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Ask a Genealogist: Records for the Children's Friends Society in Boston.

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I am looking for early records for the old Children's Friends Society in 19th century Boston. 

Answer:

The Children’s Friends Society ran an orphanage and boarding home for boy and girls from 1833 to 1901. The residential homes operated by the Society closed in 1901 and continued to place children in foster homes.

Records for the Children’s friends Society for the years 1863-1922 can be found at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Archives and Special Collections Department, Joseph P. Healey Library.
The library website may offer more information on to access these records. http://umb.libguides.com/content.php?pid=189963&sid=1665524

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