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I am trying to locate an adoption record occuring in the 1920's .  This adoption occured in Van Buren County, Michigan.  Can you offer some research suggestions?


Thank you for your recent submission to our “Ask a Genealogist”. You are trying to track down an adoption date in Van Buren County, MI. In order to do so, you must contact the Van Buren County  Probate Court, , they will be able to assist you in locating the formal date of actual adoptions – that is if you have proof that Nellie’s uncle and aunt went to court to formally to adopt their niece. If there is a record, it will provide date and also any formal name change that may have been done around that time.
I did check the Family History Library catalog and I am afraid for  the period of time you are seeking, 1920-1930, the records have not been filmed so you will need to contact the court directly.

Posted by David Lambert at 09/05/2013 11:56:07 PM | 

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