Jackie Kennedy Hospital Birth Records Donated to the Kennedy Presidential Library

The following excerpt is from an article which was published in the December 10, 2013 edition of Newsday.com:

On July 28, 1929, a healthy baby girl was born in Southampton Hospital.

The girl, Jacqueline Bouvier, grew up to marry John F. Kennedy, and the former first lady later became Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

Her birth records were found in an envelope in a safe at the hospital by Robert Ross — vice president of community and government relations — when he was looking for historic records in 2009 for the hospital’s 100th anniversary.

She died in 1994, so donating the records to the Kennedy presidential library in Boston seemed logical, but the hospital’s attorney said nothing should be done without the permission of her next of kin.

Daughter Caroline approved, and last week Ross drove the records to Boston.

Read the full article.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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