Orphan Trains are topic of Sno-Isle Genealogical Society meeting May 3

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30pm at the LDS Building, 22015 48th Ave W in Mountlake Terrace, with a program at 7pm by Kent Morgan.

Morgan will cover “Orphan Trains from New York.”

Orphan Trains were the solution the big eastern cities came up with to solve the problem of large numbers of orphans, including children whose parents were sent to the workhouses. They simply packed all the children on a train going west.

The train stopped at towns along the way and people came and picked out children to take. Some children went to loving homes. Some were separated from siblings and sent to a live of slavery.

Guests are welcome.

A free Beginning Genealogy class will be held the first Saturday of the month, May 6, from 10-11am at Sno-Isle Genealogical Research library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood.

For more information on either program, call 425-775-6267 on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between the hours of 11am and 3pm.


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