Source Information

Ancestry.com. New York, Hebrew Infant Asylum Records, 1895-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Hebrew Infant Asylum of the City of New York. Hebrew Infant Asylum of the City of New York Records. AJHS microfilm I-166 (6 rolls). American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, New York City.

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About New York, Hebrew Infant Asylum Records, 1895-1927

This database contains records of children admitted to or discharged from the New York Hebrew Infant Asylum, which was established in 1895. The database also contains city billing records and physician reports. Records may include the following information:

  • Name

  • Date of admission or discharge

  • Gender

  • Age and/or birth date

  • Birthplace

  • Names of parents

Please note that ages or birthdates may not be accurate. Some orphans returned to the orphanage several times and may be found in the records more than once.

Ancestry.com has reproduced these records courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) where this collection is available on microfilm.