Registry... A person has "registered" with the owner and provided information to help in making a match and a number to call to notify them of a match. The owner will have, in private files, more detailed information.
NOTE: Some registries are now so automated that any and all information you enter is made public information. Be careful about this.
With the above exception, it is a good idea to fill out as much as you can in the registration form. Many registries check for matches at the time you register. The more information they have the better job they can do for you.
While available to the public at large, these are NOT registries. The e-mail address should be easy to find and one can directly contact the person who posted the message. In most cases, the owner of the guestbook, bulletin board, or message board will not have any additional information regarding the listing.
See the end of this page for a list of defunct registries.
These registries are up but not updated. With some, there is no way to contact the owners.
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