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From: "Olive Tree Genealogy" <>
Subject: Finding Ancestors on Ships Lists to Canada AFTER 1865
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 08:28:22 -0400

Hi everyone

This is the compananion to the earlier post I sent about finding
ancestors in Ships Passenger lists to Canada before 1865. Following is
an explanation to finding lists AFTER 1865 (which is when they had to
be archived).

The National Archives of Canada (NAC) holds immigration
records from 1865 to 1935. Unfortunately the records before
1925 are not indexed. To find a passenger you will need to
know an exact date of arrival.

There is no easy way to search Canadian arrival records for
the unindexed period other than reading microfilm. Ships are
on the reel, in order of arrival. You can find the details
at this URL

If you want to order filmed passenger lists (remember they
aren't indexed!), a list of NAC microfilm numbers for
passenger lists to Canada 1865-1922 can be found at

If you are patient, you will soon (?) be able to search
these unindexed years! Library and Archives Canada plans to
digitize passenger lists for 1865 to 1935 as part of their
new Moving Here, Staying Here online exhibition at

What's Available Online in Passenger Lists

If you want to try your luck searching transcribed ships
passenger lists online, passenger lists for Ships to Canada
after 1865 are freely available at

Passenger Lists 1925-1935 are indexed and online at
ArchiviaNet at

Home Children (1869-1930) database indexes from ships
passenger lists is available at

Nanaimo Family History Society has an ongoing Passenger List
Indexing Project for 1900-1921 online at


There are custom search engines to search online free databases on
multiple websites for ships to Canada at

The Ontario Archives has an index to the assisted
immigration registers created by the Toronto Emigrant
Office between 1865 and 1883. Over 29,000 entries have been
transcribed from the registers.

Miscellaneous Websites with Immigration Information on Ships
to Canada after 1865

The Ships List

Ships Passenger Lists Online

Finding Ships Passenger Lists to Canada

Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1865-1930

Please feel free to share this with anyone or any list you think might
be interested.


Olive Tree Genealogy

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