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Orphan & Orphanage Records

Search Bayland Orphan Home Records icon near Morgan's Point on Goose Creek in what is now Baytown, Texas. These records consist of nine volumes, and several loose documents, kept by the Board of Trustees of the Bayland Orphan Home from inception until it closed in 1948 [$]
orphan babies in orphanage 1906
Orphan Babies in the Orphanage

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Orphans in USA Orphanages

Search for ancestors in the following Almshouses and Orphanages

Jewish Orphanages

Hebrew Orphan Asylum Amsterdam Avenue & 137 Street, Manhattan New York 1900 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

28th Jewish Orphan Asylum Annual Report - Twenty-Eighth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees and Directors of the Orphan Asylum, Districts Nos. 2, 6 and 7, I. O. B. B., Cleveland, Ohio, From July 1st, 1895, to July 1st, 1896. [$]

Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society of New York, Manhattan New York 1900 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Jewish Home for Children aka Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum of Philadelphia, Church Lane (Mill Street), Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1900

Hebrew Orphan Asylum (HOA) Amsterdam Avenue, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 1910

Miscellaneous Orphan & Orphanage Records

Palatine (German) Orphaned Children Apprenticed by Gov. Hunter in New York 1710-1714 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

It's not an orphanage but I didn't know where else to put this incredible database - a List of those who died while in Staten Island Quarantine May 1849 - Dec. 1850 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

New York City

Almshouse children (orphans) sent to New Netherland (New York) from Amsterdam Holland on the ship De Waegh (The Weigh-House), August 1655 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum Manhattan New York 1900 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Almshouse Records New York 1819-1840 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Almshouse Records New York City 1855-1858 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Orphans in the Sisters of Charity Orphan Asylum New York City, New York 1860 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Half-Orphans in the Sisters of Charity Orphan Asylum New York City, New York 1860 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Orphan Asylum Society Manhattan New York 1900 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Society for Relief of Half-Orphans & Destitute Children 1900, Manhattan New York [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Monroe County New York Orphanages

Orphans in St. Patrick's Orphan Asylum Rochester, Monroe County, New York 1880 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum Rochester, Monroe Co., New York in 1850 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Albany County New York Orphanages

St. Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum Albany, Albany County, New York 1880 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Albany Orphan Asylum Albany City, New York, Tenth Ward.; 1900 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Westchester County New York Orphanages

St. Patrick's Male Orphan Asylum Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York 1880 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Rensalaer County New York Orphanages

Troy Catholic Orphan (Male) Asylum Troy, Rensalaer County New York 1880 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Oneida County New York Orphanages

St. Vincent's Orphan Protectory (Male) Uitca Oneida County, New York 1880 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Kings County New York Orphanages

St. Joseph's Female Orphan Asylum Brooklyn, Kings County New York 1880 [An Olive Tree Genealogy free database]

Pennsylvania Orphanages

Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools 1893 Annual Report - Annual Report of the Superintendent of Soldiers' Orphan Schools of Pennsylvania, for the year 1893. Includes a list of Sixteeners and Out-Door Relief. [$]

Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools 1894 Annual Report - Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission of Soldiers' Orphan Schools, for the year ending May 31, 1894 and Supplementary Information. Includes a list of Sixteeners and Out-Door Relief. [$]

Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphan Schools 1898 Annual Report - Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission Soldiers' Orphan Schools, for the year May 31, 1898. Includes a complete Roster of Children. [$]

1901 Central Pa. Odd Fellow's Orphans Home Report - Fourth Annual Report of the Odd Fellows' Orphans Home of Central Pennsylvania, Located Near Sunbury, PA. Annual Meeting, January 7, 1901. Includes a list of orphans admitted to the home. [$]

1900 Central Pa. Odd Fellow's Orphans Home Report - Third Annual Report of the Odd Fellows' Orphans Home of Central Pennsylvania, Located Near Sunbury, PA. Printed by Order of the Board of Representatives, January 9, 1900. Includes a list of orphans admitted to the home. [$]

1899 Central Pa. Odd Fellow's Orphans Home Report - Second Annual Report of the Odd Fellows' Orphans Home of Central Pennsylvania, Located Near Sunbury, PA. Printed by Order of the Board of Representatives, January 10, 1899. Includes a list of orphans admitted to the home. [$]

1898 Central Pa. Odd Fellow's Orphans Home Report - First Annual Report of the Odd Fellows' Orphans Home of Central Pennsylvania, Located Near Sunbury, PA. Printed by Order of the Board of Representatives, January 11, 1898. Includes a list of orphans admitted to the home. [$]

Texas Orphanages

15th Texas Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home Report - Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home of Texas. Fifteenth Annual Report of the Board of Directors, 1903. Together with a Brief History of the Progress in Establishing the Home, and Its Actual Operations for the Past Four Years. Located at Fort Worth, Texas. [$]

Texas State Orphan Home 1917/8 Report - Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the State Orphan Home for the Two Years Ending August 16, 1918. Includes a list of Inmates. [$]

Texas State Orphan Home 1913/4 Report - Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the State Orphan Home for the Two Years Ending September 1, 1914. Includes a list of Inmates. [$]

Texas State Orphan Asylum 1911/12 Report - Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the State Orphan Asylum for the Period Beginning May 1, 1911, and Ending August 31, 1912. Includes a list of Inmates. [$]

Texas State Orphan Asylum 1909/10 Report - Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the State Orphan Asylum for the Period Beginning September 1, 1908, and Ending August 31, 1910. Includes a list of Inmates. [$]

Texas State Orphan Asylum 1907/8 Report - Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the State Orphan Asylum for the Period Beginning September 1, 1906, and Ending August 31, 1908. Includes a list of Inmates.

