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CGS Next Program - Adoption Searches Past and Present

27 May 2019 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Join us this Saturday, June 1st for our next program at the Newberry Library at 1:30pm

Adoption Searches Past and Present. Our speaker will be Matt Rutherford. Having an adopted ancestor can often be one of the most frustrating and challenging aspects of genealogy research. In times past, records of adoptions weren't as well kept as they are today, making searching for the link between birthparents and adoptees difficult.  And, in modern times, adoption searches are often hindered by legal barriers.  We'll discuss techniques & tips for researching American adoptions in all time periods.

Matt Rutherford, MLIS, is Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry Library will be our speaker. 

Note - we will start our program with our annual meeting and voting of the 2019-2020 officers. 



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