Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 juvenile migrants were sent to Canada from the British Isles during the child emigration movement. Motivated by social and economic forces, churches and philanthropic organizations sent orphaned, abandoned and pauper children to Canada. Many of the children were poorly treated and abused, others experienced a better life here than if they had remained in the urban slums of England. Many served with the Canadian and British Forces during both World Wars, http://tinyurl.com/hnnf6fq
Presenter Lori Oschefski will be speaking on the history of the British Home Children on Saturday April 9th. This is sponsored by the Simcoe Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. The meeting will start at 2:00 pm. The location is 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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Louise Todd, familyhistorysimplified.com, 705 252-4467