Re: What County is NY,NY
Henry,would you please advise me: my grandfather b. 1866,(I'm wondering if in NY somewhere) was "placed, with his brother, at "some" orphanage on Long Island, by mother who could not take care of all of her children.It probably was after 1866 sometime,but don't have any dates.He supposedly "ran away", either from orphanage or foster home as a youth, and went to Venango Cty, PA to be on his own.
What is the best way to begin this search as far as records of orphanages on Long Island?? and would orphans be listed on NY census? What county would Long Island be in period after 1866 to about 1880?
Thanks for any help.Pat Engle