From 1869 through to 1939 (1948 to British Columbia) it has been estimated over 100,000 children were emigrated from the United Kingdom to Canada to be used as indentured farm workers and domestic servants. Believed by Canadians to be orphans, only two percent truly were. These children were sent to Canada by over 50 organizations including the well-known and still working charities such as Barnardo's and Quarrier's.

The background of the BHCARA Registry is in the FAQ.

The Registry is now online in its entirety.

Note:  Work is continuing daily to identify missing BHC; and add further information, known missing voyages, sources, etc.
During this phase, the site will be updated at least weekly (dated below).


Last Update:
December 08, 2019 at 19:59 ET


Total in Registry to-date: 82,333 Children

Search the BHCARA British Home Children Registry