Father Hudson’s understands the importance of being able to find out information about one’s origins and about the period of time spent in care, so it provides an Origins Service to those who previously stayed in the various Catholic homes it was connected with.
We also recognise the importance of people’s family history and so we can also help with providing information from our records when the person formerly in care is deceased.
Sometimes, those formerly in the homes connected with Father Hudson’s wish to visit where their former home was, and we welcome those who would like to arrange a visit to our Coleshill base. We also can assist in tracing relatives and reconnecting with family members.
We hold a range of children’s files from 1902 and registers from earlier years.
The Mother & Baby Homes connected to Father Hudson’s were:
(Anyone adopted from these homes should apply for information using an application form for obtaining information from adoption records).
Father Hudson’s Homes in Coleshill which included:
The Father Hudson’s hostels in Birmingham connected with young people starting work were:
Registers are held for:
We have records on a small proportion of children who were at other Catholic establishments such as:
Files connected to child migration schemes to Canada and Australia are held if the young person was initially under the care of the Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Society. Additional registers are held of those whose emigration to Canada was arranged by the Catholic Emigration Association.
For an Application for those who were previously in care to access records, download here.
For an Application for those who wish us to check our archives and to find out more about their family history, download here.
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