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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Our Events

Events List

  1. Introduction to Historic Textile Preservation

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Learn simple, effective techniques for storage, tips for displaying family heirlooms.

  2. Closed on the Fourth of July

    Tuesday, July 04, 2017

    Closed for the holiday on July 4th.

  3. DNA Interest Group - Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Thursday, July 06, 2017

    Do you need advice in interpreting your results?

  4. One-on-One Consultations - Tuesday July 11, 2017

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Have a brick wall in your research?

  5. One-on-One Consultations - Thursday July 20, 2017

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Would you like a greater understanding of some aspect of your research?

  6. Pity the Poor Orphan: Children’s Homes in America

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    An overview of children's homes, what records may be available and how to locate them along with the children’s likely experiences.

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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