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U.S. Orphan Links: Directory of Orphanages for Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and Some Adjacent Counties

From Almshouse to Asylum: Orphans in Allegheny County: A Pathfinder

Hospitals, Homes & Orphanages: Newark, NJ.
The homepage for this web site is:
Virtual Newark NJ: Where Your Past Comes to Life,  (also good starting point for NJ genealogy)


The Paterson Orphans Asylum Association, Inc., Passaic County, NJ

HNOH Alumni including US Jewish Orphanages

The New York State Orphanages

FairView Home for Friendless Children of Watervliet,  Watervliet, New York

Asylums and Homes,  (Manhattan & the Bronx, NY)

KENTUCKY:  Orphans -- 1910 Adoptions -- Pauper Keepers (three separate pages).  For "needles-in-a-haystack" type of search in Eastern KY, VA, & WV, click here: Reunion 2002.  All of these pages are part of the Johnson County, KY GenWeb site.  the main url is: Johnson Co KY GenWeb,  the Index can be accessed by clicking on Enter found on the Johnson Co home page.

Orphanages

Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home (a.k.a Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home and Home for Indigent Children a.k.a Iowa Annie Wittenmyer Home),  Scott County, Iowa

German Roman Catholic Orphans' Home, Buffalo, New York

Goodland Presbyterian Children's Home,  Hugo, Oklahoma

Children's Homes of Logan County, Oklahoma

St. Joseph's Home, 1870 US Federal Census, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Many of these orphans are of Irish descent.

St. Francis Home for Orphaned Boys,  Detroit, Michigan, 1910

Comal County, Texas, List of Orphans from 1850 Census

Passaic County, NJ, Orphan Research

Howard County, IN Orphans' Home, 1880-1900

Orphans' Schools/Homes of Penna

Mississippi: Registers of Indentures of Colored Orphans, Aug. 1865 - May, 1866

Orphan Records, Isle of Wight Co., Va, 1769-1796

  
Worcester County, Maryland, Random Notes, 1806-1810

Orphan Trains (Genealinks) 
Genealogy links to information about the orphan trains 1850-1930, including lists of names of children who rode the trains and stories about some of the individual children


Orphan Trains

Indiana Orphan Trains Project,  and Clinton County, Indiana

Iowa Orphan Train Project

Orphan Trains of Kansas

Orphans Cemetery, Dodge County, Georgia

Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery, Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin,  and  List of Children Interred

  
"Orphan." Roger Kiser's account, 1950's, Florida

Foundling Asylums/Catholic Encyclopedia Article

Orphans and Orphanages/Catholic Encyclopedia Article

An Orphan on Orphanages: Themes of the Home

Book Titles re Orphanages, Mainly US  [Courtesy, Jack B.]


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Canadian & UK Orphan Links:
[Courtesy of Jack B.]
The British Home Children
This website is devoted to helping some of the 4 million Canadian descendants (and an unknown number of US descendants) and their 20 million British relatives restore their family ties that were severed by the British Child Emigration Scheme to Canada (1870-1948).  Companion Mail List.

Addresses of British Child Care Sending Agencies





Birth Parent's & Adoptee's Support Group
This web page is for anyone searching for family or friends. There are many message boards, one for name checks (In England) which are done free of charge for members. Members are searching for families in England and in Countries thoughout the world. Come and join us, it may have what you are looking for.

National Archives of Canada Miscellaneous Immigration Index

Liverpool Orphans In Coal Mines

Young Immigrants to Canada

Rossbret Workhouse Homepage(UK)

London Metropolitan Archives

The George Müller Foundation

Home Children Canada (Pacific)

The Home Children, BIFHSGO

People of the Abyss, Chapter 25

St. Joseph's Home, 1870 US Federal Census, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota.  Many of these orphans are of Irish descent.

  
  
  

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Orphan
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on the Web:
Honoring
Orphans
Pat Watson's Page (St. Joseph's Orphanage, Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Edward Frank Hazelwood, 1910-1989 (British Home Child)

Dwight, Coit, & Bea Mather
Protestant Orphan Asylum, Detroit, MI
  
(The 1910 Census Listing for this orphanage can be found in the US Census Room)


Belmont County Children's Home, Tacoma, Ohio
Group pictures from 1929  and 1930,  and article from 1990's re planned reunion.


