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NY Orphanages

NY Orphanages

May-Rita Condon (View posts)
Posted: 30 Apr 2002 10:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know of an orphanage that was located I believe around Tarrytown NY 1920's and prior?

Re: NY Orphanages

Posted: 23 May 2002 10:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
For Jews that would be the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society in Mount Pleasant. There were others, one in Valhalla that I think was Catholic.
The 1920 census index for NY on ancestry.com has the names of the inmates.
hank levine

Re: NY Orphanages

Posted: 29 Sep 2002 9:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are five entries in Tarrytown in the 1982 book entitled, "Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes : An Historical Directory."

While the county is indicated for each city and town, the directory is not arranged by county. It's arranged by city and town in alphabetical order. There are so many entries for New York State that it would take time to find all entries around a specific town.

Reg Niles
RegNMINiles@cs.com

Re: NY Orphanages

Posted: 29 Dec 2002 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
There was an orphanage in Tarrytown which was run by the Sisters of Mercy. I believe it opened around 1895 and closed in the early 1940's. My grandmother's 2 older brothers and older sister were sent there in April 1896 when their mother passed away and their father was unable to care for them. My grandmother was only 11 months old at the time, too young to go to the Sisters of Mercy, so she was sent to the New York Foundling Hospital in NYC. She was adopted from the NY Foundling and as far as family members know, she never saw her birth family again. In fact, her children did not even know she was adopted until after her death. I have done some research on her birth family over the last couple of years and discovered that my grandmother's siblings had tried to find her, but the NY Foundling Hospital refused to give them any information.

At any rate, according to the Sisters of Mercy, their records for the orphanage in Tarrytown were sent to the New York Guardian Society. I've written to them on several occasions for information, but have never received a response. Good luck!!

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

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 7:39AM 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
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Re: NY Orphanages

Posted: 29 Jun 2009 4:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Institution of Mercy, Terrytown, New york

Re: NY Orphanages

Posted: 29 Jun 2009 4:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Interesting, my grandfather and his twin brother were there in 1910 census. Their circumstances were similar to your families. They were raised there all their lives. I was going to try to get some records. How did you contact the Sisters of Mercy? I was going to try to get the records from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. The institutions merged at one point.
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