Georgia Pioneers
What's What

Georgia Orphans 1738-1900

Since records are not available from orphanages or state institutions, this database is a collection of orphans discovered in various records of those children who were placed in either private or public homes. Most cities or towns had some sort of benevolent home. We know this because of notices as to Christmas gifts and other charitable contributions which are taken to such homes. The following lists include some of those discovered sources and may be viewed on the site. Orphanges used in the database: