Data Sources for the Name Index
In the past, the results of BIFHSGO's data transcription have been presented in separate databases: one for each data source. These have now been combined into one nominal index that allows for searches across all databases.
When you search our nominal index, you will see a link to every record with that name from any of our data sources. Please read the Information and Finding Aid to learn about the data sources; this will help you efficiently focus your search efforts.
- Our Home Children records include indexes of materials related to children brought to Canada by various agencies—Barnardo’s, Children's Emigration Homes (Middlemore), Fegan Homes and Father Hudson. There is also a list of home children deaths.
- The Military records include information about WW I soldiers who died at No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Foreign-Born Canadian Militia, Ottawa Sharp-Shooters and Rideau Canal Soldiers
- Migration records include stories about Canadian war brides of World War II, British Women's Emigration Association immigrants and World War II unaccompanied child evacuees.
- There is also a transcription of the Lancashire Diaries 1772-1910.