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American Adoption Congress
"Although AAC is not a search organization, we support the right of all those whose lives have been impacted by adoption to decide for themselves whether and when to search. We also provide referrals to search and support groups within each state. This section is intended to provide a collection of articles, databases, forums and references, including links to other websites that may be useful to searchers working on their own."
Finding People
Topics include: Addresses and Phone Numbers, Classmates, Investigators, and Other (Finding Obituaries, Public Records, Genealogy). From ipl2.
Search by name, location, and telephone number. Includes Reverse Phone Lookup.
International Soundex Reunion Registry
"The International Soundex Reunion Registry is a non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization founded in 1975 .... ISRR is a mutual consent reunion registry for persons desiring a reunion with next-of-kin. This agency serves the needs of family members who have been separated from each other by adoption, divorce, foster care, institutional care, abandonment, crisis, etc. ISRR is referred to by many groups, internet resources, state departments, courts, government and private agencies - though not directly affiliated with any other registry, organization or website."
Locating Veterans and Service Members
Links to military personnel locators at each service as well as from other services. Mostly veterans, but also some active duty personel too.
Missing Persons
"The prime purpose of The Salvation Army's Missing Person Service is to reunite people in families who wish to find each other." There are several restrictions under which the Salvation Army will undertake a search. See the list on the bottom of the screen.
New York State DOH - Adoption Information Registry
"If you are adopted, or if you placed a child for adoption, or if you are the biological sibling of an adopted person, you may wish to learn more about your birth family. The New York State Health Department's Adoption Registry can help and even facilitate a reunion."
Reference USA
For Middletown Thrall Library cardholders only. Find the addresses and phone numbers for 120 million households in the U.S.
Social Security Letter Forwarding
"We will attempt to forward a letter to a missing person under circumstances involving a matter of great importance, such as a death or serious illness in the missing person's immediate family, or a sizeable amount of money that is due the missing person." A fee may be involved. From the Social Security Office.

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