Im interested in NYC's Welfare Island Insane Asylum and Poorhouse for the indigent.

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Welfare Island, formerly Blackwell Island and currently Roosevelt Island.

Im hoping there may be someone with some recommendation to research. I have had trouble locating death information records from this institution. I am specifically looking for info re: Strand-552 -my maternal 2cnd GGM. Id also like some info or a tag re: "Poorhouses". TY Tammy

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Almshouse Ledgers — NYC Department of Records & Information ...


... which all found their home on Blackwell's Islandnow Roosevelt Island. ... discharges and deaths and census books in the collection record the names of ...

Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum - Message Boards -


Feb 12, 2000 - 10 posts - ‎6 authors

Blackwell's Island is today known as Roosevelt Island and was once ... His profession was listed as fireman on the death record, and I can't ...

Roosevelt Island Historical Society » About


May 23, 2005 - ... maintain and disseminate the record of Roosevelt Island's heritage ... Now, with the real estate market putting new pressures on the island, it is ... For decades, Roosevelt IslandBlackwells Island, or Welfare Island ... Usually, poor people went to hospitals and died, while rich people were treated at home.

BLACKWELL Island..Complex & History - Brooklyn Genealogy


Before Rikers Island, for nearly two centuries, there was Blackwell's Island. (Now known as Roosevelt Island), whose aerial tramway cable-cars gliding over the ...

City Cemetery in Roosevelt Island, New York - Find A Grave Cemetery


Also known as Blackwell's Island ... Roosevelt Island, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA Add to Map ... This cemetery currently has no description.

[DOC]DOCX - New York Correction History Society


How this kind of record book is a key and its different data columns are ... orphan who died in the Charity Hospital on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island), ...

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Almshouse Collection, 1758-1952 -


which found their home on Blackwell's Islandnow Roosevelt Island. ... Abstract: The records of the Almshouse Ledger Collection represent the activities of the institutions .... Admissions, Discharges andDeath records come after 1832.

Vital Records | The New York Public Library


... Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division · Jerome Robbins Dance ... The Milstein Division has indexes of vital records available on microfilm and ... 1888–1948 (some earlier years for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island) ... At present the database includes obituaries dating from 1911 to 2003 and is ...

Missing: roosevelt

Roosevelt Island - Message Boards Search


39 posts - ‎16 authors

Charity Hospital on Blackwell's Island Posted on: 16 Feb 2001, by Bob ... the pier and Blackwell's Island -- are in New York County, that's where I would look for a death certificate. http:/. ... Yes, Welfare Island is the current Roosevelt Island .

Roosevelt Island's rich and frightening history - NY Daily News


Oct 30, 2015 - For Roosevelt Island residents, ghosts and ghouls are more than just a ... for about $2,000 — believe the island is still haunted by the spirits of the ... "The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap," Bly wrote. ... At the height of the smallpox outbreak, more than 13,000 peopledied at Renwick, ...

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thanks again Frank! Youve given some good sources here and I really appreciate it!

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