Orphans, Adoptions and Indentures, part 2

As I mentioned in the previous post, the first law in New York State that dealt with adoptions was passed until 1873. The entire law is over here on Bastard Nation an adoptee rights website. Important parts of the law are that both adopting spouses must agree to adopt a child. If a birth parent …

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Fred Q. Bowman has died

Fred Q. Bowman died on 7 November. He is best remembered for his series of books of New York State vital records. His obit in the Albany Times-Union states (in part): Frederick Quimby Bowman, 93, of Albany, N.Y., passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital on November 7, 2009. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on …

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New Web Pages

I added two new web pages to the GenWeb of Monroe County website. For the last couple of months I spent some time down at the Monroe County Courthouse. I was copying records of people that had gone to Court to change their name. I went through the first 16 volumes of Miscellaneous Records (to …

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