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Orphan & Orphanage Records

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Orphan Home School Building from Across the Lake in Ohio 1906

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Incorporated Charities

This is an ongoing project and each of the orphan homes below will have a history and interesting information from 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

Be sure to check the index to Orphan Home Records for New York for names of children transcribed from various census years.

Orphan Asylums and homes for the Friendless

  • Albany Orphan Asylum
  • Albany Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless
  • American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless
  • Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged Indigent Females, New York
  • Asylum of Our Lady of Refuge, Buffalo
    • Blind Mechanics' Association, New York
    • Brooklyn Industrial School association and Home for Destitute Children
    • Brooklyn Industrial School Association,
    • Eastern District Buffalo Orphan Asylum
    • Cayuga Asylum for destitute Children, Auburn
    • Chapin Home for the Aged and Infirm, New York
    • Charity Foundation of the Protestant Episcopal Church,Buffalo
    • Children's Aid Society, New York
    • Children's Friend Society,
    • Albany Children's Home Society (Day Home), Troy
    • Church Charity Foundation, of Long Island Colored Home, New York
    • Colored Orphan Asylum, New York
    • Evangelical Lutheran St John's Orphan Home, Buffalo
    • Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum Society, New York
    • Home for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor,Brooklyn
    • Home for Homeless Girls, New York
    • Home of the Friendless,
    • Auburn Home for the Friendless, Buffalo
    • Home for the Friendless, Newburgh
    • Home for the Friendless, Rochester
    • Home for the Friendless, Schenectady
    • Home for the Friendless, Utica
    • House of the Good Shepherd, Brooklyn
    • House of the Good Shepherd, New York
    • House of Mercy, New York
    • House of Reception, Mariners' Harbor
    • Howard Colored Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn
    • Hudson Orphan and Relief Association
    • Institution of Mercy (East Houston Street), New York
    • Institution of Mercy (Eighty-First Street), New York
    • Jefferson County Orphan Asylum
    • Ladies' Benevolent Society, Schenectady
    • Ladies' Union Aid Society, New York
    • Ladies' Union Relief Association, New York
    • Le Conteulx St Mary's Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Buffal0
    • New York Female Assistance Society
    • New York Magdalen Benevolent Society
    • New York Seaman's Association
    • Nursery and Child's Hospital, New York
    • Onondaga County Orphan Asylum
    • Ontario County Orphan Asylum
    • Orphan Asylum Society, Brooklyn
    • Orphan Asylum Society, New York
    • Orphans' Home Asylum of the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn,
    • Eastern District Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church, New York
    • Orphans' Home, St Peter's Church,Albany
    • Oswego Orphan Asylum
    • Patriot Orphan Home, Flushing
    • Poughkeepsie Orphan House and Home for the Friendless
    • Protestant Episcopal Church Home, Rochester
    • Rochester Industrial School
    • Rochester Orphan Asylum
    • Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn
    • Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, New York
    • Sheltering Arms, New York
    • Sisters of the Order of St Dominick (Asylum) New York
    • Society for Destitute Children of Seamen, Snug Harbor
    • Society for the Relief of Half-Orphans and Destitute Children, New York
    • Society for the Protection of Destitute Roman Catholic children, Buffalo
    • Society for the Protection of Destitute Roman Catholic children, New York
    • Southern Tier Orphans' Home, Elmira
    • St Barnabus House, New York
    • St Joseph's Asylum, New York
    • St Joseph's German Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, Rochester
    • St Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum,Buffalo
    • St Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, Syracuse
    • St John's Female Orphan Asylum, Utica
    • St Luke's Home, for Indigent Christian Females, New York
    • St Mary's Boys' Orphan Asylum,Rochester
    • St. Mary's German Orphan Asylum, Buffalo New York
    • St Mary's Orphan Asylum, Canandaigua
    • St Mary's Orphan Asylum, Clifton
    • St Mary's Orphan Asylum, Dunkirk
    • St Patrick's Orphan Asylum, Newburgh
    • St Peter's German Roman Catholic Association, Rondout
    • St Stephen's Orphan Asylum, New York
    • St Thomas' Orphan Asylum, Batavia
    • St Vincent De Paul Orphan Asylum,Syracuse
    • St Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum, Albany
    • St Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum, Buffalo
    • St Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum, Troy
    • St Vincent's Infant Orphan Asylum,Buffalo
    • St Vincent's Male Orphan Asylum, Albany
    • St Vincent's Male Orphan Asylum, Utica
    • Susquehanna Valley Home andIndustrial School for Indigent Children, Binghamton
    • Syracuse Home Association
    • Union Home and School for the Education and Maintenance of Children of our Volunteers, New York Utica Orphan Asylum

    * source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany Table XVI., p. 198-201, *transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 7 July 2007. . Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission

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