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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [CanShipsPre1865] new - getting started
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 22:32:30 -0300
At 08:27 AM 2004-06-07 -1100, Nanci Pattenden wrote:
>Hi. I just joined this list and I'm hoping to find some very useful
>How do I go about finding out when my paternal gr gr grandfather came over?
>His first child was born in Ontario in 1851, so it was before that. None of
>his children are alive so I can't ask them any questions. I know one of my
>gr.gr.grandfathers (maternal) came over around 1839-40. In both cases I have
>no clue as to their port of departure or entry into Canada. How do I go
>about finding when they came over?
Just to add a suggestion to what Lorine and Valorie have told you . .
whenever you post to a list like this, always include what probably IS
known to you, such as full name, birth year, where they came from (country
/ county), where they settled etc. Approximations are okay, so if you have
to guess, mention that in your post. Lots of people on lists have access
to a variety of records, so with a name etc. they can do a look-up. If
they settled in Ontario, they could have arrived via Quebec, or even New
York (and taken the Erie canal) so don't overlook that possibility.
As Lorine pointed out, Canada did not begin formal archiving of passenger
lists before 1865, but there are other avenues for you to pursue. For
instance, on TheShipsList website, I have struck a mother-lode with the St.
Lawrence steamboat company records 1819-1836 . . .but I am only currently
transcribing 1822 . . I should reach 1836 in about another 100 years <grin>
However, I do have quite a few pre-1865 passenger lists and lists of
passengers, so you can search either by using the Pico search box on the
Home page, or if you have a google search-bar installed on your IE, you can
use the "Search Site" feature. (Use the dark blue nav-bar buttons to
check the index pages for each section of the website)
Best of luck,
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