Online Supplement to Most Fortunate Unfortunates

The Home’s rich and colorful history proved too big for one book. To satisfy scholars, genealogists, descendants, and other avid readers, in addition to the many images and stories you’ll find in the Newsletters and Photo Gallery, the following appendices supplement Most Fortunate Unfortunates:

American Jewish Orphanages


Officers and Superintendents

Staff and Student Counselors


Home Children – Listed by Admission Registry Number (This searchable spreadsheet includes each child’s name, parents’ names, birthplace, whence received, birthdate, and dates of admission and discharge as recorded in the Home’s registry books) 

Children’s Birthplaces

Whence Received


Children’s Ages and Length of Stay

Apprenticeships 1888-1899

Secondary and Vocational Education

Children’s Deaths and Burial Locations