|Elgin Genealogical Society - The Orphan Trains in America (ML)|
Event Type: Lectures|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
This is the monthly meeting of the Elgin Genealogical Society. ---Library: Main Library Map
Becky Stewart Higgins will be presenting “The Orphan Trains in America.” She will discuss the history of what is known today as "The Orphan Trains", including stories of some riders and a look at The Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, Kansas.
Becky Stewart Higgins lives in Streamwood, Illinois with her supportive husband, Jim. She has been performing genealogical research for the past twenty-two years. She has served on the board of the Illinois State Genealogy Society, held many positions for the Elgin Genealogical Society, and held membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as the National Genealogical Society. She has written and published three Family History books. Becky has offered several lectures over the years but the most often requested and best received is the one about the Orphan Train Era. She was the last president of the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, a current member of the Friends of the National Orphan Train Complex, and is a proud descendant of Orphan Train Rider William Sidney Emay.
Location: Grove Room
Presenter: Becky Stewart Higgins