Q: I need to find my birth family. I have my mothers name at my birth and her age and place of birth but that is all. Which service will be best suited to find her family ancestry and anything current?
A: The best site to start your search would be Ancestry.com. It has a vast collection of databases and documents that it can pull information from, so you have a better chance of finding information about your birth family. And since Ancestry has such a wide range of documents, including military, immigration, death, birth, crew lists, census, and other documents, you can compare documents against each other to confirm the identity of the person you are looking for.
The first thing to do is set up a family tree with Ancestry. Make sure you include as much information about yourself as possible, as it's easier for them to match records to your name. Once you've finished, add all the information you have for your mother. You can then search Ancestry's databases to see if there are any document matches to the information you gave about your mother. You can add relavent documents to her profile, and as you do, Ancestry will suggest other possible family members that are connected to her.
While Ancestry and other genealogy sites will help you get information about your birth family's history, they will probably not have the most up-to-date information such as address, telephone number, etc. If you are looking for contact information for your birth family, you can try a people search service to find them. Intelius has the most comprehensive search that we saw, so they might be a good place to start.
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