Locating Your Forgotten Children – British Home Children in Canada (BONUS webinar for subscribers)

Mike Quackenbush
Dec 21, 2015
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The Program
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Mike's Story
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Library and Archives Canada
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Passenger Lists
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Home Children Records
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Boards of Guardians
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About this webinar

For seventy years (1869-1939) over 100,000 destitute children were sent from British streets and orphanages to Canada to become domestic help and farm hands. With over fifty sending agencies, these children were primarily placed in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, among other locations. One in ten Canadian's are now descendants of Home Children. This program is an unknown piece of relatively recent history in Canada. We will learn about the program itself, and how to go about locating records and identifying if an ancestor was British Home Child sent to Canada.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Mike Quackenbush is an experienced genealogist with over 13 years of research in mixed mediums of both online and offline archives and repositories. With first-hand experience, Mike is knowledgeable in using numerous record collections in both Ont
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