Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville Children's Home Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville Children's Home Records, 1866-1938
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Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, 
United States
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Location of Kentucky
Record Description
Record Type Orphans and orphanages
Collection years 1866-1938
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Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Records from the Louisville Children's home in Jefferson County, Kentucky for years 1866-1938. This collection contains records for several different institutions that merged in the early 1900s. An explanation of these records can be found at the beginning of each film. Some records are arranged alphabetically. The microfilm of the original records is located at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Birth place
  • Age
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  • Relgion

  • Date of commitment
  • Cause of commitment
  • Court name
  • Term of sentence
  • Education

  • Employment
  • Cause of delinquency
  • Physical description
  • Remarks

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