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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Our Events

Events List

  1. DNA Interest Group Meeting - Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    Do you completely understand the results you received?

  2. VIP Tour of The Genealogy Center

    Sunday, March 04, 2018

  3. Finding Your Path: Using the Pathfinder Tab and Microtext Catalog

    Monday, March 05, 2018

  4. American Ancestors: An Amazing Digital Resource for New England and New York

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

  5. Unlock the Power of Periodicals with PERSI

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

  6. Ancestry DNA: Understanding Your Results

    Thursday, March 08, 2018

Pity the Poor Orphan: Children’s Homes in America

If you have a question about this event, Please contact us

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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