Thursday, November 13, 2008


One of the many resources that adoptees, natural parents, and adoptive families have in search and reunion is Reg Day. It is an annual event that encourages the usage of the ISRR to help us find one another. This event occurs all over the United States on November 10th of every year. Oklahoma had their Reg Day recently as well too. The Muskogee news had a news article about it online today.

So for those searching, if you have not utilized this tool please do so today.

Here is the article:

RegDay is an annual event to increase public awareness of the International Soundex Reunion Registry. ISRR is a non-profit mutual consent registry dedicated to reuniting adult family members separated by adoption, divorce or other dislocation.

For families separated by adoption who wish to search for lost kin, state laws permanently sealing adoption records can make it that much more difficult. Original birth certificates are even sealed in cases of step-parent adoption.

RegDay can be a source for information on a variety of records-access reform issues of interest to both the adoption and genealogy communities. Recent open records victories in Maine, New Hampshire, Alabama and Oregon have helped to raise awareness of the need to make these personal government-held records available to those to whom they most intimately pertain.

RegDay will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Promenade Mall, Tulsa, on the second level near the Food Court.

Information, contact Jean Lewis at 683-5787 or

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