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Genealogy is often overlooked as a way to help find birthfamily. Even people who do not have a name but do have lots of information about the family and know for sure where they were from have benefited from using genealogy resources. The 1930 census is now available and that is a boon to many. Using the following links may give you ideas on ways to find your family.
If you do know the family name then studying death notices can help to trace the family through the lists of survivors in a newspaper. Funeral homes have copies of death notices as they usually prepare the notice for publication.
You can apply for restricted information through the use of "age search" service
There is a fee for this service. $65 for a search of one census for one person only.
These transcripts can be used to qualify for social security, passport applications, to prove relationship for settling estates, & genealogy research. Some records are very complete while others are not. An official census transcript should list the person's name, relationship to head of household, age, and state or country of birth. Some will have more information than that.
If the person is deceased the application must be signed by a parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, or the surviving wife or husband. A copy of the death certificate must be sent and the relationship to the deceased must be stated on the application.
To apply for this go to "age search" service where you will find the forms to be filled out.
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