Wednesday, June 25, 2014
British Home Children deaths database
Barnardo boy ploughing C 1900 Credit: Unknown
They give the name, date of death, the name of the society (eg Barnardo's) and (this is important) they also give the reference source with each record.
By going through the list, I see where some of the young men died of injuries during the First World War.
The database is accessible at http://bifhsgo.ca/cstm_homeChildrenDeaths.php
They also have the Fegan Index, and the Middlemore Homes Index on the Home Children Site at http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=4
Postscript: There will be a panel discussion on the Home Children at the conference of BIFHSGO held Friday September 19 to Sunday September 21st.
As part of the panel, there will be three experts on the subject – Patricia Roberts-Pichette, Marjorie Kohli, and Gloria Tubman.