Orphan Train Riders: A Brief History of the Orphan Trail Era (1854-1929) with Entrance Records from the American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless in New York, Volume 1

By: Tom Riley

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Book Details: 200 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, 200 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Temperance organizations such as the American Female Guardian Society stepped in, establishing orphanages and homes for unwed mothers and battered women: "homes for the friendless." Some of the children in the homes were orphans, but some were "surrendered" by parents who were unable to take care of them. Nearly 250,000 of these children were fostered out to families across the United States via the "orphan trains." Recently several Orphan Train Rider organizations have been formed, providing opportunities for the riders to reunite with family and loved ones, and to seek sources that provide clues to their roots. This book contains valuable entrance records from several of the surrender books of the AFGS Home for the Friendless in New York. Volunteers from the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America painstakingly indexed the surrender books, which had been left to the Rockland County Historical Society. Perhaps these records hold the key to your past! The Orleans County Genealogical Society held an Orphan Train Reenactment in Medina, New York, in 2004. Photos of that event illustrate the emotional journey of the Orphan Train Riders.
200 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, 200 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Title: Orphan Train Riders: A Brief History of the Orphan Trail Era (1854-1929) with Entrance Records from the American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless in New York, Volume 1

Author: Tom Riley

Categories: New York,

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

ISBN Number: 0788431692

ISBN Number 13: 9780788431692

Binding: Softcover

Book Details: 200 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, 200 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc

Seller ID: R3169

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