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Old Michigan Children's Aid Society

Posted: 8 Jun 2000 7:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2004 3:38PM GMT
I'm tracing where my dad was placed when he was little. Anyone have any info on two old foster care centers, one was called Michigan Children's Aid society and the other was the Coolidge Home for Children. This was in Michigan in the 30s. Thanks for anything, Maggie

I can help.........

Posted: 5 Aug 2000 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2004 3:39PM GMT
Dear Maggie.........I too needed info from the same "home" and the person to contact is:Mary Arens...program specialist at the Adoption Services Division or Douglas Howard at Family Independence Agency in Lansing: 235 S Grand Ave. PO Box 30037 Lansing MI. [ no phone on hand, sorry] Try 517-335-8666 and tell your story !! Good Luck !! barb.

michigan orphanages

Posted: 6 Aug 2000 9:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2004 3:39PM GMT
Barb, thank you soooo much. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find info on some of these old places. I will definitely try the address you gave me. Good luck to you too. Maggie

Keep in touch.....

Posted: 6 Aug 2000 12:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2004 3:40PM GMT
Maggie..........you're welcome !! I sure wish you luck. Who are you looking for? I'm looking for Arthur William Thompson: born 1907 in Ann Arbor. His twin sis was my great grandma; they were illeg. She was given up for adoption at the MI Home but I can't find him. Talk with ya soon...e-mail me directly if ya want: lostdimond@aol.com.

Coldwater orphanage

tammy (View posts)
Posted: 28 Aug 2000 9:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2004 3:40PM GMT
Do you know by any chance, if the agencies you listed would also be a contact for the above. My grandmother and her 2 brothers were given up for adoption in 1922. Their parents were John Robert and Laura Prescott.

Re: Coldwater orphanage

Posted: 28 Aug 2000 6:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2004 3:41PM GMT
As far as I know, those agencies now have everyones' records. Good Luck.

Re: Coldwater orphanage

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: messick,wyble,sharp(e),oldenburg,pfitzer,riemenschneider
My elderly mother was born in Alma,Michigan.She was placed with the children's home society in 1926 or 27 & adopted to her "parents" in 1928.She had her picture taken at niagara falls in 1928 standing by the falls.She was married to my father in michigan in 1943,after graduating from Belleville High School in Michigan in 1941.She moved to Florida in 1958 & passed away in St.Cloud,FL.in 2011.I need her certified birth certificate,announcement,old photos,adoption papers,adoption agency notes,marriage certificate,marriage license.I do not believe she was an orphan,because I read some of the adoption agency notes many years ago,but,I want to know more,especially about my natural grandparents (her natural parents) including burial records,& mental health records.If anyone can help me locate this information please contact me.
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