|Your link to the past since February 1996! Search for your ancestors in free Ships' Passenger lists, Naturalization Records, Palatine Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, American Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, Huguenots, Mennonites, Almshouse Records, Orphan Records, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more. marks FREE genealogy records.|
Olive Tree Genealogy was chosen by Family Tree Magazine as one of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites 2017!
Check out the Genealogy Books written by Olive Tree Genealogy!
Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and and Amazon.ca
|Organize Your Genealogy in Evernote in 10 Easy Steps is a must have!|
Genealogy Mystery Book!
Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
Genealogy NewsletterJOIN the FREE Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter. Be the first to know of genealogy events and freebies. Find out when new genealogy databases are put online. Get tips for finding your elusive brick-wall ancestor.
Share With OthersShare with other genealogists! Tweet this page! Tweet
Orphan & Orphanage Records
Five Points Mission, New YorkThis institution was founded in 1850, by an association of benevolent ladies, and incorporated by an act of the Legislature, passed on March 20th, 1856. Its location is number sixty-one Park street, nearly opposite the Five Points House of Industry.
The building was erected in 1853. It is constructed of brick, and is four stories high. It furnishes a chapel, several large and well conditioned school rooms, and apartments for a limited number of permanent inmates. The edifice is plainly and substantially built, and is well suited for the purposes of the mission.
The objects of the institution are three-fold:
The property is estimated to be worth $78,000, and the institution is free from debt. The receipts for the past year were $24,130.29; and the expenditures, $23, 132.02. There were also received from bequests for building purposes $22,166.31, not included in the above statement.
The schools bear upon their rolls nearly one thousand children, with a daily average attendance of over four hundred. The scholars, whenever it is needed, are furnished with clothing, and each pupil is provided daily with a dinner. During the past year, eleven children were adopted into families, fifty-five were otherwise secured comfortable homes, and one hundred and twenty-six adults were provided with situations.
A free library, composed principally of books, periodicals and papers, donated to the institution, has recently been opened. This offers a comfortable and attractive place for those without homes, to spend their evenings and leisure hours; and it is anticipated by the managers that much good will result from its influence.
The institution was visited October 25th. It is controlled by a board of lady managers, assisted by an advisory committee of gentlemen. A superintendent is in immediate charge, and the schools are conducted by competent female teachers. The institution, at the time of inspection, was in excellent condition, and its affairs appear to be well conducted.
source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 61-62. *transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 16 July 2007.
Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission
All rights reserved
Copyright © 1996-present
Contact Lorine at