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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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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