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Can you share some more information? Was she born in the United States?
Do you know the names of her parents?
Do you know the names of her siblings?
What censuses did you find her in, and where was she living at the time?
Was your father a Reid from her first marriage or from a second marriage? (Names, dates, places).
Thanks for the additional information.
Thanks so much for the additional information. I will look around and see what I can find. There is a LOT of information that isn't online, particularly from New York, New Jersey, and California.
It may take me a day or so, but you will get an email when I've found something (or if I cannot find anything in spite of turning all the rocks over :-)
I'm so sorry, I was called away just before the holidays for a death in the family and didn't get home until last weekend.
I found no birth record for Mary Agatha Verona Thompson. However, ***** ***** and Julia Brennan had a second child a year later in Manhattan, New York, on 11 May 1879. It was a son, and they hadn't named him yet.
Since the second child was born in New York, it would make sense that Mary Agatha Verona was as well. New York birth records aren't all online. The New York State Birth Index 1878-1909 does not list a birth for a Thompson in April 1878, but then they don't list the son born in 1879 either.
You can use this online form https://www1.nyc.gov/dorforms/birth.htm to order a copy of her birth record. The charge is only $15.
I'm so sorry there isn't a record online.
It isn't that you "can't access" records in ancestry or LDS. It's that there aren't any. New York is one of those states that doesn't make information readily available, so NO one has access to it without going through them and paying their fee. The good thing is that they will search the records for you, even when you don't have every piece of information on their certificate request form.
Some foreign countries are just as bad, with birth records not available to the general public until 110 years after the birth.