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House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Mary Helen Quinn (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gaudet
I am looking for records from the House of Providence Catholic Orphange formerly located at 1654 West Onondaga St. Syracuse, NY. My father John R. Gaudet and his older brothers were there begining 1928.

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Reg Niles (View posts)
Posted: 23 Feb 2005 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
A Catholic directory published in 1922 shows House of Providence at 1420 W. Onondaga Street, Syracuse. It was then staffed by---or under the auspices of---the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with motherhouse in Emmitsburg, MD.

In 1944, The "Official Catholic Directory" listed its name as St. Joseph's House of Providence and its address the same as in your query. The 1976 edition of the same directory shows House of Providence at the same address as your query---an address shared by Catholic Social Services. This edition does not mention the order of nuns, but the 1964 edition says Sisters of Social Service, which may or may not have a motherhouse in Buffalo, NY.

Researchers interested in Catholic institutions, seeking the location of old records, can inquire of the Diocese (the address of which should be in the latest edition of the "Official Catholic Directory") or the latest known order of nuns or an historical society in the area. One can also Google the name of the institution to see if someone has created a website devoted to it. When searching for an exact name consisting of more than one word at Google, use quotation marks around the search term : "House of Providence"

Children in the orphanage would be listed in the federal census of 1930, as well as earlier and later censuses. Ancestry.com says it created a name index to the 1930 census, available online to its subscribers. Experts who hang out at message boards devoted to individual counties sometimes volunteer to look up individuals in censuses.

There are also New York State censuses earlier than 1892, plus 1892, 1905, 1915, and 1925. These may be at the various county clerks and/or the New York State Library in Albany. Probably also at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Reg Niles

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Posted: 28 Oct 2011 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary, I came across your post as I was researching my grandfather and his 6 year stay at the Syracuse House of Providence, back in the early 19-teens. Were you able to find any information? If you would be able to point me in the right direction, that would be great.

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Posted: 29 Oct 2011 2:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Did you read the other post on this subject? There is some info in them that may help you. Good luck. MaryZ

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Posted: 31 Oct 2011 4:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I know that Catholic charities has the records from St, Mary's hospital an maybe House of Povidence. I am checking with them right now. I don't expect much but one never knows!

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 10:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Scales
Hi, When I looked up my dad in the 1940 census recently I found out that he lived several years (5-15 years old) at the house of providence. I looked up their website and contacted the historian (Catholic Charities) in the building and she took the time to go through their dusty archives and sent me everything in my dad's files. It had so much (letters from relatives, nuns who took care of him, letters from his dad, and even 2 written by my dad as a kid; report cards, medical records, etc.). I'm so happy that I contacted them!
debby

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Posted: 2 Apr 2013 11:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Can you give me information on where to find this historian? A relative I am researching was listed as being at the House of Providence with his brother when they were 6 and 7 years old in 1930. I would love to see if they have records.

Re: House of Providence Catholic Orphanage

Posted: 2 Apr 2013 11:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you go to the House of Providence with whatever information you have they can do a search for you. It helps if you have the mother's name and date of birth of your relative.
They have a variety of records, but we found a relative in the ledger of ins and outs from St Mary's.
Ask for Toni.
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