I am trying to help a lady find a birth record/parents' names. Here is her letter to me: " I am trying to find the birth certificate of my grandmother. My mom is 91 1/2 yrs old and is curious about her real roots. Do you have anything on Herminna Burde. This is what was translated from her adopted father, David Schmidt, who wrote in the German script, (so it may not be an exact translation, actually it looks like" er" after the 2 n's,in Herminna, and the H looks more like a J with a curly q on the top?):
Herminna Burde born on 3rd of Feb 1898, Quincy, Illinois. On May 4, 1898 she was brought from the American Orphan Home finding Association (by Emma L. Nelson) Chicago, Ill. 167 Dearborn St. Room 712 to the Orphan Home, Halstead Kansas as commissioned by Rev. George Hoover, Supt., on the 20th of May 1898. Went to get the child from the Mennonite Orphan Home.
I would love to find a record of her birth parents."
Does anyone know where any of these records are archived?