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From: Thomas Fortin <>
Subject: Re: [NYALBANY] Albany Orphan Asylum
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:06:59 -0800
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> Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 09:26:43 -0800
> Subject: [NYALBANY] Albany Orphan Asylum
> Greetings!
> My great-grandmother, Josephine Devine, is living with her father (William), stepmother (Mary), and two young half-sisters (Mary and Margaret) in Green Island in 1900. Josephine died in early 1910, and I have been unable to find any trace of William or the elder Mary after 1900. One genealogist I had contacted said he found the two young girls living with 2 younger sisters (Anna and Catherine) living at the Albany Orphan Asylum in 1910. It is entirely possible it is them, but it may not be them. Is anyone familiar with finding out information on the orphanage residents or how I could prove/disprove they are my kin? The theory posited to me was that Mary died and William put the girls there and took off to find work outside of NYS.
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> Laura
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