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Researching Franciscan Brothers in Brooklyn in Late 1800s

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Re: Researching Franciscan Brothers in Brooklyn in Late 1800s

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 8:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
First you might do a bit of online research to find out the exact name of the order. There are various orders of Franciscans. You could also call the Diocese of Brooklyn and ask them what order taught at that school before closing. Contact the archivist's office.

Then find the order's headquarters. Most orders have some kind of archivist. Some answer right away, some not--like everyone else.

Explain that you want to include this relative who served God and the church as so often they are not included in family histories due to lack of detailed knowledge.

You might also do a first-name only search for "Angelus" on Ancestry for the relevant censuses. Most orders had only one person per name--unless they had a double name in religion, like Sister Miriam Regina, my great-aunt. Neither of those was her birth name. So your relative could be Brother Angelus Michael or whatever. Good luck.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
knanner 21 Jul 2012 12:40PM GMT 
rdpiet 21 Jul 2012 12:46PM GMT 
knanner 21 Jul 2012 1:45PM GMT 
vlbcfb 21 Jul 2012 2:27PM GMT 
knanner 21 Jul 2012 3:24PM GMT 
BobNY 21 Jul 2012 4:41PM GMT 
knanner 21 Jul 2012 4:53PM GMT 
BobNY 21 Jul 2012 4:59PM GMT 
rdpiet 21 Jul 2012 4:59PM GMT 
Kathleen Pato... 21 Jul 2012 6:19PM GMT 
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