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June

02
Sunday
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Poorhouses in America and the Evolution of Rancho Los Amigos, Downey, CA

Presenter: Cheri Mello, MA


Learn about the poorhouse era (1830-1930), the history behind them, what they were like, and strategies on finding records. Finally, take a look at our local poorhouse, the Los Angeles County Poor Farm, now known as Rancho Los Amigos in Downey, CA.

Level:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Topic:
Methodology and or Research Strategies, Preservation, Record Types
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity