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From: "CAROL." <>
Subject: Re: [WRY] Home Children
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 09:11:46 +1000
Hello Gail,wondering if you had any idea how to find a home child,she came
from england on the same ship as i did in1950,her name was EVELYN
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From: "gail collins" <>
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 8:38 AM
Subject: [WRY] Home Children
> 2010 has been designated as Year of the British Home Child in Canada.
>>From 1869 to 1939 various workhouses, sheltering homes, orphanages and
> child care organizations in Great Britain immigrated over 100,000
> abandoned, pauper children ages 1 to 18 to Canada today known as the
> British Home Children. Of the over 50 sending agencies, some of the more
> well known names are Maria Rye, Macpherson, Fegan, Quarriers, Barnardo,
> Middlemore, Catholic Emigration Society, Salvation Army, Church of England
> Waif & Strays.
> Canada Post is issuing a stamp to commemorate the British Home Children
> this October.
> It is estimated that 12%, over 4 million of the Canadian population, is a
> descendant of a Home Child. How many would there be worldwide?
> There is a British Home Child mailing list and accompanying Descendants
> website for further
> information http://www.britishhomechildren.org/
> We hope you will join us in publicizing this important part of Canadian
> by helping us spread the word and educating the general public.
> Maria Rye Home Children Database
> Gail Collins 1869-1879
> Chris Sanham 1880-1896
> Some useful websites -
> FREECEN - http://www.freecen.org.uk/
> FREEBMD - http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
> Want to know where a place in Yorkshire is - Try Genuki
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