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What Street is on this Birth Certificate

What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 2:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clark, McNally
Hi all,

Hoping that someone can make out this street address. I thought it said Tardia Street, but I can't seem to find one in current Brooklyn (and I live here - so embarrassing) Perhaps it doesn't exist anymore.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Christine
Proud Brooklynite
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Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 3:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm pretty sure it's India Street. That's the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 3:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree it is most likely India St., which was in the 17th ward in this time frame. The cert shows the address to be in the 17th ward.

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 9:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh my goodness, I see it now. Thank you both. I was so stuck on it being a T or a J. Thanks again.

Christine

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 4:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi. Greenpoint is my old neighborhood. That is INDIA street that is written on the birth certificate. I love a good mystery/challenge as you can tell.

It is DEFINITELY India street. It's not your fault. It is the person's handwriting. :0)

Denise

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 5:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, Denise. I'm a Bay Ridge girl - we do numbered street. So much easier. :-)

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 6:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree. My husband is from Bensonhurt so I can understand. Any questions you may have about Greenpoint, don't hesitate to ask. I lived there for 30 years.

Denise

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 2:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
My family has been in Greenpoint since 1871. I too will be able to help if you need it.

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 4:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you both. Which RC church would have been their parish do you think? I'm not sure to which Church to write and since they seem to require a donation to check, I'd like to have a good idea of where to begin.

Thanks!

Re: What Street is on this Birth Certificate

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Finding the right parish in Brooklyn is not simply a matter of finding the nearest church to a target address. In addition to the vague parish boundaries, which might put a given address in a parish whose church is not the closest, there were ethnic churches. The nearest church may have been an ethnic one and not the one in which the person was baptized. On the other hand, an immigrant parent might have their child baptized in their ethnic church ( mostly for language and customs of the rites) and, therefore, far from the home address. I had an uncle who was born in the West 50s in Manhattan who was baptized at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in what is now Spanish Harlem (but was then a second little Italy).

That being said, the closest parish to your target address would have been St. Alphonsus. However, it was founded as a German church and I have no indication as to when it may have become less ethnic. Also, it was merged with St. Anthony's.

St. Anthony of Padua - St. Alphonsus
862 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 383-3339
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