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									                  Canadian Immigration Tip Sheets
                                          Ocean Arrivals
   Date                     Type of record                                    Notes
Pre 1865     Passenger Lists, no set format                     Sporadic; most did not survive
1865-1918    Preprinted forms provided to shipping              Quebec 1865-69 is indexed;
             companies to record all passengers on the ship     An index for 1906-1908 is on
                                                                LAC films T-521 to T-533;
                                                                Remainder organized by port
                                                                and date of arrival
1919-1924    Form 30 A - separate form for each individual      Microfilmed in quasi alphabetical
             (some early forms include dependants with          order (see finding aid on LAC
             head of household)                                 website)
1925-1935    Preprinted passenger list forms; more detail       Microfilmed, with an index on
             than earlier years                                 LAC website
After 1935   Remain in custody of Citizenship and               Must complete Access to
             Immigration Canada                                 Information Request




                        Land and Inland Waterway Arrivals
   Date                         Type of record                                  Notes
1908-1918     Lists of arrivals by ‘port’ of entry               Microfilmed, but no nominal
                                                                 indexes;
                                                                 Entries listed by port and date
1919-1924     Form 30 – separate form for each individual        Microfilmed in quasi alphabetical
                                                                 order (see finding aid)
                                                                 Filmed in reverse order (reverse
                                                                 side of form first)
1925-1935     The use of border lists reinstated                 Microfilmed, for each month –
                                                                 with records for all ports filed
                                                                 together;
                                                                 Indexed, with surnames
                                                                 beginning with ‘C’ on-line.
                                                                 All other indexes are closed
                                                                 because they contain post 1935
                                                                 records. Searches have to be
                                                                 completed by LAC staff.
After 1935    Remain in custody of Citizenship and               Must complete Access to
              Immigration                                        Information Request and pay a
                                                                 fee.




Prepared by: P. McGregor                                      http://pasttimes.topcities.com/
September 2007
Websites
Canadian Genealogy Centre – Immigration
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-908-e.html

National Archives of Canada Miscellaneous Immigration Index (Free Database)
http://www.ingeneas.com/free/index.html

www.theshipslist.com

www.immigrantships.net/ - Immigrant Ships Transcribers’ Guild

http://www.findmypast.com/HomeServlet - note this is a paid site

http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/ - passengers outbound from Britain (part of: Find My
Past.com and is also a paid site)

http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/

http://www.ellisisland.org/

http://www.castlegarden.org/

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-908.003-e.html

Books
Crowder, Norman K. and Sharon Bowman. Upper Canada Naturalization Registers, 1828-1850. Ottawa: Ottawa
Branch OGS, 1999.

Knowles, Valerie. Strangers at Our Gates, Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy 1540-1990. Toronto:
Dundurn Press, 1992.

________ . Forging Our Legacy, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration 1900-1977. Ottawa: Public Works and
Government Services Canada, 2000.

McKenzie, Donald A. Upper Canada Naturalization Records, 1828-1850. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society,
1991.

                                                                                 nd
Obee, Dave. Destination Canada: A guide to 20th century immigration records. 2        edition, privately published,
2004.

O’Gallagher, Marianna . Grosse Ile, Gateway to Canada 1832-1937. Ste Foy, Quebec: Livres Carraig Books
       th
1984, 4 printing, 2001.

Stratford-Devai, Fawne. Province of Ontario Immigration Records, An Overview. Global Heritage Press, 2005.


Prepared by: P. McGregor                                         http://pasttimes.topcities.com/
September 2007

								
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