U. S. Orphans

The little ones without a voice. Their records sealed, their very existence an embarrassment, just a stigma upon society
that needs to be shut away...is how some have felt. While their records are scarce, we strive to collect as much
material on them as possible. We believe that every child is a person and deserves to know their heritage whether it
be good, bad or ugly.

National References

Album of Odd Fellows Homes, by Ida F. Wolfe, 1927.

Annie's Girl, How an Abandoned Orphan Finally Discovered the Truth About Her Mother, by Maureen Coppinger, 2013.

Home,  A Memoir of Growing Up in an Orphanage, by Richard McKenzie, 1996.

Home Away from Home, The Forgotten History of Orphanages, by Richard B. McKenzie, 2009.

The Orphan Trains, Placing Out in America, by Marilyn Irvin Holt, 1992.

Pension and Widows' and Orphans' Funds, by R. J. W. Crabbe & C. A. Poyser, 1953.
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C. G. Brisee Genealogy Library
in 1947 when it was the
Irwin Consolidated School