(Canada) Library and Archives Canada Released Guide to Sending and Receiving Homes for "Home Children" #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Between 1869 and the 1930's over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from
the British Isles during what was known as the "child emigration movement".
These were orphaned, abandoned and pauper children that were sent by social
and economic, philanthropic and church organizations that sent the children
to Canada for a better chance for a healthy rural life in Canada. Families
welcomed them as a source of cheap labor and domestic help. The Library and
Archives Canada (LAC) hold extensive records on the children including
passenger lists, immigration correspondence files, inspection reports and
indexes to some records held in the United Kingdom. The database provides
access to more than 245,000 names of Home Children >from records held at
Library and Archives Canada and elsewhere. Searching is by Keywords;
Surname; Given Name(s); Ship; Year of Arrival and Code.

I have tried several searches with "Jewish sounding names" and have received
hits.

To read more about these children and to access the records go to:
http://tinyurl.com/lyptvw7
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-c
hildren-1869-1930/Pages/home-children.aspx

LAC recently published a guide to sending and receiving organizations for
the Home Children. To access the guide go to: http://tinyurl.com/nsxfv5v
Original url:
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-c
hildren-1869-1930/home-children-guide/Pages/guide-organizations-receiving-ho
mes.aspx

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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