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Selected Proceedings and Courts

Adoption records usually result from court processes, although there are three methods through which adoption can take place: (1) agreement without judicial proceedings, (2) agreement filed in a court of law and accompanied by court order, and (3) petition filed in a court of law and accompanied by a court order. The first method is not considered legally binding in most states today. Read more here.

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· The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy

· Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

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· Association of Professional Genealogists

· Periodical Source Index

· Soldiertown, Maine

· Tintype

· 1890 Census Substitute

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