Orphan Trains and Finding Treasures in Academic Libraries

Program Type:

Genealogy, History, Older Adults



Program Description

Event Details

The Orphan Train Movement: The Tale of Three Riders

Between 1854 and 1929, over 250,000 children between the ages of 3 and 13 were given new clothes, put on a train and sent to the Midwest and beyond to be taken in by rural families for work and to raise. Their stories are not always glorious, nor were they always orphans.

Finding Treasures in Academic Libraries

Your local academic library is a treasure trove of information, even if your ancestor didn’t graduate from the institution. The difference between a library and an archive will be discussed and how that makes for different preparation on your part.

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