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Ships Passenger Lists to Canada


Ships Passenger Lists to Canada

Where and how to find your ancestors on ships passenger lists to Canada. Ask for help or give help to others looking for passenger lists

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Latest Activity: May 24, 2016

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Started by Robyne Moran Dec 9, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello Everyone, I would like help on my questions. An ancestor of mine from what I have been told was lost at sea, what I would like to know if he was the only person or were their others on board…Continue

What's Available in Ships Passenger Lists to Canada

Started by Lorine McGinnis Schulze. Last reply by Donald Richard Mathieson Feb 16, 2013. 7 Replies

If your ancestors immigrated to Canada from Europe, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany or other countries that required a journey across the ocean, you will be looking for ships passenger…Continue

Tags: ShipsPassengerLists, Canada, Immigration


Started by Peter Rudd. Last reply by Julia Coppard May 17, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello, I am researching my grandmother's ancestry as I am trying to prove UK ancestry for myself for work purposes.  My grandmother was Constance Mabel Mitchinson.  She was born in Wigton,…Continue

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Comment by Slægtens Historie on May 17, 2011 at 10:17am

I am a Danish researher and I perform thorough quality control of all research files and have a large number of documented assignments behind me - for people - in Denmark as well as abroad.

I can translate all kinds of records: Land records, censuses, church parish records, wills, probate, immigration, and other types of records from German, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish to English.

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Comment by Michael Helmantoler on May 17, 2011 at 9:08am

I am looking for my SW German ancestors who could have been among the "Foreign Protestants" that came in early 1700s to Luneberg Co Nova Scotia near Halifax.  They probably left NS in 1740 to go to Lancaster PA in the USA.

My Irish ancestor Andrew Casey a Shoemaker came from Cork IE to Halifax, NS in late 1700s and went south to South Eastern Missouri. 

Comment by Donald Richard Mathieson on October 19, 2009 at 9:46am
Hi everyone ,
Just joined, I have a James F. Mathieson that came to Canada from scotland to canada, it would have to be before 1863, thats when he came to the United states....I have no clue where to look, I've looked on ancestry. com , but no luck...any help or suggestions would be appreciated
Comment by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on August 26, 2009 at 12:39pm
Glenn - great observations, thank you for sharing them with the group!
Comment by Glenn Roy Browne on August 22, 2009 at 3:32pm
I have made a lot of use out of the Ships Passenger Lists to Canada. I have found not only my mother and her family but seperately my father and his family in the records. In both families the father came to Canada first then the wife and children followed. The first lesson I learned was not to give up the first time you locate the person you are searching for. I found my paternal grandfather's record and assumed (never assume) that was the date of his first arrival in Canada. Wrong. He made the trip three times and my first hit was not his first visit. Lesson #1, keep searching. What tipped me off was the initials RC added to his second trip record. At first I thought they had incorrectly recored him as a Roman Catholic. Since he was from Northern Ireland by way of Scotland I realized this was not correct. Later I learned RC means "returned Canadian".
This meant it was not his first trip and a further search confirmed this fact.
When I find a family record in the ships manifest I always enlarge it and print it out. That way I get all the information recorded and readable. The bonus is the listing of the name and address of where the family is headed. Twice I have located other family members who had come to Canada at an earlier date and provided them with shelter in Montreal before they continued on to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Last and not least I learn who accompanied the family member on the trip to Canada. I had been left with the story that my father came to Canada at age 14 with his 16 year old brother. In fact they were escorted by their older sisters. Even the family verbal history can be flawed.

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