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Orphan Trains the Subject for November Meeting


October 13, 2022

Photo courtesy of Judy Huber

Michael Keene narrating the video in his Las Vegas recording studio.

The Green County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. The online program "Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains" will be presented by local history author and historian, Michael Keene.

By the end of the Civil War, an estimated 30,000 homeless and orphaned children roamed the streets of New York City. The program explores the audacious relocation scheme, which operated between 1854 and 1929, when an estimated 250,000 orphaned or abandoned children were transported west by train and placed in foster homes, mostly in rura...

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