The following is a list of over 40,000 children who appear in the records of the New York Juvenile Asylum (records available for 1853-1923) or New York House of Refuge (records available for 1825-1831 and 1856-1864) for whom information is available via Mr. Kidder.
For those not sure if their ancestor was in either of the above institutions, but have found a name in the List of Children below that may be a match, Mr. Kidder will perform a “Family Discovery Search” for a base fee of $25 per individual or family being researched. Guests must fill in the Research Services form to provide information on the individual they want to confirm is in the existing records of the New York Juvenile Asylum (records available for 1853-1923) or New York House of Refuge (records available for 1825-1831 and 1856-1864). There is no refund on the flat fee if no records are found in the original records, but Mr. Kidder will (when applicable) identify additional possible avenues of research at other archives, etc. that may have pertinent information on the individual or family being researched. Allow up to two weeks for completion. More information about this search and the “Detailed Family Search” (for those already certain their ancestor was in the New York Juvenile Asylum or New York House of Refuge) can be found under Types of Records Searched.
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