Did my father have a guardian? #records


My father, originally Louis Slonimsky (bc wrongly says Slominsky) and later Lawrence Slonimsky and then Larry Sloan, was orphaned at age 9 in January, 1927.  He lived in Manhattan. After his mother died, he lived with various aunts and uncles on his father's side, his father having died in 1917.  I never thought to ask if anyone had legal guardianship or custody of him, but I wonder if I can find out now.  What NYC court would have such records and how would I go about finding them? Also, did NYC have a 5 year census after 1925?  Census records would help pinpoint with whom he lived. Thanks in advance for any help. 

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

Sherri Bobish


Is this your Louis on the 1930 federal census?


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ
                           1930 census
Name: Louis Sloninisky
Birth Year: abt 1917
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Georgia Avenue
Block: E
House Number: 351
Dwelling Number: 56
Family Number: 312
Lives on Farm: No
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Household Members:
Name Age
Meyer Trayoff 43
Lizzie Trayoff 37
Max Trayoff 11
Bessie Trayoff 7
Phelp Sloninisky 21
Louis Sloninisky 13