Sunday, 11 May 2014

Children's Homes website launches

Peter Higginbotham, best known for his Workhouses website (, which provides information on British and Irish workhouses and poorhouses, has launched a new online site providing information on children's homes in the British Isles, Canada, Australia and Jamacia.

From the site:

The Children's Homes website aims to provide information on all of the many and varied institutions that — for whatever reason — became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. They include a wide variety of establishments ranging from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, and children with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels.

You will find the site at


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians. And for those wishing to take Scottish ancestral research a bit further, my next Pharos course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records, commences May 14th 2014.

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