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Record Description

This collection includes indexes and images of ships' passenger lists (also known as ships' manifests or seaport records of entry). Contains records for the ports of:

  • Quebec City, 1900-1921;
  • Halifax, 1881-1922;
  • Saint John, 1900-1912;
  • North Sydney, 1906-1912;
  • Vancouver, 1905-1912;
  • Victoria, 1905-1912;
  • New York, 1906-1912;
  • Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912.

The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Library and Archives of Canada. Passenger Lists. The Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender (male or female)
  • Nationality
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of arrival
  • Name of ship

How to Use the Record

Search this collection

Before you search this collection, make sure you have the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Name of ship
  • Port of departure

Using the information

When you have found the information that you are looking for, you can:

  • Identify the last place of residence before your ancestors departure
  • Calculate the age to give an approximate date of birth
  • Find the names of other family members traveling with your ancestor at the time.

Search this collection by name

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Search this collection by image

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Port of Arrival” ⇒Select the “Arrival date - year” ⇒Select the “Name of Ship” which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.


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