Tag: Public Records

The Most Important Reasons to Take a Self-Defense Class

Whether due to a past attack or to keep yourself safe based on someone else’s experience, you have perhaps kicked around the idea of taking a self-defense class.  There are plenty of different types; you may want to take a class that focuses on weapons, one that focuses mostly on martial arts, or even one Read More…

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Invasion

Home invasions are very uncommon, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with one; however, it’s possible. You never think you’ll be one of the few people that become a statistic, but you should be prepared for the possibility. Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes to preparing for 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 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…

5 Things to Do Before You Sell Your House

Moving can be both stressful and exhilarating. On the one hand, packing up your entire life in an assortment of boxes and having them loaded into a van, possibly by strangers, can feel weird and anxiety-inducing. On the other hand, finding a new place symbolizes a fresh start and new beginnings and opportunities. Maybe you’ve Read More…

How to Discreetly Find Out More About Your Neighbors

For some people, talking to neighbors is a simple experience that takes no extra time or energy. In fact, some people even make great friends with their neighbors. Unfortunately, that’s the exception rather than the rule nowadays, as over 30% of Americans never spend time with their neighbors, a substantial increase from about 30 years 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…

Reasons You Should Check What’s on Your Public Record

Have you ever considered checking what you can find about yourself on public record? People can find out plenty of information about you just by looking at your public record, and it’s a good idea to check on it so you can know what people can find. Here are some great reasons why you should 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 Navigate Adoption File Release Laws

If you were adopted, you may eventually come to a time when you want to get in touch with your biological family. After all, it’s nice to know who your biological parents are, especially if you really don’t know anything about them. Nothing says you have to stay in contact, but it’s satisfying to know Read More…