13 December 2013

BIFHSGO database: British Women’s Emigration Association

The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa has just posted a new database of 587 of the women assisted by the British Women’s Emigration Association to emigrate to Canada. The Society operated between 1901 and 1919 and was designed to provide an option for an excess of women over men and to strengthen British presence in Canada.

The women in this database came between 1903 and 1905 in 17 parties. Popular destinations were: 184 to Montreal, 99 to Toronto, 41 to Vancouver, 40 to Winnipeg. The youngest was 14, the oldest 55 and the median age 25.


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