Category - Orphan Train

Who do you think you are? The years 1853 to 1930 were considered bitter-sweet periods in American history.

There were hundreds of thousands of children were orphaned and others were deserted on the mean northeastern streets. Here, they were scooped up and transported by train across the continent and were later on placed with a number of loving families.

Those who got lucky ended up with caring and loving individuals, others not so. Thousands of descendants hailed from these orphan train children and in case you were wondering if you were one of these descendants then this is the perfect category for you.

We will certainly dig deep to find out of your ancestor was one of the many ‘orphan train children’. The names, birth dates, and names of these children will help us to identify who you are.

This is the best history lesson you will ever get.