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    1. [CANADA-IMMIGRANTS] Upate: What's Available in Ships Lists to Canada Before 1865
    2. Olive Tree Genealogy
    3. Hello everyone There seems to be renewed interest in tracing an ancestor who arrived in Canada before 1865 - a challenging time period! This is an update to the original note I wrote in February 2007 about Immigration Projects Online and ships passenger lists to Canada before 1865. Remember that before 1865, Canada did not require ships passenger lists to be kept so these projects may be all you can find for an ancestor's arrival Some of the URLs below are more than one line long and cannot be clicked on in email. You can always go to and use the clickable links there to get to all of these free records * Return of Irish Catholic (Counties Wexford & Carlow) families who Sailed from New Ross to Upper Eastern Canada in 1817 _canada_1817 * Peter Robinson Settlers sailing 1825 Ireland to Canada Final settlement took place in Peterborough Ontario * St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records 1819-1836 x.htm * Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records with Ships Names 1819 - 1840 (New York City, New York) includes individuals who had sailed into Canada first * The Hawke Papers, letterbooks of Chief Emigrant Agent Anthony B. Hawke are available at the Archives of Ontario from 1831 to 1892. Searchable database 1865 - 1883 at * Passenger Books of J & J Cooke, Shipping Agents with sailings from Londonderry Ireland to Quebec and St. John New Brunswick from 1847 to 1871. * People from the Fitzwilliam estate in Ireland who settled in Ontario, 1847-1855 Settlement in East half of Ontario tario_fitzwilliam_estate * A Story of Emigration: Southwest Wicklow (Ireland) to Ontario 1840s Settlement in West half of Ontario * Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal 1847a.htm * Partial Ships Passenger Lists 1850-1855. Names of Individuals in the New York Almshouse who arrived in Canada before going on to New York (includes name of ship, date of arrival and more) * Return of Emigrants Landed at the Port of Kingston Ontario, Canada 1861-1882 gives the final destination of the individuals, their date of arrival at Kingston and more. 1862may * Petworth Immigrants 1832-1837 * Emigrants from England in New York City Almshouse 1818- 1830 - 254 names of English immigrants to Canada & USA including the name of the ship they sailed on * Irish Immigrants at Grosse-Île - 33,026 immigrants whose names appear in surviving records of the Grosse-Île Quarantine Station between 1832 and 1937. * Search most ships lists on the Internet going to Canada and the online InGeneas databases for immigration to Canada 1800s * Saint John New Brunswick Customs House Passenger Lists 1815, 1832, 1833-1834 & 1837-1838 - the only known surviving lists from this time period before 1865 dex.htm * Colonial Archives Database contains over 70,000 detailed descriptions of documents in the archival collection mainly of the British and French colonial periods. * Index to Miscellaneous Immigrants to Canada Before 1865 A number of lists have been indexed by name in this database. Many of the records relate to immigrants from the British Isles to Quebec and Ontario, but there are also references to settlers in other provinces. The database also includes other types of records such as declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans. canada/index-e.html Remember - if you can't click on some of the URLs above you can always go to and use the clickable links there to get to all of these free records Best of luck in your research and feel free to pass this message on to any list or person you think would be interested. -- Lorine McGinnis Schulze * Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists) * Naturalization Records * Images of Ships Lists [email protected] or [email protected]

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