Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Hi all - new to group
- Hi Louise,
Looking at ancestry.com, I find a several Howard Warners in this area
of NY in the various census records. The Social Security Death Index
includes two possiblities for those who lived in the area (my
husband's from Schenectady, so I'm a little familiar with it):
Howard Warner b. 16 July 1903 d. April 1972 Troy, Rensselaer, NY
Howard B. Warner b. 9 Mar 1911 d. 14 Sept 1996 Schenectady, Schenectady, NY
No Howard Warner died anywhere in the state of NY in 1988.
If you don't have a subscription to ancestry, you can also find the
SS Death Index on rootsweb.com and the LDS site, familysearch.org,
which are both free.
I googled adoption and found a couple of sites that might be of
help. You might also contact the NY office listed in the second and
ask how adoptions were handled in that period, the kinds of records
kept, etc. Do you happen to have the baptismal cert? Do you know
which church? I think you're right that Warner was his adopted name,
but if he wasn't formally adopted (I understand this was relatively
unusual then) it could be his birth name.
At 01:45 PM 6/6/2008, you wrote:
>I am watching with interest the stories about adoptions. My late
>husband's father was adopted and we have always been curious about how
>to go about getting records. His name was Howard Bigelow Warner and he
>lived in the Albany/Rensselaer, NY area all of his life. We have been
>told that the only "birth record" he ever had was a church baptism
>paper from when he was about age 3. We think he was born around 1904-
>7, and died in 1988 in Schenectady. There were no known siblings. My
>children would love to know more about this - if there is anything to
>know. We have always assumed that the family name of Warner belonged
>to the couple who adopted him. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to
>go about this? Thanks in advance, another "Louise"
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