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Main Adoption-related Sites

Access to Adoption Information
State regulations covering access to non-identifying info and how to obtain.

American Adoption Congress
30+ years of information, updates on the latest legislation, and list of support groups.

California Adoptees Mailing List
Keeping the California connection alive.

California Adoption Information Page
State legislative information, office addresses and phone numbers.

California County Courthouses
Listed alphabetically by county, with mailing addresses and phone numbers.

Open Counties
Some CA counties will allow adoptive parents access to identifying information. Contact information can be found here at Tina Musso's great site.

Post Adoption Center for Education and Research offers support, search workshops and information for anyone touched by adoption.

ReConnections of California
California volunteer adoption search and support group.

California Newspapers
Links to online papers from around the state. Fee for archival searches.
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Other Resource Sites

Genealogy Resources

  • Ancestry.com
    Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census records and more.
  • History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
    A great article full of family history and genealogy tips. Many thanks to Isabella at Hawthorne Community Center for finding this resource.
  • Social Security Death Index
    This database is an index to basic information about persons with Social Security numbers whose deaths have been reported to the Social Security Administration.
  • Obituary Times
    Daily index of published obituaries.
  • StateGenSites
    Database of genealogy web sites by state.
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People Locator Databases

Social Networking