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NYC Adoption Records 1880-1910 #usa #general


Connie Fisher Newhan
 

Any tips on how to best research an adoption record in NYC.?  My grandfather Henry ABRAMS was born 1888 0r 89.  He was adopted by Rachel LEVINE ABRAMS and Barnet ABRAMS.  In 30 some years I've had no luck finding information.  It is also possible Henry was adopted my his birth mother's sister, but I have no proof.  Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
Connie Fisher Newhan #1272


Sally Bruckheimer
 

Now is the time! Last year adoption records became public in NY state.


Stanley Levine
 

I requested records in January. Dont know status because NY Govt offices were closed do to Covid. Be prepareed for a long wait.


Barbara Ellman
 

Getting adoption records in NY applies to the adoptees and their descendents only.

It is entirely possible that given the time frame specified and that the "adoption" may have been within the family, that no formal adoption was made.

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland


Linda Kelley
 

Hello, Connie,
DNA testing might help sort out relatives. It would be great if you, and some of the Levines and Abrams all got tested, then upload to GEDmatch.

If you want help, let me know.

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Portland, OR