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 history of the BHCARA Registry is in the FAQ.

Only surnames beginning with AA to ROW 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: 76,145 
Last Update: March 23, 2019 at 00:34 EST

Search presently includes: Surnames AA to ROW 
Search presently includes: 63,500 Children

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