Tag: Birth Records

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…

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…

Steps to Getting a Copy of Your Original Birth Certificate

Adoption is actually a common experience in the United States. About 1.5 million children in the United States are adopted, and seven million Americans as a whole are adopted. However, although almost 70% of adoptions nowadays are open adoptions, the stigma surrounding adoption over the years means that many of those were closed adoptions. In Read More…

How to Find Your Birth Parents

Adoptions come in all shapes and sizes. Some people are adopted at birth while others adopted when they’re a teenager. Some people grow up knowing they’re adopted while some aren’t told until they’re older. While a percentage of people don’t have any interest in meeting their birth parents, many do. Just as there are many Read More…

How to Trace Your Biological Family Tree

Whether you were adopted, your parents were adopted, or part of your family is estranged, tracing your biological family tree can be extremely difficult. It might even seem impossible! But you’ll be happy to know that it is possible, as long as you’re willing to do a little more digging than many people might need Read More…

How to Build a Family Tree Online

Every family is a different size. Some nuclear families stick to themselves, only three or four people large, and some families associate with relatives that are so far removed that they’re barely even related anymore! Either way, most people have a fascination with knowing where their family came from, and where they are right now. Read More…

Feel Like You Were Born into the Wrong Family? See If You Were Adopted

Lots of people go through a phase of feeling like they just don’t fit in. But for some, this feeling has persisted throughout most of their life. That’s because they feel like they are completely different from their family. The differences can be little things like you enjoying classical music while your family can’t stand Read More…

Don’t Miss a Birthday This Holiday Season

Growing up, you might have thought it sounded great to have a birthday around the holidays. If your birthday was close to Christmas or another holiday you got twice the presents! Sadly, this often isn’t the case. Sometimes times the two events will get rolled into one. Worse, with all the bustle of the holidays Read More…

Discover Your Ancestry With A PeopleFinders Genealogy Search

It’s a natural human instinct. We love to learn about our family history. And we want to understand the people who came before us. After all, the decisions they made greatly impacted our own lives. PeopleFinders makes it easy to discover your past and connect with your present. Our new Genealogy Search gives you instant Read More…

Thank You For Reminding Us … Part 2

Jeri is a people finding sleuth who goes by the nickname “Sherlock”. She has utilized The PeopleFinders Network to find hundreds of people, and was kind enough to share a few of her success stories with us. One of our favorites is about a woman named Laurie… Laurie was separated from her mother as an Read More…