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St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 16 Jul 2007 4:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone have any information on the orphange in
North Little Rock Ar? I had a sibling put up for
adoption there. Does anyone have any information
on the records?

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 16 Jul 2007 2:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Put your post on the Pulaski County messageboard and you might get some information which is helpful.
Were you and your sibling fathered by the same man?
Were you also adopted?

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 20 Jul 2007 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
The orphanage is discussed on page 10 of the 1982 book titled, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes--An Historical Directory." Librarians have access to the WorldCat database, which contains the names of 147 libraries that possess a copy of the book.

There is at least one address plus the name of the order of nuns that operated the orphanage and where the order had its motherhouse.

Once in a while, I hear of an orphanage’s records being obtained by a local library or state library or historical society.

Sometimes people create web pages for a specific orphanage. In your case, it may be difficult to find such a page using Google because there are so many institutions using the name St. Joseph’s. As you may know, St. Joseph was the foster father of Jesus.

Reg Niles

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 16 Jan 2008 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm freelance journalist working in central Arkansas. The Diocese of Little Rock owns—and is trying to sell—St. Joseph's. You might start by contracting the Catholic organization at 501.664.0340. Good luck on your search, Deborah

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Is there a way to contact someone still in St. Joseph's Orphanage?

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 3:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is no longer anyone staying or working at St. Joseph's home. The last two nuns went back to Ft. Smith in January of 2008. A group of folks from our parish will be going over for a work day to do building maintenance, cleaning and such, in November. I don't know where the records are kept, but the Diocese of Little Rock's Catholic Charities office is still the office that handles adoptions. I would imagine they have the records or know who does.

Re: Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes--An Historical Directory

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 4:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Free access to the book is on the Internet as indicated at:
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.gaudry/2.3.13.1/mb.ashx

Reg Niles
RegNMINiles#cs.com
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Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 20 Jul 2010 10:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was in the home of HELL I may or may not know the person you speak of,feel free to email me

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 23 Jul 2010 3:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
I had a brother put in the St. Joseph's Orphange in North Little Rock. He would have been born in late 1961 or 1962 but no latter than April/May of 1962.I know this is not much to go on but it's all the info I have. If you are or know of a male matching this please email me at
georgia1mind@yahoo.com

Re: St. Joseph's orphange in North Little Rock Ar

Posted: 9 Oct 2010 1:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother was adopted from there about 1933. There is a book about the orphanage called "Bitter weekds, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches" by John Findley. You can contact his widow for a copy at "Ruth Findley, St. Scholastica Monastery, P.O. Box 3489, Ft. Smith Ar 72913.
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