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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

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Events List

  1. Closed for Christmas

    Sunday, December 24, 2017

    Closed December 24th-26th.

  2. Closed for the New Year Holiday

    Monday, January 01, 2018

    Closed on January 1, 2018.

  3. Finding Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for historians and genealogists who wish to learn about the neighborhoods in which their ancestors lived and conducted business.

  4. On the Record: African American Newspapers

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    In this session, we will explore the “African American Historical Newspapers” and “Accessible Archives African American Newspapers” digital databases and discover additional resources for locating these informative records.

Pity the Poor Orphan: Children’s Homes in America

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When

From: 7/29/2017 10:00 AM

To: 7/29/2017 11:00 AM

Orphanages appeared in large numbers in the early 1800s as part of an increase in American benevolent societies and aid organizations. By 1900 there were hundreds of institutions operated by local governments, religious denominations, and private charities. This presentation will provide an overview of such institutions, what records may be available and how to locate them along with the children’s likely experiences.

Presenter: Delia Cothrun Bourne

Discovery Center

To register for this free event, call 260-421-1225 or email Genealogy@ACPL.Info.  

Part of Genealogy Summer Camp 2017

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