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Orphan train research helps find foster children between 1853 and 1930 "placed out" by train from [[New York City, New York|New York City]] or [[Boston, Massachusetts|Boston]] to the Midwestern states, all other states, and Canada. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children can often be traced back to the [[Children's Aid Society]], or the [[New York Foundling Hospital]], among others.[[Image:{{NOTCopen}}]] <br><br>  
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Orphan train research helps find foster children between 1853 and 1930 who rode trains from [[New York City, New York|New York City]], [[Boston, Massachusetts|Boston]], or [[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]] to other states, or Canada. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children can often be traced back to the [[Children's Aid Society]], or the [[New York Foundling Hospital]], among others.[[Image:{{NOTCopen}}]] <br><br>
  
 
=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="General">[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/generalinformation.html General Information] at ''National Orphan Train Complex, Inc.'' (accessed 25 September 2012).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:orphantraindepot@gmail.com orphantraindepot@gmail.com] <br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="General">[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/generalinformation.html General Information] at ''National Orphan Train Complex, Inc.'' (accessed 25 September 2012).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:orphantraindepot@gmail.com orphantraindepot@gmail.com] <br>
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="General" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="General" />  
  
:National Orphan Train Complex<br>  
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:National Orphan Train Complex<br>
:300 Washington St.<br>  
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:300 Washington St.<br>
:PO. Box 322<br>  
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:PO. Box 322<br>
 
:Concordia, KS 66901<br><br>
 
:Concordia, KS 66901<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="General" /> &nbsp;785-243-4471<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="General" /> &nbsp;785-243-4471<br>
  
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="General" /> &nbsp;  
 
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="General" /> &nbsp;  
  
:Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00am-Noon, and 1:00pm-4:00pm<br>  
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:Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00am-Noon, and 1:00pm-4:00pm<br>
:Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm<br>  
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:Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm<br>
 
:'''''Closed:&nbsp;''''' Sunday, Monday, and all national holidays <br><br>
 
:'''''Closed:&nbsp;''''' Sunday, Monday, and all national holidays <br><br>
  
'''Directions:''' &nbsp;[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=National+Orphan+Train+Complex,+Washington+Street,+Concordia,+KS&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=7.517668,14.27124&oq=National+Orphan+Train+&hq=National+Orphan+Train+Complex,&hnear=Washington+St,+Concordia,+Cloud,+Kansas+66901&t=m&z=15 Google Map] <br>  
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'''Directions:''' &nbsp;[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=National+Orphan+Train+Complex,+Washington+Street,+Concordia,+KS&hl=en&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=7.517668,14.27124&oq=National+Orphan+Train+&hq=National+Orphan+Train+Complex,&hnear=Washington+St,+Concordia,+Cloud,+Kansas+66901&t=m&z=15 Google Map] <br>
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
  
*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/index.html National Orphan Train Complex] Internet site: history, rider stories, events, news, rider registry, research, FAQs, educational material, and national speakers bureau.<br>  
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*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/index.html National Orphan Train Complex] Internet site: history, rider stories, events, news, rider registry, research, FAQs, educational material, and national speakers bureau.<br>
*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/Resources.html Research facility addresses and links] in New York, New England, and Nebraska. <br>  
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*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/Resources.html Research facility addresses and links] in New York, New England, and Nebraska. <br>
*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/StateContacts.html State orphan train groups] AR CO IL IN IA LA MN MO NY TX WI. <br>  
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*[http://www.orphantraindepot.com/StateContacts.html State orphan train groups] AR CO IL IN IA LA MN MO NY TX WI. <br>
 
*other(s).<br>
 
*other(s).<br>
  
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
Admission: $5.00 Adults; &nbsp;$3.00 Children under 12; &nbsp;$4.00 Group rate for 10 or more people.<ref name="General" /> <br>  
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Admission: $5.00 Adults; &nbsp;$3.00 Children under 12; &nbsp;$4.00 Group rate for 10 or more people.<ref name="General" /> <br>
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
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Revision as of 22:52, 25 September 2012

National Orphan Train Complex
Orphan train research helps find foster children between 1853 and 1930 who rode trains from New York City, Boston, or Chicago to other states, or Canada. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children can often be traced back to the Children's Aid Society, or the New York Foundling Hospital, among others.
Orphan Train Museum at the Union Pacific Railroad station, grand opening in 2007 at Concordia, Kansas.


Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  orphantraindepot@gmail.com

Address:[1]

National Orphan Train Complex
300 Washington St.
PO. Box 322
Concordia, KS 66901

Telephone:[1]  785-243-4471

Hours and holidays:[1]  

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00am-Noon, and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Closed:  Sunday, Monday, and all national holidays

Directions:  Google Map

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

{Please briefly describe the strengths and weaknesses of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).[2] For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.[3]}

Tips

Admission: $5.00 Adults;  $3.00 Children under 12;  $4.00 Group rate for 10 or more people.[1]

Guides

{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Orphan Train Complex, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections



Neighboring Collections


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 General Information at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 25 September 2012).
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  3. Source 3.