Disconnected family members are one of the biggest stumbling blocks to genealogy research. This can happen for several reasons, including divorce, remarriage or adoption. Sometimes family members don't even know about the other people. Other times, they know some of the facts, but the records are misleading, unavailable or incomplete.
This section of the site will attempt to document those individuals. This section will include data on merged families known to Broome County researchers, children "bound out" to other people living in Broome County, guardians with different surnames, and even sections on Springer Hospital, which handled private adoptions, sometimes for unwed mothers. WORK IN PROGRESS
If you know of such a situation, please e-mail me with specifics. I will add it to this section. Also, if you have an idea for a category that I have left out, please contact me and I will try to add it.