At 11:18 AM 5/31/2008, you wrote:
Between 1869 and 1920s over 100,000 children were shipped to Canada.
Many were not orphans but were deserted or sent without parental
consent. Some of these children came from Lancashire, and are
currently unclaimed as many researchers are unaware of the existance
of these youngsters.
As far as I know, the Canadian Archives site is incomplete, but is
still a work in progress.
One might also look at the Canadian 1901 and 1911 censuses, as some
people have made connections to the Archives and other sources. The
censuses are available FREE at
While transcribing sections of the 1911 from the Cape Breton part of
Nova Scotia, it became obvious that many young folks were not really
blood family, but most likely were Home Children. Depending on the
family concerned, some of the children retained their birth name,
some were listed with the new family's name.
Some folks using the censuses have actually made some links to the
Archives' list of Home Children.
This might help solve some questions of missing family members.
All the best, Jim