Who were these children?


Bristol Emigration Society




About us, how we can help


The Database


This Plaque placed outside 51 Avon Street, Stratford, Ontario was dedicated on 19th August 2001 to commemorate the contribution of "Home Children" to Canada.

Descendents of these children heard their stories and used press, television and journals to raise awareness of what had happened to their parents and grandparents.

The Canadian Government has declared 2010 as The Year of the British
Home Children ....

... for more information here is a link to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

The Bristol, children were only a small percentage of the 100,000 who were taken out by many different agencies including Barnardo's, Quarriers, both Church of England and Roman Catholic societies.  From the city of  Bristol, children went with Maria Rye, Annie Macpherson and the Bristol Emigration Society.

Our Wish is that Bristol children will not be forgotten

We have recorded as much information as we could find in various records. The result is a database of names which is now included on this website.  If you think that one of your family was emigrated in this way we would be happy to do what we can to find them.

Link to Bristol & Avon Family History Society Website

  Shirley Hodgson 2006

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