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Do you have a child migrant in your tree?

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Stardust Report 23 Oct 2005 14:02

Many thanks George. We have only recently heard that my husband's aunt was supposedly sent to Canada as a homechild abt.1911. I've checked the Barnados site and emailed them and we are awaiting a reply. Who knows I might be lucky with one of yours. Thanks again. Grace


George Report 13 Aug 2004 12:54

Between 1869 and 1950s over 100,000 children were shipped to Canada, Australia and South Africa . Many were not orphans but were deserted or sent without parental consent and Ive listed below the some of the best sites to use:

I know there are still many youngsters not being investigated or researched, Is your child one of them?

Also some children returned to England when they hit adulthood or as soldiers in WW1 so even though they may have married here in England or are on a census it does not mean they did not go to Canada as a child. So take a chance and search for some of your family names you might find a relative.

There are are also many children in there who were born and sent between censuses. So do not actually appear on any UK census. So please search for your surnames in the databases and help raise awareness of these schemes.

If you know your home child's story, please feel free to add them to the site, where volunteers and descendants are building a site database dedicated to telling each child's story.







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Good Luck



George Report 13 Aug 2004 12:48

see below