Researching British Home Children: an Education

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Between 1869 and 1939, over 100,000 children from the British Isles were sent to Canada to be placed in Canadian homes, many in the Ottawa Valley. This emigration/immigration initiative was a product of the social and economic conditions of the period. Today, one million Canadians can trace their ancestry to a Home Child. Gloria Tubman, researcher and granddaughter of a Home Child, will discuss the history of the period and how to research Home Children.

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English

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Adult

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