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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: [CanShipsPre1865] (Fwd by LIST ADMIN) time of Hugh Richmond's emigration from Scotland to Cana
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 16:06:16 -0400
On 17 Jun 2005 at 12:29, Lorine McGinnis Schulze wrote:
> Sent to wrong address, forwarded by list admin to
> ------- Forwarded message follows -------
> Date sent: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 08:09:31 -0600
> From: Jack Reynolds <>
> time of Hugh Richmond's emigration from Scotland to
> My great-grandfather Hugh Richmond, b. Stevenston 1826,
> m. Susan
> MeMurran 1850 in Irvine. I'm trying to find when he
> emigrated to Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. He is
> listed in the 186l Cumberland Co. Census.
Have you checked land records? Immigrants usually obtained
land shortly after arrival (not always, but often enough
that it's worthwhile checking)
Was he alive in 1901? That gives the year of immigration.
See http://allcensusrecords.com/ for help with what
questions were asked on each census.
There are no comprehensive lists of immigrants arriving in
Canada prior to 1865. Until that year, shipping companies
were not required by the government to keep their passenger
If your ancestor arrived from the UK you may find him/her
lists pertaining to British-subsidized immigration schemes
for the period 1817-1831.
You might also find an ancestor in correspondence of the
Secretary of State on immigration for 1817-1857. There are
lists of immigrants, mainly Irish, and entry books re
immigration, and assisted emigration to British North
These must be ordered offline . Details are given at
You might also want to join the mailing list for
immigration to Canada before 1865. You can sub from the
At The Olive Tree Genealogy, there is a page on the
section of Ships Passenger Lists To Canada, which explains
what lists are available at the National Archives of Canada
On TheShipsList website they are including Quebec ship
arrivals extracted from contemporary newspapers.
You can also try inGeneas, the online searchable database
early immigration to Canada. Some records are free, others
must be paid for, but the search and it's results are free.
A search engine for InGeneas is at
If you want to search online, you may have limited success
because only a very small percentage of ships to Canada
been transcribed and put online.
Ships Passenger Lists to Nova Scotia
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
* Naturalization Records
* Images of Ships Lists
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