California Orphans and Orphanages

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California Orphanages in 1900 (hosted by RootsWeb) is a comprehensive listing of residents and employees of California orphanages enumerated in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of California. A locality description is provided with a link to each of twenty-nine orphanages.  Census images can be viewed at FamilySearch Historical Records United States Census 1900 (free) or Ancestry ($).

1. Alameda Sanatorium (Alameda County)
2. Bird's Nest Orphanage (Alameda County)
3. Boys and Girls Aid Society of Los Angeles County (Los Angeles County)
4. Fresno County Orphanage (Fresno County)
5. Golden Gate Orphanage (Alameda County)
6. Good Templar Home for Orphans (Solano County)
7. Grass Valley Orphan Asylum (Nevada County)
8. Home of the Guardian Angel Orphanage (Los Angeles County)
9. I.O.O.F. Orphans' Home (Santa Clara County)
10. Josephonium Orphan Asylum (Alameda County)
11. Ladies' Relief Society's Home for Aged Women; Ladies' Relief Society's Orphanage (Alameda County)
12. Los Angeles Orphan Asylum (Los Angeles County)
13. Los Angeles Orphans Home (Los Angeles County)
14. Masonic Widow's and Orphan's Home (Alameda County)
15. Notre Dame Institute (Santa Clara County)
16. Orphans' Home (San Bernardino County)
17. Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society (San Francisco County)
18. Protestant Orphan Asylum (Sacramento County)
19. Protestant Orphan Asylum (San Francisco County)
20. Sacramento Foundlings Home (Sacramento County)
21. San Francisco Boys Home (San Francisco County)
22. San Francisco Children's Orphanage (San Francisco County)
23. San Francisco Lying In Hospital and Foundling Asylum (San Francisco County)
24. St. Catherine's Orphan Asylum (San Bernardino County)
25. St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum (Marin County)
26. Sunshine Home Orphanage (Alameda County )
27. West Oakland Foundling Home ( Alameda County )
28. Women and Child's Home (San Diego County)
29. Youth's Directory (San Francisco County)

1900 Census Fields

  • Name, relation, color, gender
  • Birth month, year, age
  • Marital status, years married
  • Mother of how many children, number of children living
  • Birth place, birth place of father, birthplace of mother
  • Year of immigration, number of years in the U.S., naturalization status
  • Occupation, months unemployed
  • Months at school, literacy (read, write, speak English)
  • Additional questions