Source Information

Ancestry.com. New York, Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society Records, 1884-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society. Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society (New York, N.Y.) Records. AJHS microfilm I-43 (4 rolls). American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, New York City.

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About New York, Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society Records, 1884-1925

This database contains records from the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society for children admitted to or discharged from the Hebrew Orphan Asylums in New York and Pleasantville. The database also contains ledgers of donations to the society. Records may include the following information:

  • Name of child or donor

  • Gender

  • Age and/or birth date

  • Birthplace

  • Date of admission or discharge

  • Place of admission or discharge

  • Date of donation

  • 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.