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Do you have a child migrant in your tree?

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Val wish I'd never started

Val wish I'd never started Report 28 Jan 2010 22:07

Just to say I found my two girls were sent out to Canada in 1901 I got in touch with Dr Barnados and although they would not tell me too much they did send me some wonderful Photos of them ,and I have managed to find their marriages and children. One lived to be 101 quite an achievement wonder how .long she would have lived in the slums of the East End .
They also told me that if the Father had died the children were considered Orphans? even if the Mother was alive.


George Report 17 Jul 2010 12:49

new site now online, there will be a child migrant exhibition beginning in Australia in November 2010 which will come to England next year.


Cynthia Report 17 Jul 2010 16:48



George Report 8 Aug 2010 11:34

nudging up as we have now hit 10, 000 in our BHC database on

If you have not yet added your child migrant then please consider doing it today, as the more children that get added/claimed by researchers the more the chance of connections being made between people who may have an interest in that child but are not aware of each other.



George Report 3 Oct 2010 11:01

if any site member has an ancestor sent to Canada as a child by a Workhouse
you may find their placement inspection report on this site. Even if you don't they make fascinating reading anyway.

you have to search by keywords like 'pauper' 'workhouse children' or 'inspection reports' etc

Hope someone has success in finding their relative



Barry_ Report 3 Oct 2010 13:43

A gentle reminder about the sites George posted in 2004 on Page 1.

At that time GR did not allow a complete web site address. Notice each address has (.)

Be sure to remove () or change (.) to .

If you forget to do so, you will see (on IE)

"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

BTW, the sites on Page 1 are active.

Good luck in your searches..



George Report 12 Jan 2011 18:42

to any Genesmembers who have registered on please visit the site as there is an article that all members of that site need to read,




JaneyCanuck Report 13 Jan 2011 04:19

I don't know whether this has been mentioned -- haven't read the entire thread -- but another place to search for male child migrants who were of an age to be in WWI is in CEF attestations. My Uncle Charlie (my grandmother's sister's husband), sent to Canada in the early 1900s, who appears as a farm labourer in the 1911 census at the age of 17, stated he was a farmer on his attestation paper, and I knew him as a child, in the 1950s/60s, as a successful farmer who lived long and prospered. ;)


George Report 16 Mar 2011 08:12

nudging for the benefit of any newer members

If you have a child migrant who was sent overseas, please consider claiming or adding them in to the database on the British Home Child database as it increases the chance of a connection being made between you and someone else who may be connected to that child who may view the site. There are currently 11213 entries in the database, is your relative one of the unclaimed??


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 7 May 2011 10:40

I posted a thread about Oranges and Sunshine and went to see it this week.

Just posting here so that I can find this useful thread again.



George Report 28 Oct 2011 20:53

has recently been updated to include children sent in the late 1920s-1930 to Canada



George Report 28 Oct 2011 21:01

links to some of the organisations who sent children to Canada and other parts-


Kathleen Report 30 Oct 2011 10:44

Dear George,

Thank you so much for bringing this thread up again. Just this week I have found a family member who enlisted with COEF in 1915.

All my attempts to find him as a British serving soldier had failed, and now I have found him as a Homes child ,sent to Canada in 1906, which explains why he enlisted in Toronto in 1915.

And I have claimed him on the website above

Best wishes


Kathleen Report 31 Oct 2011 19:46

n for Yvonne


George Report 25 Nov 2011 21:48



George Report 16 Dec 2011 18:26

If anyone has problems logging into or getting an error message on the site then can you email as the support team on the site can then assist you with the problem



val1963 Report 16 Dec 2011 21:06

Thank You George,Nudging Just in case



George Report 25 Feb 2012 17:35



George Report 2 Feb 2013 11:02

For anyone with an interest in home children and is on Facebook, there is a very active Facebook group -


AnotherCanuck Report 3 Feb 2013 18:32