The Orphan Trains
Saturday, May 31st at 2:00 pm
During this mass migration, orphaned and abandoned children were taken out of New York City via "baby trains", later called "orphan trains". Over a 75 year period, c. 1854-1929, it is believed that as many as 300,000 children were relocated this way. Hollis Canham of the Orleans County Genealogical Society will tell us this fascinating story. Please register online or call 617-6181.
Our Postal Heritage:
Collecting, Researching and Preserving It
Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm
Our Regional Archivist, Dr. Preston Pierce, will help us explore the growth and development of the postal system in the Genesee-Lakes Country region. This illustrated talk examines the expansion of the postal service including changes resulting from the development of new technologies (especially cameras and post cards) and the expansion of the population. Common postal documents can reveal local history information that might be otherwise “hidden”, so family historians are encouraged to attend! No registration is required.