Climb Over Your Brick Walls—Finding Orphans and Their Records, Part 2 of 3

In Climb Over Your Brick Walls—Finding Orphans and Their Records (Part 2), learn how to discover orphans and orphanages or other children's homes. Learn how to find records for orphans and the homes where they were placed. Finding the records of orphans requires a bit of detective work, but digging deep into the records can change the life story of your orphan from a mere sentence to a story.

Do you know how to search for an orphan in the census when you don't know the person's original surname? What if you don't know what orphanage the person was in? Come and learn more about using keyword searches to find your orphan.

This presentation was part of RootsTech Connect 2021. Find hundreds of free family history classes, keynotes, and more.

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