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Can you offer some advice where the records for the Boston Children's Friend Society would be?  I have an ancestor who was there in the 1890's, and would like to know more about him and the organization.


Reply by David Allen Lambert, NEHGS Chief Genealogist

Thank you for your question to "Ask a Genealogist" regarding the Boston Children's Friend Society.  This organization was founded in 1883, and continued until 1960 when it was merged with the Children's Aid Association and became Boston Children's Services. In 1999 Boston Children's Services became part of the Home for Little Wanderer's.  I would contact this organization about the archival records of the previous institution.  They can be reached at:

The Home for Little Wanderers

271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

888-HOME-321 or 617-267-3700  |  Fax: 617-267-8142


If you have any other questions please let me know.

Posted by David Lambert at 11/25/2013 04:50:09 PM | 

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