Howard County (Maryland) Genealogical Society
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Sunday, February 10
HCGS February Meeting - Adoption and the Orphan Trains
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Miller Branch Library, Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD
The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that
transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern
cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural
areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1853 and
1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless
HCGS member Dottie Aleshire has had a lifetime interest in Genealogy,
publishing three personal family histories. She was instrumental in organizing
an Eastern European Interest Group for the Baltimore County Genealogical
Society and producing several books of tombstone inscriptions. She is a long-
time volunteer at the Family History Center, teacher of both beginner and
advanced Genealogy classes for Howard County Community College – 2002 –
present. Initiated both a beginner and advanced African-American Genealogy
class for Ho. Co. Comm. College and is currently teaching monthly genealogy
classes at the Glenwood Community Center in Western Howard County.

Sunday, March 17
HCGS March Meeting - subject to be announced
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miller Branch Library, Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD
Speaker and topic to be announced.