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BOOK - A Genealogists' Guide to Researching British Home Children
By Gloria F Tubman
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017

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Thousands of British Home Children were resettled in Canada between the 1870s and 1939. The social and economic causes that percipitated the export of orphaned and destitute children to Canada was a product of the times -- the effects of the industrial revolution and a lack of an adequate social safety net being the largest contributors. The child migration initiative was supported by the governments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

This book is a compilation of articles and columns that Tubman wrote in an effort to inform those who are interested in British Home Children movement, and to provide researchers with the information needed to research records of individual Home Children. Most of the articles were originally published in The Equity newspaper of Shawville, Quebec. The Quarrier Homes of Scotland article was published in Anglo Celtic Roots, the journal of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa. All are reprinted in this volume with permission from the The Equity and Anglo Celtic Roots

Contents include:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • British Home Children - An Education
  • Genealogy - Where Do I Start?
  • They Did Not Talk
  • Researching Can Bring Unsettling Information
  • The Settling of British Home Children in Canada
  • Herbert Bretherton, British Home Child
  • The Business of Sheltering Homes
  • Mrs. Birts Sheltering Home, Knowlton, Quebec
  • Connection Between Liverpool & Knowlton Sheltering Homes
  • Items of Interest in Mrs. Birts Files
  • Barnardo Home Children
  • Quarrier Homes of Scotland
  • William Quarrier Children
  • Researching Library and Archives Canada
  • Using Ontario Vital Stats
  • City Directories a Good Resource
  • Using Service Files to Discover Relatives
  • Valuation Rolls, a Useful Tool
  • Church Records
  • Accessing Restricted Documents
  • Canada Immigration Records
  • Canada Voters Lists and Databases
  • Military Service Files can Provide Varied Information
  • Poor Law and Workhouses
  • Child Inspections at a New Home
  • Advertising and Applications for Home Children
  • Documentation for the Immigrant Children's Parties
  • Contracts for Home Children
  • Possible Home Children in the 1921 Census
  • Searching for Canadian who Emigrated to the United States
  • Allegations of Ill Treatment of Home Children by Employer
  • Media Reports of Alleged Ill Treatment of a Home Child
  • Report of Investigation of Alleged Ill Treatment
  • Results At Last
  • Home Child Annie Bond Hodgins
Book details:

55 Pages
8.5 x 11"
Paperback (perfectbound)
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017
ISBN 978-1-77240-075-5 (Softcover)




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