The LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society will discuss the records of the Indianapolis Oprhan Asylum records at their meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 pm. From 1851-1941, parents and children in trouble found help at the Indianapolis Orphan Asylum. Most of its records survive at the Indiana Historical Society -- dozens of volumes documenting life events among the people hardest to trace, those at the bottom of the social ladder. Harold Henderson came across this collection by accident while searching for his great-grandfather's cousin, and published an article about it in the Spring-Summer 2011 issue of the magazine The Hoosier Genealogist: Connections. Find out more about the institution, the records, and the children (who were not always orphans!) at the meeting, which will be held at the Swanson Center for Older Adults (910 State St., LaPorte, IN).
The meeting is free and open to the public.