Thursday, November 19, 2015

British Home Children - NEW Entries!!

This is pretty massive. I've talked about this in my Unpuzzling Your Past Course for decades, but just today Library and Archives Canada has announced the launch of a new version of its online database

We have known about the 100,000 children sent to Canada between 1869 and 1932, but now the database has more than 245,000 entries for British children. That is a HUGE increase! And if you've never heard of it before, and don't believe that any of your family members could be in it ... please realize that 'home children' almost NEVER talked about what happened to them. The number used to be 11% of Canada's population came from 'home children'. With the numbers over doubling now, you do the math.

Take time to read through the information available before you leave the site!! Read. Read. Read.


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