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

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

Belonging (Sequel to the Street Arab) – Sanda Joyce

Promises of Home: Stories of Canada’s British Home Children – By Rose McCormick Brandon

New Lives for Old – The Story of Britain’s Home Children – By Janet Sacks and Roger Kershaw

Empty Cradles (Also called Oranges and Sunshine after the Movie Title, Australia based) – By Margaret Humphreys

Empire’s Children: Child Emigration, Welfare and the Decline of the British World 1869-1967 – By Ellen Boucher

The Legacy of a Home Child – By Mary Pettit

Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story

The Dirty Bloody Jizzy – By John R. Bicknell (Australia Based)

Home Child – By Barbara Haworth-Attard (Two covers shown)

Depicting Canada’s Children – By Loren Lerner (Beginning on page 133, several photographs included)

The Home Children – Edited By Phyllis Harrison

Barnardo Boy – By Bert Case Diltz

Lost Children of the Empire – By Joy Melville and Philip Bean

Laying the Children’s Ghosts to Rest – Sean Arthur Joyce

The Reluctant Canadian – Brad Barnes

The Golden Bridge – Marjorie Kohli (Is also available online – link below)

Neither Waif Nor Stray – Perry Snow (Is also available online – link below)—neither-waif-nor-stray.html

The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada – Kenneth Bagnell

Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry: A Home Child Experience – Marjorie Skidmore

Charlie: A Home Child’s Life in Canada – Beryl Young

Nation Builders: Barnardo Children in Canada – Gail H. Corbertt

Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917 – Roy Parker

Magazine Articles:

Ancestry Maazine: Little Immigrant Lost, Finding Dad, A British Home Child – By Gail Smith

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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