows adopted adults to apply for a copy of their adoption order and original birth certificate. Birth parents can apply for information in the original and amended birth certificate of their adult child. Either one can register a disclosure veto to prevent disclosing information. ...
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VNUnet.com and Associated Press, Sept. 20, 2006
British Telecom and genealogy web site Ancestry.co.uk have launched an online collection of British phone books dating from 1880 to 1984 and containing over 250 million names. Members of Ancestry.co.uk can search the phone books using name, year and county.
First to go online will be 430 books for greater London, with over 72 million names and numbers, such as Bram Stoker (Victoria 1436), Buckingham Palace (Victoria 6913) and Laurence Olivier (Kensington 6505). "Since their introduction in 1880, phone books have provided a unique snapshot of communities in Britain in a regular and familiar format, making them an ideal source for family and social historians," said David Hay, head of heritage at BT Archives.
- Hilborn family research, including Hilborn Family Journal
- Online genealogy resources