Tag: family

How to Research a Deceased Person You Think May Be One of Your Relatives

Whether you’re adopted, estranged from your family, or just not very connected to your familial history, you may decide to research your family to get more information about where you came from. Many people do this, which means plenty of resources are available to connect with other living people who may be similarly disconnected from Read More…

Three Things Technology Has Made Obsolete — For Better or Worse

If you’re old enough to remember the years before technology was so widespread, or even just before the internet had billions of people accessing it every day, you’ve probably noticed that certain things have become somewhat obsolete. It’s generally been pretty gradual, however, which is why you haven’t really thought about it and realized just Read More…

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…

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…

How to Know if Your Relationship Is Becoming Serious

Being in a relationship is fun, but many people have casual relationships before finding the person they expect to spend the rest of their life with. If you’ve never found someone that you’ve progressed even slightly past the casual stage with, you might not know how to tell when your relationship has turned into something 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…

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…

The Pros and Cons of Polygamous Relationships

Polygamy has been around for an extremely long time. However, the misconception is that it’s simply when a man takes multiple wives, which is a common tradition in some places but generally not accepted in Western civilization. In actuality, polygamy is much broader than that. Some studies suggest that up to one in five single Read More…