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family background

Posted: 14 Sep 2012 9:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
My father was born James Andrew McGovern May 18, 1920, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was sent to the Home for Destitute Catholic Children and sometime thereafter was taken in by Howard and Anna Gray, but he wasn't adopted by them until after the war and he changed his name to James Francis Gray. He passed away in Oct. 1987. I went to the Nazareth Child Care Center 20+ years ago trying to retrieve information about his parents,their ancestry, any siblings, and the circumstances behind his being turned over to the home. They wouldn't release any information at that time.Any suggestions how I can retrieve information surrounding that period? I do know that when he was born to (I believe ) Andrew McGovern, (wife Winifred Gretscher from Yorkshire England) they lived on Ivaloo Pl. in Somerville, Mass. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

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