The woman in the subject line is the only one of my 8 g-grandparents that has brought me to a dead end. I have records showing her born both 1844 and 1847 in New York State - no parents so far.
There is an 1860 New Jersey Census record that may be her. She is shown there as age 13, no parents listed. I'm just guessing that she might have been an orphan. The record shows Hudson Co, New Jersey, Third Ward, Jersey City (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFHR-4XG
Can anyone suggest a way to find orphanage records from that time/place that might help clarify?