Texas State Orphan Asylum 1905/6 Report - Biennial Report of the Board of Trustees and Superintendent of the State Orphan Asylum for the Period Beginning September 1, 1904, and Ending August 31, 1906. Includes a list of Inmates.

Texas State Orphan Asylum 1903/4 Report - Biennial Report of J. J. Swann, Superintendent of the State Orphan Asylum for Period Beginning November, 1902, and Ending October 31, 1904. Includes a list of Inmates. [$]

Texas State Orphan Asylum 1896 Report - Report of Superintendent, State Orphan Asylum. Corsicana, Texas, From October 31, 1895 to November 1, 1896. Includes a list of Inmates [$]

Illinois Orphanages

59th Chicago Orphan Asylum Report - Fifty-ninth Annual Report of The Chicago Orphan Asylum, For the Year Ending December 1, 1908. Incorporated November 5, 1849. 5120 South Park Avenue, Chicago. Telephone 520 Oakland. [$]

North Carolina

28th Oxford Orphan Asylum Annual Report - Twenty-Eighth Annual Report of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and Superintendent of the Oxford Orphan Asylum, to the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, A. F. & A. M. For the Year Ending November 30, 1900. Includes a list of Names of Children and the Counties Whence They Came. [$]

Maine Orphanages

Maine Military and Naval Orphan Asylum 1907-08 Report - Biennial Report of the Military and Naval Orphan Asylum at Bath, Maine, For the Years 1907-1908. Includes names of children that have been in the Home.

Ohio Orphanages

37th Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home Thirty-Seventh Annual Report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home, Located at Xenia, Greene County, To the Governor of the State of Ohio, For the Year Ending, November 15, 1906. Includes listing of Children in the Home over 16 Years of Age, and Roll of Children Received during the year.

19th Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home, Located at Xenia, Greene County, To the Governor of the State of Ohio, For the Fiscal Year 1888.


Orphan Home Orphanage
Orphan Home School Building from Across the Lake in Ohio 1906

Navy Pensionsers, Widows & Orphans

1822 Annual Navy Pension Fund Report - Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting Sundry Statements in Relation to the Navy Pension Fund. January 9, 1822. Read, and referred to the Committee on Commerce. Includes a listing of Navy Pensioners, Widows and Orphans.

1851 Annual Navy Pension Fund Report - Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, Transmitting Lists of Navy Pensioners, December 11, 1851. Includes Alphabetical lists of Navy Invalid Pensioners, Widows and Orphans, complete to November 14, 1851, inclusive.

1830 Annual Navy Pension Fund Report - Annual Report -- Navy Pension Fund. February 15, 1830. Printed by order of the House of Representatives. Includes Lists of Pensioners, Widows and Orphans, and amount of Pensions accrued, for the year 1829.

Orphans in Canadian Orphanages

Loyal True Blue Orphanage near Picton, in Hallowell Township Prince Edward County Ontario 1901

Miss Rye's Peckham Homes in 1881 (New Nov. 2005)

Miss Rye's Party 1881 on SS Sarmation to Quebec (New Nov. 2005)

Letter from one of Miss Rye's Home Children (Kate Stewart) 1885 This letter was written by Kate in 1885 from her home in Canada, to her brother John in England

Father Nugent's Orphans to Quebec 1881 on SS Sarmation ( (New Nov. 2005)

Father Nugent's Orphans to Quebec 1870 on SS Austrian (New Nov. 2005)

Orphans in the Orphans Home & Female Aid Society in St Patrick's Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario Canada (New Oct. 2005)

Home Children in the Guthrie Home, London Ontario 1888

Home Children in the House of Providence, Kingston Ontario 1888

Names of 354 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1869 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Names of 866 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1870 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Names of 1,877 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1871 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Names of 1,298 Home Children sailing from England to Canada in 1873 [NAC online database, more details available on their site]

Orphans in English Orphanages

Miss Rye's Peckham Homes in 1881 (New Nov. 2005)

Leeds Moral & Industrial Training School, Yorkshire, England 1881

Child Apprentices (Orphans & Impoverished Children) in America from Christ's Hospital, London 1617-1778: Child Apprentice Surnames [B][C][D][E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [R][S] [T][U] [V] [W] [Y] [Z]

Orphan Records on Other Websites

Orphanage Records [Genealogy Today]

1875 Haverhill Children's Aid Society Report - Triennial Report of the Havehill Children's Aid Society. Organized April 12, 1865. Incorporated August 15, 1866. [$]

Girard College for Orphans 1852 Report - Fifth Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Girard College for Orphans, For the Year 1852. February, 1853. [$]

Girard College for Orphans 1849 Report - Second Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Girard College for Orphans, For the Year 1849. January, 1850. [$]

Orphans Home Website Transcriptions of orphan, adoptee, and foster children listings in orphanages, homes, and poorhouses from U.S.-Canadian censuses and other records.

Orphans Court Minutes 1837-1920 over 400 documents from Atlantic County New Jersey Orphan's Court Records

St Joseph's Infant Home in Troy, Rensellaer County New York, 1900 [large file, may take some time to load]

Orphan Home Histories

History of Various Orphan Homes in Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany. transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, July 2007
* Albany Orphan Asylum
* Davenport Female Orphan Asylum, Bath
* Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children, New York
* St. Mary's German Orphan Asylum, Buffalo New York
* Asylum of Our Lady of Refuge, Buffalo
* Howard Colored Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn
* Home for Homeless Girls, New York
* Colored Orphan Asylum, New York
* Southern Tier Orphans' Home, Elmira
* Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children, Erie county
* Five Points Mission, New York
* Five Points House of Industry, New York
* St Luke's Home, for Indigent Christian Females, New York
* Society for Destitute Children of Seamen, Snug Harbor
* ... more orphanage records to come!

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