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WEB­SITES Chil­dren’s Homes

chil­dren­ In­cludes his­tor­i­cal in­for­ma­tion, pic­tures, ad­dresses and more for thou­sands of es­tab­lish­ments and the or­gan­i­sa­tions that ran them. Barnardo’s

barnar­ A his­tory of Barnardo’s, with a direc­tory of its for­mer homes. Hid­den Lives Re­vealed

hid­den­ The Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety’s ex­ten­sive on­line ar­chive, with ar­ti­cles, pho­tos and sam­ple case files. The Work­house

work­ Has in­for­ma­tion on the chil­dren’s in­sti­tu­tions run by each Poor Law Union and their sur­viv­ing records. The Na­tional Ar­chives

dis­cov­­tional ar­ The Na­tional Ar­chives’ cat­a­logue of records held by it­self and other ar­chives. The Bri­tish News­pa­per Ar­chive

www.british­news­pa­per ar­ A col­lec­tion of lo­cal news­pa­pers where even small or short-lived homes of­ten fea­tured. BOOKS Trac­ing Your An­ces­tors’ Child­hood, by Sue Wilkes (Pen and Sword, 2013). How to Re­search Child­hoods Spent in For­mer Chil­dren’s Homes, Or­phan­ages, Cot­tage Homes and Other Chil­dren’s In­sti­tu­tions, by Gu­drun Lim­brick (Word­works, 2014). PLACES The Foundling Mu­seum

40 Brunswick Square, Lon­don WC1N 1AZ


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