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Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Our Events

Events List

  1. St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, 1830-1860: The Early Years

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Local history comes alive!

  2. Closed for the Day

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Closed on September 29th.

  3. What I Learned at the 2017 FGS Conference

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

  4. An Afternoon of Storytelling

    Sunday, October 01, 2017

    Be inspired to tell your stories!

  5. 21st Century Genealogy

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Learn how to make a complete picture of your family.

  6. Pennsylvania Genealogy: Doing Research in the Keystone State

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    This introductory-level presentation explores the basic digital and published sources for Pennsylvania.

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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