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Old 12-09-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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I got some high school records from 1938, on the record it says st. vincent depaul is the one who submitted the student, do you think the student was living in a boys home named st vincent de paul? Second question, can I see if the address was indeed a boys home from that era?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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You can look up the student's name on the 1940 census. It's available to search & view for free at 1940 Census | Access U.S 1940 Census Records Free at Ancestry.com

Also, what city and state was the school?

You can look up names & institutions in old city directories.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 AM
 
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I seen the 1940 census, it doesnt tell me anything about the st vincent depaul connection to high school records. How do I find old city directories?
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:32 AM
 
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St. Vincent dePaul is a Catholic service organization. It did run orphanages.

What city are we talking about? There may still be a branch of the Society there.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Seeking Charity and Justice
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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Thank you suzq, it was in philadelphia pa. I would love to send an email and let you see this registration it says admitted by: St vincent de paul above the st. vincent typed in it says Source. I am confused. Wonder if this person was in a boys home I cant imagine being able to afford a catholic school back then. Thanks again
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:42 AM
 
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Old Philly city directories at FLP - Directories
Try e-mailing or phoning the library to ask for a specific look-up.

Try contacting the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Home Page
There's a "contact" button in the upper right-hand corner.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Here is a link to St. Vincent dePaul in Philly. They might still have records and can tell you about the person you are researching.

SVDP Philadelphia | Neighbors helping neighbors
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Thank you suzq, it was in philadelphia pa. I would love to send an email and let you see this registration it says admitted by: St vincent de paul above the st. vincent typed in it says Source. I am confused. Wonder if this person was in a boys home I cant imagine being able to afford a catholic school back then. Thanks again

Catholic schools (elementary)were free to parishioners in most places until the 70's.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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I seen the 1940 census, it doesnt tell me anything about the st vincent depaul connection to high school records. How do I find old city directories?
Our main public library has tons of them. Maybe your biggest one does too
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