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.

Only surnames beginning with AA to YOUL are presently online.

Work is ongoing daily to enter missing children, emigration information, and perform logic and error checks.
This work being done alphabetically and we plan to update this site at least weekly during the process.

Total in Registry to-date: 81,964 
Last Update: November 15, 2019 at 07:31 ET

Search includes surnames beginning with: AA to YOUL 
Search presently includes: 81,745 Children

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