12 October 2011

New version of the Home Children database

The following is a notice from Sylvie Tremblay of Library and Archives Canada
Gatineau, October 6, 2011 — Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Home Children (1869-1930).More than 20,000 names of children, who came to Canada between 1925 and 1932, were added to the extended version. The names were extracted from passengers lists held at Library and Archives Canada.
The database is available at the following address:

Library and Archives Canada would like to thank the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa [www.bifhsgo.ca] and its volunteers without whom this project would not have happened.

For more information, please contact webservices@bac-lac.gc.ca.

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