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Contact these organizations when searching for and sharing information:

Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, Inc (OTHSA)
614 E. Emma Ave., #115
Springdale, AR 72764-4634
Email: othsa@msn.com

National Orphan Train Complex
300 Washington St.
P.O. Box 322
Concordia, KS 66901
Email: curator@orphantraindepot.org
Website: http://orphantraindepot.org/

Orphanages and Societies:

Although it is recommended that you ONLY contact these organizations by regular mail (unless their websites allow for other options), we have started a list of names, addresses and websites. We cannot stress enough how important it is that you do the research you can to avoid contacting these groups about 'possibilities'. You will get much better results and lots more help if you WRITE and can tell them Exactly what you are looking for.

Children's Aid Society
105 E. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010
Attn: Adoption Search

Sister's of Charity/New York Foundling Hospital
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011

Children's Village
(formerly the New York Juvenile Asylum)
Office of Alumni Affairs
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Founded in 1851.

New York Foundling Hospital
Record Information Department
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
Founded as the New York Foundling Asylum in 1869

Brooklyn Home for Children
c/o Forestdale Inc.
67-35 112th St.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Founded in 1884 as the Home for Destitute Children

Brooklyn Nursery and Infants Hospital
c/o Salvation Army Social Services for Children
132 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10011

Five Points House of Industry
c/o Greer-Woodycrest and Hope Farm
Mark Lukens, Director
Crystal Run Village
RD 2, Box 98
Middletown, NY 10940

New England Home for Little Wanderers
c/o The Home for Little Wanderers
271 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Founded in 1865; merged with Boston Children's Services in 1999

New York Child's Foster Home Services
c/o Sheltering Arms
122 E. 29th St.
New York, NY 10016
For Sheltering Arms and Speedwell records

New York Infant Asylum, 1865-1910,
New York Nursery and Child's Hospital, 1910-1947
c/o New York Weill Cornell
Medical Center Archives
525 E. 68th St, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10021

Orphan Asylum Society of Brooklyn
c/o Brookwood Child Care (1960-present)
25 Washington St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Records back to 1855.
Original records were sent to:
University of Minnesota Social Welfare History Archives
320 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Founded in 1832

Orphan Asylum Society of New York City
c/o Graham Windham Services
to Families and Children
1 S. Broadway
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

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