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Wed May 5, 2021, 01:29 AM

Want to learn my mother's birth, marriage and death dates; she died when I was 7 or 8,

Dad remarried several years later and brother Billy and I were adopted; NYS 'obliterated' name/existence of birth-mother on my/our 'new' birth certificates (after adoption.)

Will 'ancestry' places include facts about my birth mother, in spite of NYState's practice? and which of several 'ancestry' places better (and less expensive) than others?

Thanks

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Reply Want to learn my mother's birth, marriage and death dates; she died when I was 7 or 8, (Original post)
elleng May 5 OP
Buckeye_Democrat May 5 #1
elleng May 5 #2
Buckeye_Democrat May 5 #3
fierywoman May 5 #4
csziggy May 5 #7
fierywoman May 5 #8
csziggy May 6 #9
fierywoman May 6 #10
bluestateboomer May 5 #5
elleng May 5 #6

Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:32 AM

1. NY should have her death certificate.

(Copied and pasted from your other thread.)

That should include her birth date and possibly the names of her parents too.

And they probably have a record of her marriage certificate too.

Some of my ancestors lived in New York back in the 1600's when it was a colony, so I've never looked up those kinds of records there myself. But they surely have all of those types of records going back to at least the early 1900's like many other states.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:35 AM

2. I have her parent's names, I remember them (thank goodness,) Grandma and Grandpa!

Will look into NYS records.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:36 AM

3. Here's a link to NY's vital records.

https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/

And here's a website that provides a summary of other NY genealogy records:
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_York_Online_Genealogy_Records

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:39 AM

4. And when you get a crumb of a clue, the Mormons have ASTOUNDING geneological data in their

libraries, which they allow non-Mormons to use.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #4)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:58 PM

7. Yes, FamilySearch.org is free

https://www.familysearch.org/en/

Sometimes they duplicate Ancestry.com, sometimes they have things that Ancestry does not have and vice versa. FamilySearch.org is a good way to start without spending anything but time.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #7)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:09 PM

8. I have a friend who knew nothing of his family. Although his father was married to his

mother, he left just as my friend was born.) He realized that his mother was from Hispaņola, NM and traced his origins back to the Spanish conquest of Mexico!

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:51 AM

9. Now, that is interesting! nt

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Response to csziggy (Reply #9)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:01 AM

10. (And it's all thanks to the Catholic church and the Mormons!)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:11 AM

5. Newspapers.com

If you know a name and a date range you can find obituaries and other articles.

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Response to bluestateboomer (Reply #5)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:13 AM

6. Thanks.

Irish_Dem helped, and found it ALL!

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