Children's Aid Society Reception Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Like many such organisations, the London-based Children's Aid Society promoted and arranged the emigration of orphaned and other children from Britain to Canada. By 1890, the Society had its own Reciving Home at Winnipeg as noted in a report of thate year:
In 1911, the Society's Canadian headquarters were given as St Peter's Rectory, Winnipeg, with the Rev. Samuel Fea acting as its agent. Following a visit that year, a Canadian government inspector reported:
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- The records of the Children's Aid Society were inherited by Barnardos. Barnardo's 'Making Connections' and Family History Services — for enquiries relating the records of children formerly in the care of Barnardo's and those of other organisations absorbed by them.
- The Children's Aid Society: its work and its aims. (1938)
- Bagnell, Kenneth The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada (2001, Dundurn)
- Birt, Lilian M The Children's Home-Finder: the story of Annie Macpherson and Louisa Birt (1913, J. Nisbet)
- Corbett, Gail H Nation Builders: Barnardo Children in Canada (2002, Dundurn)
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- Kershaw, Roger and Sacks, Janet New Lives for Old: The Story of Britain's child migrants: The Story of Britain's Home Children (2008, The National Archives)
- Kohli, Marjorie The Golden Bridge: Young Immigrants to Canada 1833-1939 (2003, Natural Heritage Books)
- McEvoy, Frederick J 'These Treasures of the Church of God': Catholic Child Immigration to Canada (in CCHA, Historical Studies, 65 (1999), 50-70)
- Parker, Roy Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917 (2010, Policy Press)
- British Home Children in Canada.
- Home Children Canada - British Home Children Registry.
- British Home Child Group International - has database of over 23,000 Canadian British Home Children
- National Library and Archives Canada especial the Home Children section.
- British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) - has several indexes of the names of children brought to Canada by various organizations in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Findmypast's Home Children canada Immigration Records Index, 1869-1930.
- Young Immigrants to Canada. [Archived]
- National Archives of Australia — Immigration Records.
- Good British Stock - Australian National Archives research guide.
- Personal History Index for former Child Migrants to Catholic homes in Australia.
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