Over 200,000 children between the ages of 3 and 13 were removed from New York City to the labor-short farm communities of Iowa and the Midwest between the years of 1854 and 1929. This movement alleviated a social service "problem" of New York City, and attempted to solve the labor shortage problem in the Midwest. We will investigate three case studies of Ostfriesen foster families, trace the children's lives lived and try to identify their birth parents.
Jill Morelli, CG, will host this meeting.
Attendee camera's will be turned on and audio will be muted by default. You may turn off your camera before joining if you would prefer and your audio can be enabled for questions during the session or the Q&A after the main presentation has been completed.