British Home Children Genealogy History

British Home Children Reading List

Posting Member: Jenn
Topic: British Home Children reading resources
Family Name Associations: Stone, Blincoe or Blinkcow
Location: Barrie
Mood: Sleepy
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I put this list together earlier because I was trying help find some reading material for a descendent…
This is by no means a complete list of resources on British Home Children, maybe now that I’ve written it down here, I’ll add to it as I find more resources.

The Street Arab – Sandra Joyce
http://www.sandrajoyce.com/Home_Page.html

Belonging (Sequel to the Street Arab) – Sanda Joyce
http://www.sandrajoyce.com/Order_The_Street_Arab.html

Promises of Home: Stories of Canada’s British Home Children – By Rose McCormick Brandon
http://writingfromtheheart.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/4898442

New Lives for Old – The Story of Britain’s Home Children – By Janet Sacks and Roger Kershaw
http://www.amazon.com/New-Lives-Old-Britains-Children/dp/1905615175

Empty Cradles (Also called Oranges and Sunshine after the Movie Title, Australia based) – By Margaret Humphreys
http://www.amazon.com/Cradles-Oranges-Sunshine-Margaret-Humphreys-ebook/dp/B004RPINXK

Empire’s Children: Child Emigration, Welfare and the Decline of the British World 1869-1967 – By Ellen Boucher
http://www.amazon.com/Empires-Children-Emigration-Welfare-1869-1967/dp/1107041384/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416428018

The Legacy of a Home Child – By Mary Pettit
http://www.amazon.ca/Mary-Janeway-Legacy-Home-Child/dp/1896219691

Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story
http://www.amazon.ca/Whatever-Happened-Mary-Janeway-Child/dp/1459701712

The Dirty Bloody Jizzy – By John R. Bicknell (Australia Based)
http://books.google.ca/books/about/The_Dirty_Bloody_Jizzy.html?id=U_HmAAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Home Child – By Barbara Haworth-Attard (Two covers shown)
http://www.librarything.com/work/2445485/71872469

Depicting Canada’s Children – By Loren Lerner (Beginning on page 133, several photographs included)
http://books.google.ca/books?id=hCSsDSe_6qEC

The Home Children – Edited By Phyllis Harrison
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Home-Children-Phyllis-Harrison/dp/0920486150

Barnardo Boy – By Bert Case Diltz
http://books.google.ca/books/about/Barnardo_Boy.html?id=cmOWAQAACAAJ&redir_esc=y

Lost Children of the Empire – By Joy Melville and Philip Bean
http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Children-Empire-Joy-Melville/dp/0044406436

Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest – Sean Arthur Joyce
http://www.amazon.ca/Laying-Childrens-Ghosts-Rest-Children/dp/1926710274

The Reluctant Canadian – Brad Barnes
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Reluctant-Canadian-Inspired-Story/dp/1460211456

The Golden Bridge – Marjorie Kohli (Is also available online – link below)
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Golden-Bridge-Immigrants-1833-1939/dp/189621990X/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1D6GNGF02E81SXVPKH7G
http://books.google.ca/books/about/The_Golden_Bridge.html?id=Qs3uIWGetJAC

Neither Waif Nor Stray – Perry Snow (Is also available online – link below)

http://www.amazon.ca/Neither-Waif-Nor-Stray-Identity/dp/1581127588/ref=pd_sim_b_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1D6GNGF02E81SXVPKH7G
http://canadianbritishhomechildren.weebly.com/perry-snow—neither-waif-nor-stray.html

The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada – Kenneth Bagnell
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Little-Immigrants-Orphans-Canada/dp/1550023705/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0FW3MRSVA4Z8KRTJRA0R

Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience – Marjorie Skidmore
http://www.amazon.ca/Marjorie-Too-Afraid-Cry-Experience/dp/1459703391/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401468422&sr=8-1&keywords=marjorie+too+afraid+to+cry

Charlie: A Home Child’s Life in Canada – Beryl Young
http://www.amazon.ca/Charlie-Home-Childs-Life-Canada/dp/1553801407/ref=pd_sim_b_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1D6GNGF02E81SXVPKH7G

Nation Builders: Barnardo Children in Canada – Gail H. Corbertt
http://www.amazon.ca/Barnardo-children-Canada-Gail-Corbett/dp/0969075103/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401469134&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Barnardos+Childern+in+Canada
http://www.amazon.ca/Nation-Builders-Barnardo-Children-Canada/dp/1550023942/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401469134&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=Barnardos+Childern+in+Canada

Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917 – Roy Parker
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1847426689/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kierzekfamily-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=1847426689

Magazine Articles:

Ancestry Maazine: Little Immigrant Lost, Finding Dad, A British Home Child – By Gail Smith
http://books.google.ca/books?id=JzgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=false

Jenn
Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. Métis, British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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