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May 29, 2003

Home Children - English Immigration to Canada

Between 1869 and the early 1930s, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great Britain during the child emigration movement

NAC (National Archives of Canada) has indexed the names of these Home Children found in passenger lists at NAC, and there is a searchable database at

Be forewarned though that not all years have been completed, so a negative result does not mean your ancestor isn't there. As NAC completes the indexing, you may find the name you want.

If you find a name of interest, you can contact Barnardo's for the records. They can be reached at

And of course you can order the microfilm to view the passenger list for yourself..

Have you visited Marj Kholi's "Young Immigrants to Canada" website?

See also the link to "Barnardo After Care" on Marj's website.

For ships to Canada in general you may also want to consult PASSENGER LISTS & IMMIGRATION at