FAQs

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Why didn’t I learn about the Orphan Trains in school?

Was there more than one Orphan Train?

Why is it an ESTIMATED 250,000 children?  Didn’t they keep records?

Why should I believe this ever happened?

Could my ancestor be an Orphan Train Rider?

Where did the Orphan Train Riders come from?

Where were the children sent?

Why were trains used to transport the children?

Why didn’t the government help?

Did other countries have similar systems?

Is Adoption and Indenture the same thing?

Why is it so difficult to obtain records for these children?

How accurate is official paperwork?

Were siblings kept together?

How did this movement affect America?