Mary Frances "Fannie" Ryan Norris Kepple,  Ancestral bio including bios of 3 of her children, Lavinna, George, & Edward, former residents of St. Paul's R.C. Orphan Asylum, 1910, Pittsburgh, PA.  Click here to view the Pittsburgh Catholic news article on St. Paul's.  (The 1910 transcription for this orphanage can be found in the US Census Room).

Michael D. & Robert J. Lally,  Ancestral bios of two children who rode an orphan train from NYC to Ashtabula, Ohio.  Click here to view the Fisk House hotel register,  which places them (and 21 additional children) in Ashtabula in 1862.  Click here to view the photos of Michael D. Lally (Frank Mills) and Robert J. Lally (Robert Mills).  Click here to read an on-line article in the NY Times LearningNetwork re what life was like for children in an almshouse in NYC in the 1800s.

Lilly, Harry, Alfred, Delia, and Maria Waibel,  Ancestral bios of residents/employees of the 1900 German M.E. Orphan Asylum in Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Click here to view the personal letters,  of Alfred Waibel written in 1903 and 1904.  Click here to read the Cleveland Leader  article (1902) about the orphanage.  The 1900 census listing has been transcribed and can be found in the U.S. Census Room.

The Orphan Connection: Honoring Orphans Who Are Making A Difference in the World
Click on this link to visit Karin Peterson's compelling website and discover citizens of prominence who were orphans.


  
  
  
  
  

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Orphan Links From Around the World: Orphan Foundation of America: Helping Parentless Teens Since 1981.  Offers various ways for individuals and/or organizations to help present day orphans. (U.S.)

The African Child Foundation  (Uganda)

All Countries: Index of Orphanages 
[courtesy, Jack B]


A Glimpse of Life in a Belgian City

Christian Orphanages: Opportunities for Ministry [courtesy, Jack B]

Orphanages from Around the World

Book Titles re Orphanages, U.S., Great Britain, Germany, China, Korea, Vietnam  [Courtesy, Jack B.]

  
  
  
  
  
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More Orphan Links: All Countries: Index of Orphanages 
[courtesy, Jack B]


The Poorhouse Story

RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees: Adoption and Orphan Records (Chapter 31)

  
  
  
  
  

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Adoption
Links:
Birth Parent's & Adoptee's Support Group
This web page is for anyone searching for family or friends. There are many message boards, one for name checks (In England) which are done free of charge for members. Members are searching for families in England and in Countries thoughout the world. Come and join us, it may have what you are looking for.

Non-Identifying Information (Ontario)  [Courtesy, JackB.]
Adoptee Birthfamily Connections, (Angry Grandma, Founder)

Adoptee, Birth Family Registry(Angry Grandma)

Adoption Crossroads

Jules' Search and Reuinion Site for Adoptees

The Cole Baby Registry

Larry Corbett's MISSING IN ADOPTION PAGE,  Live Chat. Jefferson County, New York area.

Genealogy Today: Seeking Birth Parents.
Internet resources to help your adoption search.


People Search

  
  
  
  
  

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Genealogy
Links:
United States Vital Record Information

Relationship Chart (Genealogical Research Library)

State Census Records

Census Lookup Mailing Lists
Links for subscribing to the Census Lookup Mailing lists at Rootsweb, plus, links to on-line census projects.


All 50 American States Home Pages

County Locator,  Click on this link to find the county in which a city is located.

Virtual Newark NJ: Where Your Past Comes to Life,
a great site for NJ (as well as Newark) researchers.


Treasure Maps -- The How To Genealogy Website

Canadian Genealogy Links & Chat

Just Genealogy! Links and Chat Room (Worldwide)

Just Genealogy Chat Room --- All Surnames Worldwide

Brick Walls Message Board

County Outline Maps, by State (USA)

Access Ancestry.com's Research Books

How to Library Archive

Historical Context Library Archive

Canadian Genealogy & History

Genealinks 
A categorized genealogy directory of well-known and not-so-well-known genealogy sites and history sites to help researchers in their search for genealogy information.


Free Genealogy Lookups

Rogers - Rodgers Family. Central Ancestorial Website (yes... "ancestorial"!)

Larry Corbett's Genealogy Pages, & MISSING IN ADOPTION PAGE

The Prosser Family, & The New York State Orphanages  website.

Genealogy Planet

RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees

Why U Can't Find Your Ancestors: Misspeld Knames -- A Commun Probblem for Reeserchors, (Guide #8 to RW's Guide to Tracing Family Trees

Genealogy Today.  Genealogy news plus surname queries, family research tips, articles and genealogy search tools (including adoption searches).


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