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The Orphans' Home Library
Bagnell, K. The Little Immigrants. Toronto: 1930.
This book is about the Home Children sent to Canada from England and mentions specific names and places.
Inskeep, Carolee R. New York Foundling Hospital: An Index to the Federal, State and Local Census Records, 1870-1925. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing. 1995.
Inskeep, Carolee R. The Children's Aid Society of New York: An Index to the Federal, State, and Local Census Records of Its Lodging Houses, 1855-1925. Baltimore: Clearfield. 1966 (Genealogical Publishing)
Kidder, Clark. Orphan Trains & Their Precious Cargo: The Life's Work of Rev. H.D. Clarke. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc. 2001.
Kretschmann. The Churches Treasures: A History of the Orphan's
Home and Asylum for the Aged and Infirm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Philadelphia. Holman, 1923. (about running an orphanage in Philadelphia)
Niles, Reg. Adoption Agencies, Orphanages and Maternity Homes: An Historical Directory. Garden City, NY: Phileas Deigh Corp.
Paul, James Laughery. Pennsylvania's Soldiers' Orphan Schools. 2d Ed. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1876.
Orphans, Home Children, and Ancestors in Print
Kiser, Roger Dean, Sr. Orphan: A True Story of Abandonment, Abuse, and Redemption. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation. 2001. Author not only relates his own experiences but highlights key ways in which orphanages must change. Excerpts from Mr. Kiser's book can also be found at his web site, The Sad Orphan.
Milne, Russell J., Jr. Orphan Boy. 1stBooks Library. March, 2002. Author recounts his father's (R. J. Milne, Sr.) life as an orphan --- "his
adventures, how he overcame seemingly impossible obstacles as a young orphan, to rise to the top and become a successful entrepreneur and
family man. His story is truly an inspiration to future generations: that anyone can succeed, if they choose to do so."
Snow, Perry. Neither Waif Nor Stray: The Search For A Stolen Identity. Universal Publishers. 2000. Millions of Canadians, Americans, Britons, and Australians do not know they are related to each other. Clinical Psychologist, Perry Snow's account of his father's life as a British Home Child. (Available only over the internet)
Wilson, Albert. These Were The Children. Albert Wilson Publishing Company Menlo Park California 1963. About SAN FRANCISCO NURSERY FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN, written by an "inmate". Timeframe 1900-1932+. Includes names of some of children. History of home and conditions.
Ancestral Records and Documents
National Archives of Canada-ARCHIVIANET, 1995. Canadian Expeditionary Force Records for: Alfred Henry Shakespeare. Regimental #: 69884. Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8792-39. Canadian Military Records of orphaned, Alfred Henry Shakespeare. (Ref Donated to this site by Michelle Shakespeare-Martin, g-g-granddaughter of Alfred Henry Shakespeare.)
National Archives of Canada-ARCHIVIANET, 1995. Canadian Expeditionary Force Records for: George Henry Shakespeare. Regimental #: 69883. Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8792-42. Canadian Military Records of orphaned, George Henry Shakespeare. (Ref Donated to this site by Michelle Shakespeare-Martin, g-g-grandneice of George Henry Shakespeare.)
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