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BHC Charlotte Madden by great-great-granddaughter Sharilynne St. Louis

My name is Sharilynne St.Louis, I am the great great granddaughter of Charlotte Madden, a BHC child and this is my story or should I say Charlotte's story.  My family search began in 2008 in search of my 2 half brothers that I did not know. I did find them! However, my interest did not stop when I found my brothers. I also discovered on a marriage certificate that one of my great great grandmo...
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BHC James Phillips by granddaughter Loretta Worden

James Phillips was my British Home Child grandfather who came to Canada in May of 1913 on the SS Mongolian with his sister Florence May 1901 - 1995 and his brother Henry James, 1898- unknown . James was born in # 11 Dolday, Worcester, Worchestershire, England on 21 March, 1904, to Harriett Hughes and James Phillips . Dolday was a very poor area in that city at that time. James's f...
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BHC Walter Dance by granddaughter-in-law Marlene Dance

We never knew anything about my husband’s grandfather Walter Dance, and the only answer to any question was “he was an English Orphan who abandoned the family years ago”. No one in the family ever talked about him it was like he had never existed. In 1999 when my husband’s father died, we thought that any opportunity to know something had probably died with him. But later on, going through old ...
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52 Weeks Ancestor Challenge – Week 26 – BHC John McVittie by granddaughter Mary Lynn McVittie

This was shared at a recent Women's Institute meeting in Norval.  It was part of a school project in 1984. It is written by the 12 year old granddaughter of British Home Child, John McVittie. "This is a story about the little immigrants, the orphans, who came to Canada between 1870 and the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in particular, about one of these home children, my grandfather, John M...
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