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From: Sue Swiggum <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Erie Canal
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:44:46 -0300
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If you haven't found them arriving at New York, then they may very well
have arrived via Quebec, Canada. No real joy there either, as Canada did
not begin to archive passenger lists before 1867. Some scattered records
do survive, but they are really only a drop in the bucket considering the
hundreds of thousands who arrived via Quebec, during that period.
Total Emigration from the United Kingdom from 1815 to 1870.
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At 10:30 AM 2010-10-31 -0700, Sandra J Hawley wrote:
>I am afraid that Erie Canal passenger lists from 1827 to 1829 won't help
>me as my Irish ancestors didn't come to the US until 1847-1854. I am
>just trying to figure out which route they may have taken from NY to
>Wisconsin. I have searched all the NY passenger lists, but have nothing
>conclusive so far.
>Thanks for your help.
>On 10/30/2010 8:00 PM, Kathy wrote:
> > Sandra J Hawley wrote:
> >> Are there any Erie Canal passenger lists?
> > Beginning in 1820 the U.S. federal government began to regulate
> > passenger ships arriving in U.S. ports, requiring that they keep
> > passenger lists, in part to alleviate overcrowding. This is why
> > passenger lists for travel from Europe were created. The federal
> > government has no authority to regulate intra-state travel, so those
> > regulations did not apply to the Erie Canal. New York State required
> > Erie Canal passenger lists from 1827 to 1829, and those are available at
> > the New York State Archives:
> > http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_trans_recrds_list.shtml
> > Good luck!
> > Kathy