Finding Missing Ancestors in Institutional Records, Part 2: Poor Houses, Orphanages and Prisons, with speaker Madeline Yanov
When you were younger, did your father ever claim you were sending him to the “poorhouse”? Do you have ancestors who seemed to have disappeared off the face of the earth and later were found in a “poorhouse”? What about orphanages? Did you know a child could be put in an orphanage even though the parents were still alive? What is an orphan train? Were any of your ancestors in the “big house” or had the jail house blues? You will find the answers to these questions and more in this presentation. Madeline Yanov will give you tips on what records exist, what is found in those records, and where to find them.
This program will take place on Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Event Type(s): History/Genealogy, Classes/Workshops
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (13-18)
Presenter: Madeline Yanov