Researching Your Orphaned Ancestors

Debra Renard
May 17, 2019
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Introduction
1m 32s
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Orphanages in Europe
5m 15s
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After 1865
4m 43s
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Guardianship in the US
7m 50s
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US Orphanages
8m 34s
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The Orphan Trains
7m 33s
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The Darkest Chapter
4m 34s
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Adoptees' Rights
4m 13s
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Where Do We Look?
2m 34s
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Using DNA Testing
3m 29s

About this webinar

Learn about the roots of orphanages abroad, the history of caring for orphans in America, and the institutions involved.   Covers the progression of adoptees' rights after a period of terrible abuses. Gives suggestions about where to look for the records you need.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Debra Smith Renard, the founder of Eureka! Genealogy, is a professional Genetic Genealogist. She is co-leader of the Louisville Genealogical Society’s Genetic Genealogy Special Interest Group. She is a former staff genealogist for N
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