Author Archives: Kim

British Home Child Day ~ Remembering Henry Laws

Today is the first official day of remembrance for British Home Children in Ontario.  British home children, are the thousands of children taken from their homes in Britten and send as indentured workers around the world.  Some were sent to Australia, over 100,000 were sent to Canada between 1870 and until the late 1940’s.  It is estimated that 12% of Canadians […]

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Surname Saturday ~ Lawes & Laws

I’m starting off today sharing my G G Grandfather Henry John Lawes and two generations of his descendants.  I will be sharing more detailed posts about some of these people this week. 1.  Henry John Lawes was born in Dec 1851 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.  He died in Mar 1925 at the age of 73 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, […]

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Charles & Margaret Stinson

A little while ago I posted about the Stinson family I was working on.  I’ve made a little progress, but also hit many brick walls.I’ve been able to track the older children listed in the 1851 census (listed in the post linked to above), but the parents have just vanished.The Anglican Archives checked for a death record for Margaret and […]

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