Long Lost Return

The TV series “Long Lost Family” returns for a third season this Sunday. This is the show that reunites families that have been split up because of adoptions or other complicated family situations. Hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner do their best to find the missing family members. The stories do not always have happy …

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Long Lost Family – Returns

The TLC Channel series Long Lost Family returns for a second season on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. (eastern and western times). This series is about people that were adopted and now finding their birth families. Sometimes those can be very happy occasions and other times they bring up bad situations that happened in …

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Guide – Adoption Records

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on adoption records of Monroe County. The old records of larger organizations still exist; Rochester Orphan Asylum (now Hillside) and the 3 Catholic orphanages. The old Asylum records were moved to the University of Rochester many years ago. In the last few years all the catholic …

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Long Lost Family

“Long Lost family” is a show about adoptees being reunited with their birth family. There have been other shows like this before but they don’t usually last very long. Not sure why. Normally I would mention that New York State has a closed adoption system that makes these reunions almost impossible in the state+. Then …

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