Explore ‘Orphan Train Movement’ with genealogical society presentation

Michael Brophy

Michael Brophy

The Clallam County Genealogical Society hosts a special Zoom presentation with professional genealogist Michael Brophy at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.

His topic will be “The Orphan Train Movement: History, Genealogy, Legacy.”

The Orphan Trains operated between 1854-1929, transporting more than 200,000 children from New York to the Midwest and beyond, program organizers note, and “more than two million descendants live on to tell the stories of this American movement through oral history, genealogy research with ongoing, careful care of the unique records.”

To get the Zoom meeting number and the pass code, call 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or between noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The presentation can also be watched at the society’s research center at 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Brophy is an heir search specialist, researcher and lecturer from the Boston area. He specializes in New England and Irish genealogy. He has lectured on a wide variety of subjects at the National Genealogy Society’s annual conference in 2011,2012 and 2014. His presentations include several legacy webinars.

He was featured on the Irish TV series “Dead Money,” a genealogy TV show about heir searchers.

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