Family History Blog Challenge #2

Australian genealogist and blogger Alexandra Daw has suggested a blogging challenge on her blog Family Tree Frog for National Family History Month.  The challenge revolves around a literary theme.

Week two is inspired by Sumner Locke Elliott’s haunting tale about PS and his aunts, custody battles and secrets titled Careful, He Might Hear You. Set in the Depression era.

How can we research the lives of our family relatives as children?  School records are a good place to start and PROV has an excellent guide to education records.

Over 100,000 British children were sent to Commonwealth colonies and dominions from the 1860s to the 1970s. They were taken from orphanages and children's homes to populate Australia, Canada and African colonies with "good white stock" in schemes that were largely hidden from public scrutiny until the late 1980s. This list provides some personal accounts and a list of resources for further research.

Check out these Memoirs of Childhood

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