https://my.americanancestors.org/1668/1834 New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02125
Over the past several decades, the dynamics of adoption and access to its critical records have shifted dramatically. Our society’s move toward greater openness and advances of DNA have changed the landscape for families and researchers. State by state, the laws are different: in some, secrecy still controls; in others, birth records are available to adoptees on request. Across the country, individuals are being reunited with their biological families.
This online conversation course brings together professionals from a variety of fields to discuss approaches to researching adoptions (both historical and current day), current and coming legislation, and new techniques for connecting with living family members and broadening your family tree. The panelists will also share instructive and inspiring stories, some of them personal, about the search for knowledge. Through a combination of instructive videos, educational resources, and a lively panel discussion, this unique course will give you the traction and tools you need to further your own research.
The live Q&A will be held on Zoom Video Conferencing. A link to the live session, recorded videos, bookstore voucher, and other materials will be sent to participants in early November.