The Irish Family History Forum (IFHF) is a Long Island based Genealogy Organization
with members throughout New York, and in over twenty other states and countries
On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Irish Family History Forum will present:
“The Orphan Train”
Reilly was researching a book about the orphanage he grew up in when he happened upon 26 boxes of Americana hidden in a hayloft. Material within the boxes was dated from 1832 to 1929 and told the story of the 273,000 children who were transported out of New York City by rail across America for 75 years. It was the largest mass relocation of children in American history. About one in four were Irish. Two of the Orphan Train riders became governors. Tom Riley has done his lecture/video in over 200 venues.
10:00 AM Genealogy Tips and Tricks with Kathleen McGee
10:45 AM: Ask the Experts
This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one to with an experienced genealogist to ask a basic genealogy question.
Meet and socialize with other members.
11:15 AM: Featured Speaker, Tom Reilly