Genealogy & Local History Group Discussion

When Apr 23, 2018
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-578-3324
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(4th Monday each month) 

April’s speaker is Elaine Eadie, an orphan train historian from Waukon.  Much of her knowledge was gleaned first-hand, through her father, Gilbert, who, along with his brother, arrived in Waukon on the orphan train over 100 years ago.

Between 1854 and 1929, nearly 200,000 children, ranging in age from infants to 14 or 15, were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state, particularly in the Midwest. The stories of the individual children involved in this great migration have nearly all been lost in the attic of American history. 

You won’t want to miss this amazing story of our Iowa history. If you are interested in genealogy & local history, join us from 6:30-7:30PM on the fourth Monday of every month. Come for the speaker and stay for the discussion. Share your successes and difficulties with others in your search of the past.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.