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Archives in England

Social Work Archives at the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool holds the historical archives of a number of the childcare organisations that were involved in juvenile immigration schemes to Australia and Canada including Barnardo's, the National Children's Homes and Fairbridge. The Barnardos archive includes the records of the organisations that it took over including the Liverpool Sheltering Homes, Macpherson Homes and the Children's Aid Society. The University also holds a few items relating to Maria Rye.

These archives contain a rich and diverse range of material that would be of interest to historians, demographers and sociologists to name but a few. More information is available at

Researchers wishing to consult these archives are welcomed. It is recommended that you contact the University as early as possible to ensure that relevant material is held in the archives and to arrange permission to consult the archives from the respective organisation(s).

The archives lack the resources to conduct searches of a personal or genealogical nature. All such enquiries should be directed to the organisation concerned.

Archives In Canada

Library and Archives of Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N3

LAC holds a number of different records relating to Home Children, many of which are indexed. The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa has produced an index of Home Children from the LAC passenger lists. The database is available on the LAC web site. Microfilm copies of Middlemore Home records are also available at the LAC.

Provincial Archives of Alberta
12845 - 102nd Ave
Edmonton, AB
T5N 0M6

Provincial Archives of British Columbia
655 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4
(604)387-1952 or (604)387-5885

Provincial Archives of Manitoba
200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg, MN
R3C 1T5

The Archives has a book which was kept by the Superintendent of the Russell Farm. It does contain the names of some of the children that were sent to Manitoba. I have found nothing on the Children's Aid Society or the Girl's Friendly Society in the Archives although both sent emigrants to that province. I also checked out the Winnipeg Public Library but they do not have any material related to these organizations.

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
(506)453-2637 or (506)453-2122

Public Archives of Nova Soctia
6016 University Ave.
Halifax, NS
B3H 1W4

Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard
Toronto, ON
M7A 2C5
(416)327-1600 or
1-800-668-9933 in Ontario or Quebec

Public Archives of Prince Edward Island
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7N8

Bibliotheque Et Archives nationales du Quebec
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Cite universitaire
2275, rue Holt
Montréal, PQ
H2G 3H1

Saskatchewan Archives Board
P.O. Box 1665 (located at 3303 Hillsdale St)
Regina, SK
S4P 3C6

Canadian Pacific Archives (Railroad and Ships)
Canadian Pacific Limited
Windsor Station
P.O. Box 6042, Station A
Montreal, PQ H3C 3E4

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