If I recall correctly, there is a NYC Jewish Orphanage records on the Center for Jewish History website.
There I was able to find the names of 2 of my mom's cousins who were there in 1897 after there father
died. The Center for Jewish History did send me their admission records page.
I am not sure how they do this today as this was about 18 years when I did this.
But hope it helps. I knew they were in an orphanage but didn't know where so just took a chance to
look it up when I found their website.
Feige aka Gussie [MATUS/MARCUS] was lost in transit and arrived in New York in abt 1902, alone. The story has her being 4 years old at the time but she may have been as old as 8…b 1894-1897 Panevesz Lithuania
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey