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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More Genealogy on TV

The TLC channel is having a show this weekend on adoption stories. Long Lost Family has two adoptees teaming up with hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner to embark on an emotional journey that sees them through the ups and downs of trying to track down loved ones they’re so anxious to meet.   Christopher …

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Adoption Files Available in Syracuse

In 2011 New Life Adoption Agency in Syracuse, NY closed. They had records of adoptions for over 1,000 children over the last 20 years. Lawyers for the former organization have tried in vain to find another adoption organization to take the old records. NY State and agencies within the state don’t want the records either. …

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Proposed NY Legislation Would Allow Access to Adoptees’ Birth Records

I don’t often repeat posting from other blogs but I thought this was very important news. Dick Eastman on his EOGN blog, says that he received the following email from the German Genealogy Group on Long Island: The Adoptee Bill(s) of Rights would repeal the 1935 legislation that sealed in perpetuity the original birth certificates, …

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Program on Orphanage in Canandaigua

A program on “The Ontario Children’s Home and Orphanage and its Living Legacy” will be held on Sunday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St, Canandaigua, NY. The original Ontario Children’s Home was created by the Young Ladies Aid Society formed at the Congregational Church in 1863. The …

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Searching for…

This month Dish Network is giving a free preview of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. I was looking forward to see the series Searching for… on OWN. Genealogist Pam Slaton helps people find people they are looking for. Each hour long episode involves two search cases. Of the four episodes that I seen so far …

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Adoption Searches on OWN

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) starts tomorrow, January first. One of the programs that will start later in the year is called “Searching For…” and it is about professional genealogist Pam Slaton helping people (mostly adoptees) to find people that they have lost contact with. OWN says of the series: Viewers can expect an intensely …

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