Lost Souls of
Cortland Co. NY

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 or incomplete.

This section of the site will attempt to document those individuals. This section will include data on merged families known to researchers, children "bound out" to other people living in Cortland Co. County, guardians with different surnames, and even private adoptions, sometimes for unwed mothers. No queries for people possibly still alive will be posted, unless there is an adoption, criminal or medical imperative. WORK IN PROGRESS

Click here to visit a research advice site, created by the CC for the MIGenWeb St. Joseph Co. site.

If you know of such a situation, please e-mail me with specifics and I will try to 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.



  • Bound out children, parents unknown

  • Bound out children, parents known

  • Guardians with different surnames

  • Melded families

  • Adopted children - parents unknown

  • Adopted children - parents known

  • Parents of adopted children


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    Created on or before Nov 12, 2002

    LAST UPDATED: Friday, 20-May-2011 00:15:26 MDT

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