Whether you have adopted ancestors or are adopted yourself, or just want to learn more about an adoptive ancestor, thorough research can lead to incredible discoveries. Of course, this process can be incredibly emotional and overwhelming. Below we offer some resources to help you find the information you seek.
Strategies for Researching Adopted Ancestors
FAMILY TREE FREE RESOURCES
Free Adoptive Family Tree Template Download
Use this free form to record both an ancestor's biological and adoptive parents.
This article provides tips and resources to help you find orphaned and adopted ancestors, as well as a relevant case study.
Finding Your Birth Family
Learn more about the Orphan Train and how you can track down and research ancestors who might have been aboard.