Marks Nathan Jewish Orphan Home operated from 1906-1948
Oral History ProjectThis document/project is formally known as: Home Kids, Memories of the Marks Nathan Jewish Orphan Home is a ninety-three page document containing interviews with about twenty alumni of the home with their memories of the home. The entire document is available by clicking on the image of the document below. The individuals who contributed to the document are included in our searchable index which contains the page numbers in the document where they are mentioned. There were a few individuals who contributed under pseudonyms to maintain their privacy. These names have an * at then the end of their assigned name. The document contains some inconsistencies in the process of recording when individuals were in the home and other items from the interviews. We did our best to enter into our file our “best” guess of the correct information.
To learn more about the project please read the beginning of
the document (link from image below).
This collection contains transcripts from the 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 United States Federal Census. It contains an estimate of the year the individual was born, where they were born, and indicates which census year the record was found. There are over 900 records in this collection. Since children were not admitted until age five and generally left the home before age 18 very few of them appear in more than one census year. In addition, many children were only in the home for a short period and may not appear in any of the censuses which were only taken every ten years. We are in the process of obtaining other documents (see Marks Nathan Jewish Home Scrapbook collection) to identify additional individuals who lived in the home.