Tuesday, 4 March 2014

BIFHSGO adds Barnardo Ups and Downs database

An estimated one in ten Canadians has a British home child ancestor. Ups and Downs magazine was published from August 1895 until December 1949 in Toronto by the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo’s organization which brought more children than any other.
A new BIFHSGO database has about 59,000 names of children indexed from 141 of the 173 Ups and Downs issues believed to have been printed.
A search by surname at http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cstm_upsAndDowns.php will return: Surname, Given Name,  Event,  Issue, Issue Volume, Page, and Remarks. Find out how to access copies of the magazine by email query to sayersji at sympatico dot ca.
Thirty issues between January 1906 and the summer of 1921 have not been found and are therefore not copied nor indexed. Unfortunately this covers World War 1 when many Home Children went to war. If you know where to find one or more of those issues please let us know by email to the above address..

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