I have just found an ancestor was a Home Child in the care of Dr Barnados. He was emigrated to Canada from England in 1903. His name was William Bates, born 1890, Gateshead England. Having contacted Barnados and being told as I am not a direct descendant but only a grand-niece that I was not able to have all his records, they were kind enough to tell me that William's last known whereabouts was Crossfield, Alberta in 1914.
Now I'm stuck with how to progress. Does anyone on this list know of a professional researcher who covers the Crossfield area who maybe able to help me. Does anyone on the list have William Bates in there tree and would like to know about his ancestors in England.
Would be really gratefull for any information or help offered