Orphans Home Website

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What's News Room: Recent Uploads; Announcements The Dedication Room: ... to all those children ever labeled as 'orphans'... Upstairs Drawing Room: Poem by Robert Frost
The Gen-Office & Notepad: Census cites & Links to new sections of website The Library: Orphan References The Computer Room: Links The Message Board Room: Post your Messages here!
Canadian Census Room: Transcriptions Welcome and About This Site US Census Room: Transcriptions
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  Rest your cursor on the door or a window, then click, to visit a section of this site; same links found below.
Transcriptions of orphan, adoptee, and foster children listings in orphanages, homes, and poorhouses from U.S.-Canadian censuses and other records.
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Lists Needed! (microfilm or Ancestry's census images)

Notepad:  Grab a Cite and Submit the List or its Transcription
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Dedication Room

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Typing Instructions for Transcribers

Submit a Census Citation

Submit a "First List"
This web site will always be under construction.  Your patience will be appreciated.  If you do not find what you are looking for your first time here, please stop back again at a later date.  Thank you!

TOHW's homemade bullet  To the Census Rooms                                      
TOHW's homemade bullet  To the Message Boards                                   
TOHW's homemade bullet  An Invitation to All Genealogists                    
TOHW's homemade bullet  Orphanage Fact Sheets                                    
 TOHW's homemade bullet  Letters From Genealogists                               
 TOHW's homemade bullet  Orphanage Rosters                                           
     TOHW's homemade bullet  Miscellaneous Records of Orphan Names          
     TOHW's homemade bullet  Searching for an Ancestral Orphan                     
(a new section in the works)

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Click here to visit the What's News Room  for recent uploads & announcements

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Special Acknowledgments and Thanks:
(Names listed in alphabetical order)

Websites From Which I have "Borrowed":

Pat Asher's "Ambrose Genealogy"

Norm Meinert's "Allegheny River Family Archives"

Larry Thompson's "Larry Thompson's Genealogy Page"

Special Thanks To:

Jack B., founder of the ORPHANAGES mailing list, for donating his British and Canadian Orphan links

Carol Holmbeck for sending me quite a few Orphan links for U.S. researchers

Betsy Mills, at ROOTSWEB, for giving the go ahead and extra "push" for this project that it would be nice to have all the orphans listed in one place

ROOTSWEB for generously providing the space and assistance necessary for this website, with a very special thanks to Elsi and to Pat Asher, in particular, for their assistance with the Message Boards at this site.

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