Tales from the Provincial Archives: The history of the British home children

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Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from the British Isles. They were poor, orphaned or abandoned, and taken in by families as a source of cheap farm and domestic labour. Cartographic archivist Mary-Ellen Badeau said many people who can trace their roots to the home children, could now find useful information in a book that recently arrived at the provincial archives.

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