Orphanage search Buffalo NY

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Orphanage search Buffalo NY

Postby lisahickey » 12 Feb 2014, 21:35

I have to find paperwork for a baby girl with the last name Boucoir who was born in 1916 and adopted out of a Catholic orphanage in Buffalo NY in 1920 and given the name Helen Rose Rizza. I've been able to find her parents in the 1940 census (Luigi and Josephine), but no other information - does anyone have any experience or suggestions about how to go about finding people or records from orphanages? I've placed a call to Catholic Charities there, but otherwise am really at a loss.
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Re: Orphanage search Buffalo NY

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Feb 2014, 20:02

Perhaps this resource guide from the Buffalo Library will provide some guidance for your search.

http://www.buffalolib.org/sites/default ... County.pdf

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Re: Orphanage search Buffalo NY

Postby pink67 » 13 Feb 2014, 22:13

Hi,

possible 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Louis Rich
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1879
[abt 1903]
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1930: Warren, Warren, Pennsylvania
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1908
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine Rich
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Household Members:
Name Age
Louis Rich 51
[27]
Josephine Rich 45

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Re: Orphanage search Buffalo NY

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Feb 2014, 23:49

Great find, Laura! :-D

Here is a possible WWI registration card for Luigi Rizza
in Warren PA
Wife listed as giuseppina Rich
DOB is Feb 1877 :?:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... :132401419

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