British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
Barnardo's Ups and Downs Magazine
The Ups and Downs magazine was published from August 1895 to December 1949 in Toronto by the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo’s organization, which brought more British Home Children to Canada than any other group.
 
BIFHSGO’s database (below) contains almost 59,000 line items from the magazine, mostly names. There is, therefore, a reasonable chance a child who arrived in Canada through Dr. Barnardo’s organization or an affiliate is mentioned in the magazine.

If you find a name in the BIFHSGO database that interests you and the issue is not available online, you can obtain a scanned copy of the article from Library and Archives Canada. Details for accessing these articles are provided on the Library and Archives Canada website at Home Children Records. First, make sure to search the Library and Archives Canada database to find the page number, which is not always included in this BIFHSGO index.
 
If you have general questions about Home Children and their arrival in Canada, please email your request, with a clear subject in the subject line and as much detail as possible, to queries@bifhsgo.ca.
 
When Barnardo’s took over the Macpherson homes in 1924, there was a Marchmont Home section in the Ups and Downs magazine that catered to the children who came to Canada through Annie Macpherson’s Homes. During the period when this magazine was published, about 30,000 British children arrived in Canada through these organizations. Learn more about the magazine...
 
You can read a number of past issues of Ups and Downs online on the British Home Children in Canada website.
 
 
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Surname   Given Name Event Issue Issue Volume Page
Remarks Reference
FINCH Letter 1923 October 3 25
Brother of R. W. Finch. Mother has died. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Albert Personal Jottings 1914 December 2 18 16
Home child, with Mr. Roy Skinner.  
FINCH Alice Letter 1904 July 3 10
May party, 1904. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4
FINCH Annie Emigration - 1899 July 1899 October 1 5
Girls Party July 1899. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 2
FINCH Annie Photograph 1902 January 2 7
  Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3
FINCH Annie Letter 1902 January 2 7
Came 1899 July. 2nd placement. Is at Winnipeg. Has a sister in England. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3
FINCH Annie Donation 1902 January 2 7
Girls' Donation Fund since October 1901. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3
FINCH Annie Marriage 1903 April 2 9
Now Mrs. Norman Ellis. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3
FINCH Arthur W. Marriage 1931 June 2 33
Wedding to Violet Holt, Rev. J. D. Stephens. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 6
FINCH Fredeick R. Donation 1923 Spring 1 25
From 11th July 1922 to 20th February 1923. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Leonard Donation 1919 November 4 21
Up to November 1st. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4
FINCH R.W. Letter 1923 October 3 25
Received an Ups and Downs from his brother. Mother has died. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Robert Commentary - Training in Canada 1941 December 1 43
Has also guarded German prisoners in Ontario. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 8
FINCH Robert Commentary - Training in Canada 1941 December 1 43
Previously chauffeur to Earl Bessborough when Governor General of Canada. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 8
FINCH Robert Commentary - Training in Canada 1941 December 1 43
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Now a lorry driver. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 8
FINCH Robert W. Donation 1922 Midsummer 2 24
War Memorial Fund. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Ruby Letter 1923 October 3 25
A new arrival. Arrived safely. Traveled by boat after leaving the train. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Ruby Commentary 1924 July 2 26
With Miss. Wade. Near Lily Fookes. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Ruby Donation 1926 June 2 28
Donations from December 16, 1925 to May 31, 1926. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Ruby Letter 1927 May 1 29
  Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 6
FINCH Ruby Donation 1930 May 2 32
Howard William and William McCall Memorial Fund. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 6
FINCH Thomas Commentary 1900 April 3 5
Placed with Mr. Henry of Kissina. Came at the same time as Thomas Marsh. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 2
FINCH Tommy Commentary 1900 April 3 5
Came same time as Thomas Marsh. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 2
FINCH Violet Mrs. Donation 1934 March 1 36
Christmas Tree Appeal. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 8
FINCH W.H. Photograph 1929 November 3 31
Our boys and their friends. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 6
FINCH Wiliam J. Photograph 1928 June 2 30
  Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 6
FINCH William F. Donation 1923 June 2 25
From 21st. February to 11 1923 June. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH William J. Donation 1923 June 2 25
From 21st. February to 11 1923 June. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH William J. Donation 1923 June 2 25
War Memorial Fund. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH William J. Donation 1925 June 2 27
From November 4, 1924 to May 14, 1925. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH William J. Letter 1925 June 2 27
Visited by his brother. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 5
FINCH Wm. George 1911 Second or Third Party 1912 August 4 16 63
   
FINCH Wyndham Commentary 1899 October 1 5
Visiting Toronto from Brampton. With Mr. James Snyder, in Brampton. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 2
FINCH Wyndham Commentary 1899 October 1 5
With Mr. James Snyder, in Brampton. With this family for 6 years. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 2
FINCHAM Ellen Marriage 1896 March 8 1
Married during 1895 (Spouse not identified). Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 1
FINCHAM Fred M. Photograph 1904 November 4 10
  Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4
FINCHAM Frederick H. Emigration Party - 1st in 1901 1902 March 4 7
Employer - Mr. Frank E. Davis. Postal Address: New Durham, Ontario. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3
FINCHER Thos. Jno. Emigration Party - 1st in 1903 1903 April 2 9
Employer - W. H. McBeth. Postal Address: Verschoyle. Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 3