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New Jersey Woman Finds Previously Unknown Siblings Thanks To Change In State's Adoption Laws

<b>UNION BEACH, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</b> — A woman in New Jersey hit the sibling lottery after changes to the state’s adoption laws allowed her to trace her …

DNA might help him identify his family. But he can't find a way to give a sample.

As waves crash against a commuter ferry on the Marmara Sea, Mujtaba Haidar lurches forward in his seat. He’s afraid of the water now.<p>Haidar, 32, and his son Bahram, 8, are the only survivors in their family after a painful journey that began in Kabul almost two years ago and has yet to end.<p>On the …

DNA

Six Hidden Gems on FamilySearch.org - Family Tree

Written by Guest Writer and Associate Editor, Andrew Koch When you’re researching a branch of your family tree, the first (and easiest) place to …

Genealogy

'It's important to know who your family is': Search through family trees leads to unexpected connections

Joey Amos and Dennis Allen were on separate missions to retrace their family trees.<p>But as they sought out other family members, they've also …

'I just want to know about my mum' - Woman's search for long-lost Irish birth mother

A woman is appealing for help finding out information about her Irish birth mother, saying: "I just want to know more about her."<p>Carole Sparrow was …

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Your great-grandparent isn’t your grandparent (except under highly unusual circumstances)

Many states’ laws allow grandparents the rights to some visitation with their grandchildren, even over the objection of the parents (or perhaps the one remaining parent). Whether and when that is constitutional is controversial, but courts have upheld this in some situations, especially when the …

How Do I Legally Prove Native American Ancestry?

For this week’s column, we decided to address a topic that comes up frequently in your questions:<p><i>How does one legally establish Native American</i> …

Genealogy