Category: People Data

How to Find Biological Relatives When Your Birth Parents are Deceased

Finding information about your birth family can be extremely difficult in many states. Even with the rise of adoptee rights groups fighting for unrestricted access to records and information, there are still no federal mandates regarding adoption records, as each state sets its own rules. If you live in a state with extremely strict rules, Read More…

Ways to Check Up on Your Significant Other

Different people handle their romantic relationships in different ways. And while 60 percent of married people report being very happy in their marriage, that leads to the unfortunate conclusion that 40 percent are not. In a relationship where you don’t completely trust your partner or one where you’re not that happy with the way your Read More…

How to Contact Old Neighbors

Neighbors are an important part of the lives of many people. Even if you don’t talk to them frequently, you likely see them often, and even a friendly wave can be enough to brighten someone’s day. If you’re one of the 20% of people who actually go out of their way to spend time with Read More…

A Guide to Contacting a Newfound Biological Family Member

If you’ve ever tried to contact a biological family member before, you probably know that it can feel awkward or uncomfortable. After all, they’re someone who is technically related to you that you’ve never met before! But it is possible to contact biological family members and have the meeting go well. You might even be Read More…

How to Research Your Biological Family if You’re Adopted

Adoption is a surprisingly common experience. In fact, 2.5% of all United States children were adopted, and about 60% of people know someone who has personal experience with adoption. In the past, adoption was a fairly taboo subject, often because of the stigma attached to having a child outside of marriage. Because of this, many Read More…

Understanding the United States Census Results

The United States Census, which the government uses to gather information every four years, provides valuable information on important topics, such as how many people are living in the country and the population’s age range, education level, and poverty statistics. The census is an important part of understanding the people of the country and has Read More…

How to Deal With Unexpected DNA Ancestry Results

Companies market DNA ancestry tests as a great way to find information about your ancestors. They’re very useful for many people, and it’s especially nice to have the results when you’ve been confused about your heritage, such as when you’re adopted, or you don’t have any living ties to biological relatives. These DNA ancestry tests Read More…

United States of Crime – Top Crimes Committed in US States

Amidst national crime trends, certain threats can be localized. For example, murders may be decreasing in one city as robberies are increasing in another. To identify the locations where crimes were the most or least common, we turned to crime data from the FBI. Notably, these crime numbers are only an indication of the true Read More…

How to find a sibling who was put up for adoption

Putting together a family tree after adoption is often framed in one way: an adoptee searching for biological parents. However, there are many other moving parts to the puzzle, each equally important. Whether you’ve just found out that a biological sibling you had was placed for adoption, or you’ve always known but never known how Read More…

3 Things to Keep in Mind When It Comes to Your DNA Ancestry Results

People love finding out where they came from. It’s a good way to learn more about yourself, and an even better way to see the similarities between you and your ancestors. One of the ways that people are doing that is by using DNA ancestry tests. Companies market these tests as a way to tell Read More…