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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] to Canada 1949
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 10:09:19 -0400
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At 08:22 PM 2005-12-04 -0800, John Jacobsen wrote:
>ship coming to Canada 1949
>Is there a list of passengers coming from
>Germany or prisoner of war list Germans in Germany from British
>camps ?
>thank you
>Fred Schmidt

Hello Fred,

I can't answer the second part of your question, but there are surviving
passenger lists of displaced persons from German ports &c. to Canada for
1949. In 1949 there were over 30,000 such persons carried to both Canadian
and US ports in 36 trips. (1948 had been a much bigger year with 50,000+
persons in 82 trips) These numbers do not reflect the additional 4 trips
to Canada of the CP ship BEAVERBRAE from Bremen, with a total of 3,132
. . this is her picture with a link to her interesting history.

Because of Canadian privacy laws, post 1935 Canadian passenger records are
still in the custody of Citizenship & Immigration. You can make
application under "freedom of information" for your own record, however
certain conditions apply when wanting to consult the landing record of
others. What will be received is an extract from the passenger list rather
than a photocopy of the list itself. Make sure you check the conditions below.

Post-1935 Immigration Records

Records of immigrants arriving at Canadian land and sea ports from 1
January 1936 onwards remain in the custody of Citizenship and Immigration
Canada. Requests for copies of landing records should be directed to the
undernoted office:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Public Rights Administration
300 Slater Street
3rd Floor, Section D
OTTAWA, Ontario
K1A 1L1

Please note that the following conditions apply:

Applications for copies of documents must be submitted on an "Access to
Information Request Form" by a Canadian citizen or an individual present in

Fee: $5.00, payable to the Receiver General for Canada

The request must be accompanied by a signed consent from the person
concerned or proof that he/she has been deceased twenty years. Proof of
death can be a copy of a death record, a newspaper obituary or a photograph
of the gravestone showing name and death date.

The request should include the following information: full name at time of
entry into Canada, date of birth, year of entry. Additional information is
helpful, such as country of birth, port of entry, and names of accompanying
family members.

For access to your own landing record, please visit or write to your
nearest Canada Immigration Centre or Canadian Consular Office.
Fee: $30.00 for a certified copy for legal purposes. If you do not require
a certified copy, you can submit your request on a Personal Information
Request Form at no charge.

Copies of Access to Information Request Forms and Personal Information
Request Forms can be obtained from most Canadian public libraries and
federal government offices.


Best of luck

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