Can I access orphanage lists from New York for 1861 and if so how? Thank you Beth
Looking for 4 half siblings that disappeared after their second parent died in 1861. Children were Bridget Canavan b. 1848, Lewis or Louis b. 1850, Margery b. 1853, and Amelia or Emma b. 1855. They lived in Brooklyn when their dad, David Canavan died on 1 Mar 1861. There was a step mother Ellen Canavan. She was 19 married 9 months and pregnant and did not keep them. I have never seen any possible family. Both parents were from Ireland and only moved to N.Y. from Montreal Canda in 1851. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.