Tag Archives: British Home Children

This week’s crème de la crème — November 25, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsNew on Ancestry: Norfolk, England, Indexes to Wills, Probate, Administrations and Marriage Licence Bonds, 1371-1858 by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Military Archives releases 15th instalment from MSPC Project by Claire … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — December 3, 2022

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsInheritance Interrupted: Estate files during WWI by Jane E. MacNamara on Where the story takes me. Revised LAC Home Children Research Guide and FamilySearch adds Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900 by … Continue reading

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This week’s creme de la creme — November 26, 2022

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsLibrary and Archives Canada New Beta Census Search and Old LAC Site via the Wayback Machine by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. Teresa’s Genealogy Essentials… by Teresa Basińska Eckford on … Continue reading

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New book about a British Home Child, written by her granddaughter

Last week, in almost perfect timing, Carol Marie Newall’s first book, Outside the Gate: The True Story of a British Home Child in Canada, was released. It’s about her grandmother, Winnie Cooper, who was sent to live at the Barnado’s … Continue reading

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Kenneth Bagnell, author of books on British Home Children and Italian immigration to Canada, passes away

Journalist, author, and retired United Church of Canada minister Kenneth Bagnell died Tuesday at the age of 87 in Toronto.  Reverend Bagnell was the author of The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada, a story of children brought … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs Canada adds British Home Children section to its website

After six years of lobbying by the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association, the story of British Home Children, along with profiles of some of the children who eventually served in one of the World Wars, are now part … Continue reading

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BIFHSGO creates Ontario Home Child photo database

Early this morning, the British Isles Family History Society (BIFHSGO) launched the Father Hudson’s Photos database, containing 146 photos of homeless English children who were brought to Ontario between 1908 and 1936. Fr. Hudson, who was a parish priest in … Continue reading

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‘The Forgotten Home Child’ — new book released

Halifax writer Genevieve Graham’s latest book, The Forgotten Home Child, is about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home. It is based … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème – February 15, 2020

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Halifax Municipal Archives: Remembering Africville Source Guide by Elena Cremonese on Local History (Halifax Public Libraries). Genealogy Tip: 1842 Canadian Census Returns by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on Olive Tree Genealogy. Deciphering … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — December 14, 2019

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. BlogsA New Home Children Research database from BIFHSGO by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. New York Public Library’s Top 10 Best Kept Online Secrets by Rhonda Evans on New York … Continue reading

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