Ancestry.com has added a new database to their site over the weekend - Passenger and Crew Lists for U.S. Bound Vessels Arriving in Canada 1912-1939 and 1953-1962.
These are people who disembarked at Montreal, Quebec; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Victoria, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario either by boat or by plane.
They say that ‘This collection contains forms, or passenger lists, submitted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) by airline captains and shipmasters. These passenger lists and crew manifests provide information regarding vessels and passengers arriving in various Canadian ports from 1912-1939 and 1953-1962’.
You can expect to find some or all of the information, such as -
- Full name of passenger
- Marital status
- Citizenship (nationality)
- Place of residence
- Final destination
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Port of arrival
- Date of arrival
- Port of embarkation
- Ship name
- Shipping line
The database is at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60501
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Just go to Elizabeth Lapointe Research Services at www.elrs.biz, or send an email with the subject "special" to firstname.lastname@example.org to see how I can help you find that elusive Canadian ancestor!
Research Tip! Canada is known as an immigrant nation. To research the immigrants who cane here, a good book on the subject is Destination Canada: A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records by Dave Obee.
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