Early American SIG #USA Re: Micheal SANDMAN, Long Island, NY, NY Asylum and possible Probate Court Records. #usa
Dear Bonnie Birns,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
This would be a hard issue to do research in person. It would depend on
the co-operation of the person you would talk at the window and what
day. I would try a number of times to talk to different people in the
TOWN HALL nearest to where he resided initially and nearest the State Hospital.
It sounds like he died intestate or without a will so his first wife is
challenging 'promises' that where made to the second wife in what is
called a Probate Court Case. Most likely they would have a record of
Probate Court Cases listed in a Card Catalog and perhaps stored on
microfilm. Perhaps it would be stored under the surname of Sandman vs.
Sandman or something like that in the year 1890.
Most likely the records are no longer stored at the town hall but a
knowledgeable person could direct you to a Building that would store
such records. Eventually if a record of the court case exists someone
who knows where it would be stored will guide you in the right
direction. Don't give up. Old records take time to be found and
sometimes it is just luck to find the right person who would have
knowledge about old records. I think it is better if the search is done
in person rather than by phone. I hope this helps. Sincerely,
Margaret King Waltham, MA
Researching: CHAPLIN, CAREY, CARY, KEITH, STRINGER, HAYWARD England, USA
Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 14:38:02 -0700 (PDT)