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From: Gery and Sue Swiggum< >
Subject: Re: [TSL] Liverpool to Halifax
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 23:40:45 -0300
At 02:55 PM 9/13/98 -0700, GSCARBOROUGH wrote:
>To all you knowledgeable and helpful listers,
>I am having trouble narrowing down a timeframe for my ancestors voyage to
>Canada and finding their ship/passenger list. Maybe someone has some ideas.
>Jan ter Wijn (could be listed as John Terwin) went from Amsterdam to
>Liverpool where he boarded a ship to Halifax. As near as I can place it,
>this was in late 1906 or early 1907.
I was surprised to find 15 ships, arriving from Liverpool to Halifax in
just Dec. 1906. and Jan. 1907. These can be found on Microfilm reel number
>Sometime in 1910, his father Pieter ter Wijn with wife Jantje, and three
>children, Koortje, Derikje, and Johannes took the same route.
In 1910, there were 66 ships from Liverpool to Halifax, on film number(s)
T-4735, T-4736, T-4737 and T-4738.
>My other line, Jan Rompelman (also known as J.J. Rompelman) , his wife
>Elisabeth, and seven children followed the same route in 1904 - 1906. Two
>sons, Gysbertus (Burt) and Jozef (Joe) had arrived a year or two earlier via
>the same route, 1902-1904.
Between 1904 to 1906, there were 196 ships from Liverpool to Halifax,
microfilm reel numbers, T-497, T-498, T-499, T-500 and T-501.
Between 1902 to 1904, ther were 130 ships from Liverpool to Halifax,
microfilm reel numbers, T-495, T-496, T-497 and T-498.
>I have not been able to find any index of passengers for these ports and
>timeframes. Is there such an index? I have "spot checked" many passenger
>lists as they were available to me, but to no avail.
Sorry Gene, but there is no index. :( You are looking at ten's of
thousands of passengers. Not impossible, but you do have a long search,
unless you are able to "narrow" some of these dates.
The passenger manifests are on Microfilm at the National Archives of Canada,
in Ottawa (NAC). The Ships are placed on the reel, in order of arrival.
You can borrow this reel on an Inter Library Loan (ILL). You can find the
details for this procedure at this URL
Some Provincial Archives and/or Libraries also carry some or all of these
reels, they may use their own Ref: #, but will be able to cross reference
using the NAC #. If they don't have the reels in their holdings, they
could arrange the ILL for you. Many libraries will also arrange an ILL if
they have a microfilm reader, or preferably a reader/copier. You are able
to ILL from Ottawa, to libraries in the US, and outside North America. The
LDS does not have copies of the Canadian passenger lists, post 1900 Quebec,
and post 1899 Halifax.
Best of luck,
Sue & Gery Swiggum
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