I am looking for orphanage or Institution records that may exist recording the relinguishing of rights of the parents to their children William J and Augustus P.BLAIR. They would have been given up between 1904 and 1910. The family was living in Stoneham, MA during this time.
William was adopted before 1910 by the John Foley family in Holyoke, MA but the probate court has refused to release his adoption records even though I have all the information except the date.
Augustus on the other hand was never adopted. He was raised by the Maheux family in Lewiston Maine but I don't know what year he started living with them.
Both the Foley and the Maheux families were Catholic. The parents of William and Augustus were also Catholic at least until 1904 when their third child a daughter died. A minister from the Methodist Episcopal Church performed the service which I found strange since all 3 children were baptized Catholic.
Any ideas on where to search for these records would be appreciated.