Have you ever met a British Home Child?

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Today, Katie Goodwin is featured in our "Meet our Members" profile in our WikiTree News. I know Katie, talk to Katie and have spent time with Katie during live chats...

She has never mentioned this wonderful profile to me before. But, because of her interview, I got to see it. Wonderful, Just wonderful!


Home Children was a British sourced child migration program founded by Annie MacPherson in 1869, under which more than 100,000 British children, predominantly poor or orphaned children, were sent to the British colonies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa with the intent of alleviating labour shortages.

The Mission of the British Home Children Team is to add and improve profiles of all identified British Home Children of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, removing incorrect information and offer research assistance as needed.

WikiTree profile: Alice Goodwin
in The Tree House by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (508k points)
edited by Mags Gaulden
Oh, Mags! I just saw this. Thanks for featuring Alice and spreading the word about British Home Children.

2 Answers

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My great grandmother was a British Home Child... I just recently spoke to you about her, Mags smiley  I did not have a chance to know her, as she died only days after I was born.  She did, however, get to see me once, as we were in the same hospital and the nurse snuck me down to her room.

Ms. Goodwin's profile is proof that there is hope I may yet find the answers I seek about my own great grandmother.  I was so excited to see it in this week's newsletter!

by Amy Gilpin G2G6 Mach 8 (88.9k points)
Yes you did Amy!
+7 votes

My grandfather https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goldstone-104

His mother is my brick wall.

by S Stevenson G2G6 Mach 9 (92.7k points)
Nice Profile S! Mags

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