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Welcome to Find an Orphan

You can search this site to find out if you are the descendant of a child who at one time or another was admitted to the Orphan Schools.   It is easy to use. Simply enter the surname of the mother or child you are searching for.

Enter the orphan's family name. If unsuccessful, try variations or similar spellings


Or, search by mother's name

Or, try Advanced search (not recommended for beginners)

Or, List Orphans with a known aboriginal connection


 Site last updated June 2021