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HOW MANY WORDS IS A PICTURE WORTH …

While many people commonly say that a picture is worth a thousand words, the actual quote, attributed to Fred Barnard, from March 10 of 1927 follows: "A picture is worth ten thousand words." So, when is a picture worth a thousand or ten thousand words?  How about when it truthfully and accurately represents what a [...]

By | 2018-06-06T18:52:20+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Informational|0 Comments

NATURE VS. NUTURE?   IT MAY BE THE ULTIMATE ADOPTION QUESTION!

With the advent of genetic testing, having family members test, on the same site, can make it easier than ever to discover first or birth familial ties.  It can also give you information about your ancestry.  And if you test on www.23andme.com, you may also be able to obtain information about health and personal traits.  [...]

By | 2018-04-04T19:49:06+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Adoptions, Informational|0 Comments

GENEALOGY’S IMPACT ON THE ANONYMITY OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

As a licensed private investigator and genetic genealogist, who uses DNA information on sites such as www.23andme.com and www.ancestry.com to perform post adoption searches, heir searches, missing person searches, and skip tracing, I know the potential that these sites have for uncovering information that you may not have been looking for.  It may also uncover [...]

By | 2018-03-22T19:39:57+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Informational|0 Comments

I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE …

But what if your significant other doesn’t seem to be. Isn’t it the month for romance, champagne and chocolates? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what are your plans; an intimate stay at home dinner with dessert to follow, a quiet weekend away for you and your paramour, or an exciting night out on [...]

By | 2018-02-05T20:53:05+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Informational|0 Comments

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS … Do you make them? Do you keep them?

While it seems that more and more people have given up on the idea of making New Year’s Resolutions, a study by YouGov (an online polling site), found that almost 70% of respondents said that they would be setting goals for themselves in 2018 – and hopefully attaining them! Across the board the top 5 [...]

By | 2018-01-03T19:03:55+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Informational|0 Comments

ENTRAPMENT – You may be surprised at what it is, and especially, what it isn’t!

If you are normally a law-abiding individual, who happens to get caught doing something illegal, can you claim entrapment?  It all depends on the circumstances … Law enforcement and public officials can legally offer individuals the opportunity to commit a crime, but judges generally expect people to resist ordinary temptation to do so.  On the [...]

By | 2017-12-12T17:41:19+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Informational|0 Comments

Trusts have existed since Roman times … isn’t about time you started thinking about one!

Last week we discussed the need for proper estate planning, for some, this may mean a will, for others, a trust.  A trust agreement is a document, that like a will, speaks to your last wishes about your assets after you pass on.  Your trust will lay out your assets and to which beneficiaries you [...]

By | 2017-11-20T19:49:42+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Informational|0 Comments

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT – why you SHOULD have one!

Most people have become aware that they should have a will – but what is a will, and how does it actually work? Often called a last will and testament, a will allows for you to state your final wishes upon your passing.  The court, through the probate procedure, will make sure that your executor, [...]

By | 2017-11-13T19:57:41+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Informational|0 Comments

CURIOUS? For $49, you can afford to be!

Did you know that you are 99.9 percent genetically identical to every human being you meet?  It’s that .1 percent that makes you, you!  And aren’t you just a little bit curious to know what that special part of your genetic make-up is? With DNA testing you can discover information about: Ethnicity Family History Truth – DNA [...]

By | 2017-11-06T19:59:52+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Informational|0 Comments