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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/land/ National Archives I], Washington, DC has [[Homestead Records|homestead applications]] for Kansas.<br>  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/land/ National Archives I], Washington, DC has [[Homestead Records|homestead applications]] for Kansas.<br>  
 
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, censuses, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.<br>  
 
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, censuses, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.<br>  
*[[Kansas Historical Society]] photos, letters, diaries, newspapers, maps, censuses, vital records, family histories, land records, railroad, and indexes.
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*[[Kansas Historical Society]] indexes, photos, letters, diaries, newspapers, maps, censuses, vital records, family histories, land records, railroads, and county place information.
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*[[American Historical Society of Germans from Russia]], Lincoln, NE, has Russian geography info, church records, civil records, maps, family histories, photos, and surname charts, newspapers, U.S. arrival lists.<br>
  
 
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>&nbsp;
*[[American Historical Society of Germans from Russia]], Lincoln, NE, has Russian geography info, church records, civil records, maps, family histories, photos, and surname charts, newspapers, U.S. arrival lists.<br>
 
 
 
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*Kansas Department of Health and Environment, .<br>  
 
*Kansas Department of Health and Environment, .<br>  
*Kansas Genealogical Society, Dodge City, .<br>
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*Kansas Genealogical Society, Dodge City, .<br>  
 
*Topeka Genealogical Society, .<br>  
 
*Topeka Genealogical Society, .<br>  
 
*[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/orgs/schs/ Shawnee County Historical Society], .<br>  
 
*[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/orgs/schs/ Shawnee County Historical Society], .<br>  

Revision as of 20:21, 26 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 new homes in 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

The National Orphan Train Museum and Research Center (a.k.a. Complex) collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, the children and the agents who rode them.[2] This includes the history of the orphan train movement, and the stories of the children, photos, artifacts, and an archival collection. Also, they maintain a rider registry, a speakers' bureau, and the organization's online news.

Tips

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

Alternate Repositories

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

Neighboring Collections
 

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment, .
  • Kansas Genealogical Society, Dodge City, .
  • Topeka Genealogical Society, .
  • Shawnee County Historical Society, .
  • Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Ancestry.com, America's Obituaries, HeritageQuest Online, and the Topeka Room with local interest materials.
  • Wichita State University Library, Wichita, .
  • University of Kansas Library, Lawrence, .
  • Iola Public Library, .
  • Shawnee County Register of Deeds, .
  • District Court Clerk, .
  • Shawnee County Probate Court Clerk, .

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 General Information at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 25 September 2012).
  2. NOTC Home at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 26 September 2012).