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This month, I wanted to bring your attention to an updated local online resource: the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum has given the Maria Rye database a facelift. This database contains information on 5,300 British Home Children (BHCs) who were administered by Our Western Home in Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), Ontario between 1868 and 1914. In addition to the original data, there is also the first large, consolidated database of the Life Events of 1,200 married BHCs after they arrived in Canada. If you have a BHC in your tree, check out the database!