Friday, October 11, 2013
They have added new index records and digital images to the ships' passenger lists (also known as ships' manifests or seaport records of entry) at FamilySearch.
It contains records for the ports of Quebec City, 1900-1921; Halifax, 1881-1922; Saint John, 1900-1912; North Sydney, 1906-1912; Vancouver, 1905-1912; Victoria, 1905-1912; New York, 1906-1912; and Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912.
The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada
Hint: If you have a surname that you suspect was spelled differently in the immigrant records, this record at FamilySearch is a good way to catch those surnames...
Go to the website at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823240?ET_CID=45596243&ET_RIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 28, 2012
To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, Ancestry.ca is offering FREE access to more than 40 million historical records that is available now to July the 2nd.
Free access includes -
Canadian Passenger Lists and Ocean Arrivals - outlining the masses of people who arrived by ship -- the only form of international travel available to people at the time -- at port cities across Canada
The 1871 Census of Canada - the first Census Canada conducted as a nation, which gives a snapshot of the life of the people living at the time, including who they lived with, their ages, their jobs, the birthplaces of their parents, their neighbours and more
Vital records (i.e. birth, marriage and death records) from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia - outlining the significant moments in the people’s lives like children born, marriages and deaths.
Visit http://www.ancestry.ca/ to search all of the records being made available for free this weekend.