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Alms House Admission 
Foreigners & Nativity Records with Ships Names

1819( New York City, NY)

Source: Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records (New York City, NY) 
Item 5 LDS Film 1304647 Bond Registers 1819-1840. 
Original records in the Municipal Archives, New York, NY


Admission, discharge, census, and housekeeping records

for municipal institutions 
(Almshouse, Workhouse, and hospitals)
 located on Blackwell's (Welfare) Island.
1758-1953

Source: The Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) which was created by Local Law 49 of 1977, which added a new Chapter 72 to the Charter of The City of New York.

CERTIFICATES of (POORHOUSE) INMATE REGISTRATION
LIST of Microfilm Rolls (by county) available through the NYS Archives

Here is the New York excerpt
from a U.S. Government REPORT 
summarizing various state poor laws in 1904. .
Click on the links above for more information.

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