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US Lookup Requests / Re: John Griffin born 1878 in Manhattan NY (?)
« on: Monday 09 November 20 00:55 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Shellyesq,
Yes I found the others but not his.

US Lookup Requests / John Griffin born 1878 in Manhattan NY (?)
« on: Wednesday 04 November 20 15:12 GMT (UK)  »
     I’m coming back to the well to see if the Rock Stars here can locate a birth record for John Griffin born to Patrick and Nora (Kane) Griffin. In New York 9/1878 according to the US 1900 Census.


I have located birth records for all the other siblings- Patrick William jr, Catherine Agnes, William, Thomas, Nora, Joseph and Lizzie which show all were born in Manhattan.

Patrick Griffin “the father” was a butcher in lower Manhattan most likely living at 19 Rector Street at the time of John Griffins birth (1878) according to the NYC directory. From 1872 – 1900 there is only 1 Patrick Griffin “butcher” in lower Manhattan listed for each year in the NY City Directories. They are all the same Patrick Griffin that is father of the subject “John Griffin”

Some of the birth records for the other children have errors in the mothers name.
For example- his brother Patrick William Griffin jr birth record identifies the mother as Honarah (Hand) Griffin but should actually be Nora Kane Griffin.

Thanks so much in advance for any help in finding a birth record for Patrick.


US Lookup Requests / Re: Lookup request Agnes Elizabeth (Myers-Neville) Mahlmeister
« on: Friday 25 September 20 04:16 BST (UK)  »
I can't find another Florance born 1n Manhattan 1902 with a father william or mother Kate/Catherine/Katherine. I know people often changed their minds on the names shortly after birth. (It's not unheard of) in fact her husband (my grandfather) birth records say is middle name is Michael but all later records indicate his middle name is Joseph. I also cannot find an Agnes Meyers born in New York (or Philadelphia) in 1902 +/1 1 year.

I cannot disprove any of the paper trail using either family search or

The names are interesting- William's mothers name was Elizabeth (Agnes's middle name); Kate Griffin's middle name was Agnes- (obviously Agnes's first name). Agnes also named her daughter "Catherine", (another interesting match)

Finally, Kate Griffin married name of Meyers I think nails it.

If I was a betting man I would put money on it. I am going to mark it as 80% certain until I can find something else to prove or disprove this.

I am really impressed at the detective work you two did. That was a really complicated trail!

Thank You again

US Lookup Requests / Re: Lookup request Agnes Elizabeth (Myers-Neville) Mahlmeister
« on: Friday 25 September 20 03:10 BST (UK)  »
This last entry about about John Nevil adopting her and her mother's maiden name Meyers is very intriguing and would explain a lot- Like why no none ever considered she was adopted. I'll let you know where this takes me.


US Lookup Requests / Re: Lookup request Agnes Elizabeth (Myers-Neville) Mahlmeister
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 22:09 BST (UK)  »
You guys are awesome. Its going to take me some time to chase these leads and your help is so appreciated. I'll let you (s) know what I find out.


US Lookup Requests / Re: Lookup request Agnes Elizabeth (Myers-Neville) Mahlmeister
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 03:44 BST (UK)  »
I went to the Fulton site.

I checked out the obit- That is her adoptive parents. At the time our family did not know she was adopted. Our parents never saved any documentation and they are gone so now we only know what they told us which was just "we never knew she was adopted". 

There is also two articles there as well- A car crash with both her, my Grandfather and my aunt that I never knew about.

Thanks for such a fast response. This is such an interesting hobby

US Lookup Requests / Re: Lookup request Agnes Elizabeth (Myers-Neville) Mahlmeister
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 03:35 BST (UK)  »
You guys are great. Now I know of another site to check that I never heard of.

I do have her SS# so I may go that route.

This is the 1910 Census with her adopted family. She is easy to track after that.

The find a Grave entry says she was born in Philadelphia but all the census's say she was born in NY. I tend to believe the Census more because I am familiar with the individual that did the find a Grave and have found numerous errors in his findings.

Thanks for the tip's

US Lookup Requests / Lookup request Agnes Elizabeth (Myers-Neville) Mahlmeister
« on: Thursday 24 September 20 00:24 BST (UK)  »
I have hit a brick wall trying to search for my Grandmothers parents. She was apparently born "Agnes Elizabeth Meyers" in April 1902. She passed away in 1980 in Carmel (Bruster) NY. Married Charles Mahlmeister. She was raised by John and Katherine Neville in the Bronx NY City as evidenced by the 1910 US Census and the 1915 NY Census. There are reports she was born in Philadelphia however the Census's all say she was born in NY. I have thus far been unable to locate any evidence of NY or Philadelphia birth. Our family never knew she was adopted until she passed away. I have joined but still found no leads.

Any help locating her parents would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!

United States of America / Re: Patrick & Mary Kelley of Port Chester NY/Norwalk Conn
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 03:28 BST (UK)  »
Yes, I found the 1900 death record date (12/25/1900) but no information about it other than what my mother knew. This is a great find that adds to the Kelley story/history.

He got those skates that Christmas morning!

Thank You

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