Adoptions and Orphan Trains
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[Catholic Social Services]
- Information on WI Catholic social services provided for Orphans.
- Orphan trains carried unwanted children from the big cities of the East to the Midwest.
[Orphan Trains Homepage Links]
- Check for orphan trains to and from other states.
[Orphans' Home Website]
- Transcriptions of orphan, adoptee, and foster children listings in orphanages, homes, and poorhouses from US
and Canadian censuses.
[Sparta Boys Home]
- Monroe County WI - may also be referred to as
State Public School at Sparta,
Wisconsin Child Center,
State of Wisconsin - School for Dependent Children,
Home for Dependent Children,
Winnebago Indian School,
The Tuberculosis Sanitorium, or other general references such as a sanatiorium or orphanage.
[The Poorhouse Story]
- County Poorhouses dotted the United States throughout most of the 1800s.
[WI Orphan Trains Homepage Links]
- Check for orphan trains in Wisconsin.
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