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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
  
{{Incomplete Title Translations}} Please add the title in French here.  
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{{Canada HR Infobox
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| CID = CID1823240
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| title = Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
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| location = Canada
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| record_type = Passenger Lists
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| start_year = 1881
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| end_year = 1922
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| language = English, [[French Word List|French]]
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| title_language =  Listes de passagers canadiens
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Canada]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=299&query=%2Bplace%3ACanada Online FamilySearch Catalog Keyword] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Canada Emigration and Immigration]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Canada History Links]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Canada Historic Maps]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Library and Archives Canada]]
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| FS_URL_09 = 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/passenger-lists/passenger-lists-1865-1922/Pages/introduction.aspx Library and Archives of Canada]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx Library and Archives Canada]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/immigration/canada-passenger-lists.shtml Olive Tree Genealogy: Canadian Passenger Lists]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/Pages/introduction.aspx Immigrants to Canada] 
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| custodian = [http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Public Archives, Ontario]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in this Collection? ==
  
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:  
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These records include 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;  
 
*Quebec City, 1900-1921;  
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The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada.  
 
The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada.  
  
The Canadian government did not keep lists of emigrants. Before 1947 there was no Canadian citizenship separate from British, and Canadians moved freely throughout the British Empire. Before 1895, when the United States government began keeping border-crossing records, Canadians moved to the United States with few restrictions.
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The Canadian government did not keep lists of emigrants. Before 1947, Canadian citizenship was not separate from British, and Canadians moved freely throughout the British Empire. Before 1895, when the United States government began keeping border-crossing records, Canadians moved to the United States with few restrictions.  
 
 
During the early 20th century, consular officials of the Russian Empire stationed in Canada and the United States kept files on former empire residents who sought their aid (to help in filling out naturalization and passport applications or to obtain proof of military service in Russia). These are especially helpful for documenting Jewish immigrants. Although this collection is considered a list of Jewish immigrants from Russia, many of the records are for other-ethnic immigrants, including Ukranians and Finns.
 
 
 
There are very few passenger lists for ships coming into Canada before 1865. Lists were not made or were destroyed. The Library and Archives Canada website has posted an index of some lists that have survived.  Some of these indexed names have been gathered from declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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During the early 20th century, consular officials of the Russian Empire stationed in Canada and the United States kept files on former empire residents who sought their aid (to help in filling out naturalization and passport applications or to obtain proof of military service in Russia).  
  
{{Collection citation
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These are especially helpful for documenting Jewish immigrants. Although this collection is mostly considered a list of Jewish immigrants from Russia, many of the records are for other ethnic immigrants, including Ukrainians and Finns.  
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[[Canada Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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There are very few passenger lists for ships coming into Canada before 1865. Lists were not made or were destroyed. The Library and Archives Canada website has posted an index of some lists that have survived. Some of these indexed names have been gathered from declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.  
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== Collection Content ==
  
=== Record Content  ===
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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<gallery>
 
Image:Canada Passenger Lists DGS 4538914 369 Passenger List.jpg|Passenger List
 
Image:Canada Passenger Lists DGS 4538914 369 Passenger List.jpg|Passenger List
 
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Passenger lists may contain the following information:
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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==How Do I Search the Collection?==
 
 
=== Beginning your Search ===
 
 
 
Before you search this collection, make sure you have the following information:
 
  
*Ancestor's name
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'''Search by Name''' by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1823240?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page].
*Name of ship
 
*Port of departure
 
  
=== Using the information ===
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'''See Images,''' in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1823240/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images: <br>
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⇒Select the appropriate “Port of Arrival” category <br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Arrival date - year” <br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Name of Ship,” which will take you to the images.
  
When you have found the information that you are looking for, you can:
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As you search the collection by image, compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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===I Found Who I was looking for, Now What?===
 
*Identify the last place of residence before your ancestors departure  
 
*Identify the last place of residence before your ancestors departure  
 
*Calculate the age to give an approximate date of birth  
 
*Calculate the age to give an approximate date of birth  
 
*Find the names of other family members traveling with your ancestor at the time.
 
*Find the names of other family members traveling with your ancestor at the time.
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===What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?===
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*Try using spelling variations on the name. You can even try searching by nicknames you ancestor may have used.
  
=== Searching the Index ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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.  
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Canada-Passenger-Lists-1881-1922-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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=== Searching the Images ===
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Canada-Passenger-Lists-1881-1922-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: ⇒Select the “Port of Arrival” category<br> ⇒Select the “Arrival date - year”<br> ⇒Select the “Name of Ship” which will take you to the images.
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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
Look at each image 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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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text = “Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922.” Database with Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Library and Archives of Canada. Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.}}<br><br>
  
== Related Websites  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1823240
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|title=Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/022/022-908.003-e.html Library and Archives of Canada]
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
*[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/immigration/canada-passenger-lists.shtml Olive Tree Genealogy: Canadian Passenger Lists]
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|CID=CID1823240
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/immigrants-canada/index-e.html Immigrants to Canada]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935]]
 
*[[Canada Emigration and Immigration]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== 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  ===
 
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: 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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Passenger Lists
Collection years 1881-1922
Languages English, French
Title in the Language Listes de passagers canadiens
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Public Archives, Ontario


What is in this Collection?

These records include 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.

The Canadian government did not keep lists of emigrants. Before 1947, Canadian citizenship was not separate from British, and Canadians moved freely throughout the British Empire. Before 1895, when the United States government began keeping border-crossing records, Canadians moved to the United States with few restrictions.

During the early 20th century, consular officials of the Russian Empire stationed in Canada and the United States kept files on former empire residents who sought their aid (to help in filling out naturalization and passport applications or to obtain proof of military service in Russia).

These are especially helpful for documenting Jewish immigrants. Although this collection is mostly considered a list of Jewish immigrants from Russia, many of the records are for other ethnic immigrants, including Ukrainians and Finns.

There are very few passenger lists for ships coming into Canada before 1865. Lists were not made or were destroyed. The Library and Archives Canada website has posted an index of some lists that have survived. Some of these indexed names have been gathered from declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Passenger lists may contain the following information:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

See Images, in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images:
⇒Select the appropriate “Port of Arrival” category
⇒Select the appropriate “Arrival date - year”
⇒Select the appropriate “Name of Ship,” which will take you to the images.

As you search the collection by image, compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was looking for, Now What?

  • 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.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Try using spelling variations on the name. You can even try searching by nicknames you ancestor may have used.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922.” Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Library and Archives of Canada. Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.