Saturday, October 9th, the Clallam County Genealogical Society will host a Zoom presentation given by Michael Brophy, a nationally known professional genealogist.
His topic will be “The Orphan Train Movement: History, Genealogy, Legacy”.
The Orphan Trains operated between 1854 and 1929, transporting 200,000+ children from New York to the Midwest and beyond. Over two million descendants live on to tell the stories of this uniquely American movement through oral history, genealogy research with ongoing, careful care of the unique records.
Explore these ancestors in this unique lecture.
All are invited to join us to hear this outstanding speaker. To obtain the Zoom meeting number and the pass code, contact CCGS at 360-681-0962 Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4pm or Saturday noon to 4pm.
About Michael Brophy
Michael Brophy is an heir search specialist, researcher, and lecturer from the Boston area. He specializes in New England and Irish genealogy.
He has lectured on a wide variety of subjects at the National Genealogy Society’s Annual Conference in 2014, 2012 and 2011. His presentations include several Legacy webinars.
Mike was featured on the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy TV show about heir searchers. In 2010, Mr. Brophy was hired to conduct research for the NBC television program Who Do You Think You Are? in an episode dedicated to the family history of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Mike earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His genealogy education includes seven certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University.