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New York Foundling Hospital

The New York Foundling Hospital was one of the two main sending institutions involved in the orphan train movement from 1853-1930 which "placed out" by railroad 200,000 orphans, abandoned, or homeless children to 48 states and Canada. In some cases they have records of birth parents. The New York Foundling Hospital is administered by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.
New York Foundling Hospital entrance.


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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  repository@whatever.net

Address:[1]

000 Santa's Workshop Lane
North Pole, AK 99999-9999

Telephone:[1]  800-000-0000, or 801-000-0000
Fax:  802-000-0000

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]  {Optional}

Internet site:

  • Records Information at The New York Foundling contact info, affiliate of NY State Adoption and Medical Information Registry, inquiries, and rebuilding adoptees' personal stories.

Collection Description

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Tips

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Guides

  • Inskeep, Carolee R. The New York Foundling Hospital: An Index to Its Federal, State and Local Census Records (1870–1925). Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield, 1995. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.71 J3in. Includes 1870, 1880, 1890 (police census), 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, and 1925 censuses. Alphabetical list of children, sisters, and workers.

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the New York Foundling Hospital, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • New-York Historical Society houses the Children's Aid Society archives, as well as other manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, and photos.
  • National Orphan Train Complex records of the children and agents who rode the trains, history of the orphan train movement, stories of the children, photos, artifacts, a rider registry, a speakers' bureau, and the organization's online news.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • Municipal Archives has New York City birth, death, and marriage records; the 1890 police census; city directories; voter registrations; almshouse records; and municipal government records.
  • Division of Vital Records births 1910-present, and deaths 1949-present.
  • Vital Records Section of the New York State Dept. of Health, Menands, NY, for outside New York City births and deaths (1881-present), and marriage licenses (1880-present). Also, all divorces since 1963.
  • Courts: city, state, and federal.
  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
  • New York State Library, Albany, has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church, cemetery (including DAR), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, censuses, passenger lists, and periodicals.
  • New York State Archives, Albany, has manuscripts, vital record indexes, land grants, maps, military, court, alien depositions, prisoners, Erie Canal passenger lists, wills, estates, and state censuses.
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.

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