Books and Journals
- Narratives of Facts (Annual reports of Quarriers)
- Abrams, Lynn, 1998. The Orphan Country. Edinburgh: John Donald
- Appleton, Thomas Ravenscrag, 1974. The Royal Mail Line. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart
- Bagnall, Kenneth, 1980. The Little Immigrants. Toronto: Dundurn Press
- Bean, Phillip and Melville, Joy, 1990. Lost Children of the Empire. London: Unwin
- Climie, John, 1902. William Quarrier. Glasgow: Pickering and Inglis
- Corbett, Gail, 1997. Nation Builders: Barnardo Children in Canada. Toronto: Dundurn Press
- Harper, Marjory, 1988. Emigration from N.E. Scotland. Aberdeen University Press
- Harrison, Phyllis, 1979. The Home Children; Their Personal Stories. Winnipeg: Watson and Dwyer
- Kohli, Marjorie, 2003. The Golden Bridge: Young Immigrants to Canada 1833–1939. The Dundurn Press
- Magnusson, Anna, 1984. The Village. Bridge of Weir: Quarrier's Homes
- Magnusson, Anna, 2006. Quarriers Story – One Man's Vision That Gave 7,000 Children a New Life in Canada . Toronto: Dundurn Press
- Parr, Joy, 1994. Labouring Children. Toronto: University of Toronto Press
- Ross, James, 1971. The Power I Pledge; The Life of William Quarrier. Bridge of Weir: Quarriers Homes
- Snow, Perry, 2000. Neither Waif Nor Stray. USA: Universal Publishers/UPUBLISH.com
- Urquhart, Rev John, 1900. The Life Story of William Quarrier. London: Partridge & Co
- Wagner, Gillian, 1982. Children of the Empire. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson
National Archives of Canada
Canadian archives contain details of children migrated to Canada and are an inestimable source of information.
Quarriers Canadian Family
Formed in 1996 after a reunion gathering in Kingston, Ontario to ‘bring closure to the pain felt by many families and to educate Canadians to the astounding contribution made to the nation by these children.”
In recent years the current directorate of the former Orphan Homes of Scotland has assigned a high priority to re-establishing contact once lost with Canadian children.
Actively involved in several genealogical and historical societies, Marjorie Kohli has served as chair of the Waterloo-Wellington Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Waterloo Historical Society (WHS). She also maintains web sites on 19th Century Immigration, Child Migration and, in partnership with Sue Swiggum, TheShipsList. Marjorie was the recipient of an Award of Merit in 2002 from the OGS for contributions in furthering genealogy.
The historical services branch of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada has a responsibility for placing plaques referring to child migration.
- The Ships List
A Mailing list to help those seeking information on which vessel brought their ancestors to Canada.
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