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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Our Events

Events List

  1. 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.

  2. DNA Interest Group Meeting - Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    Come to the DNA & Genealogy Interest Group Meeting!

  3. One-on-One Consultations - Wednesday August 16, 2017

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Have a brick wall in your family research?

  4. One-on-One Consultations - Tuesday August 22, 2017

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    The Genealogy Center is offering 30-minute personal research consultations with a staff member!

  5. A Grave Matter in Indiana

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    The state of cemeteries in Indiana, what is being done at various levels to protect and restore them, and what we can do to help.

  6. DNA Interest Group Meeting - Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Thursday, September 07, 2017

    Have you done a DNA test for genealogical purposes?

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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