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Library and Archives Canada


Exploration and Settlement Databases

Moving Here, Staying Here

Immigrants Before 1865

Passenger Lists, 1865-1922

Passenger Lists for the Port of Quebec City, 1865-1900

Immigrants Sponsored by the Montreal Emigrant Society, 1832

Naturalization Records, 1828-1850 - Upper Canada and Canada West

Home Children, 1869-1930

Immigrants at Grosse ╬le Quarantine Station, 1832-1937

Immigrants from China, 1885-1949

Passenger Lists and Border Entries, 1925-1935 - Nominal Indexes

Citizenship Registration Records, 1851-1945 - Montreal Circuit Court

Canadian Naturalization, 1915-1951

Immigrants from the Russian Empire, 1898-1922

Contact information

Mailing address:
Genealogy Unit
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4

How to get copies

They can also be sent by fax to: (613) 995-6274
Or send orders by mail to:
Library and Archives Canada
Services Branch
Consultation Services
395 Wellington St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4

Canadian federal government

One Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada -- application form for an immigration document
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Public Rights Administration
360 Laurier Ave. W.
10th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1

Citizenship and Immigration Canada -- application form, permanent resident card

Access to Information Request Form
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Public Rights Administration
360 Laurier Ave. W.
10th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1

Searches of the National Registration of 1940
Census Pension Searches Unit
Census Operations Division
Statistics Canada
B1E-34 Jean Talon Building
Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6


Ancestry main page

Arrivals 1919-1924

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

Passenger and Immigration List Index, 1500s-1900s

Border crossing records, to Canada, 1908-1935
To search for people entering Canada from the United States.

Border crossing records, to the United States, 1895-1956

U.K. incoming passenger lists 1878-1960
This collection includes records of passengers arriving in the British Isles from Canada (and other non-European countries). It is a good source for finding people who returned to the British Isles to live or for a visit.

Other sources


Emigration Information from the Nineteenth Century
Lists of ships sailing to Canada, the ports, and the people.

Young Immigrants to Canada

The Ships List
Provides information on the ships used by our ancestors, as well as 1,800 passenger lists.

Olive Tree Genealogy
Historical and genealogical information includes Ships' Passenger Lists.

Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Canadian Ports of Arrival
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Canadian Ports of Arrival
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Canadian Ports of Arrival
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Canadian Ports of Arrival

New Brunswick Irish Portal
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, including thousands of records.

Petworth Emigration Project

Island Register (Prince Edward Island)

Maritime History Archive
On the site of Memorial University of Newfoundland. Includes crew lists.

Toronto Emigrant Office Assisted Immigration Records Database
Immigration records database 1865-1883. On the Archives of Ontario website.

Archives of Ontario -- Department of Immigration

British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa

Nanaimo Family History Society
The Nanaimo Family History Society has launched a remarkable project – indexing Canadian passenger lists from the early 1900s. So far, about 626,000 arrivals at Quebec, from 1905 through 1910, have been indexed.

Grosse ╬le and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site of Canada, Quebec

Pier 21, Canada's Immigration Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia

New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick

Vancouver Maritime Museum, Canada

Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, Canada

Germans from Russia arrivals
Halifax – 1900-1914
Quebec – 1900-1909 | Quebec – 1909-1914
Saint John – 1900-1909 | Saint John – 1909-1914

British Colonist, Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria's Victoria, British Columbia

MyHeritage -- Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists Index



Google News Archive

Google Books

eBay auction site

Abebooks - Advanced Book Exchange

Other countries

International -- Migration Museums Network

Czech Republic -- Kojßkovice Peasant and Emigration Museum, Czech Republic

Denmark -- Danish Emigration Archives

Finland -- Institute of Migration, Turku

Finland -- ┼land Islands' Emigrant Institute

France -- Museum of French Emigration to Canada, Tourouvre

Germany -- Ancestry -- Hamburg passenger lists 1850-1934

Germany -- Ancestry -- Hamburg passenger lists 1855-1934 (handwritten indexes)

Germany -- Bremen passenger list database

Germany -- German Emigrants Database at the Historisches Museum Bremerhaven

Germany -- Emigration From Southwest Germany

Germany -- Schleswig-Holstein, Germany emigration records

Germany -- German Emigration Centre Bremerhaven

Germany -- BallinStadt, the Emigration Museum Hamburg

Germany -- Rhineland Open-Air Museum, Kommern

Ireland -- Irish Emigration Database

Ireland -- Cobh Heritage Centre, Cork

Ireland -- Dunbrody Visitor Experience, New Ross

Ireland -- Famine Museum, Strokestown Park

Ireland -- Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Ireland -- Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Italy -- Italian Emigrant Database

Italy -- Regional Museum of Emigration, Perugia

Netherlands -- Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Norway -- Norway Heritage

Norway -- Norway Heritage Project

Norway -- Digitalarkivet, Bergen

Norway -- Norwegian Emigrant Museum

San Marino -- Museum of the Emigrant, San Marino

Scotland -- Digital Archive

Scotland -- Scottish Emigration Database

Spain -- Museum of the History of Immigration in Catalonia

Sweden -- Ancestry -- Swedish Emigration Records 1783-1951

Switzerland -- Swiss Centre of North America, incorporating Swiss Roots

United Kingdom -- The National Archives

United Kingdom -- Ancestors on Board -- outbound from the United Kingdom
Passengers outbound from England, 1890-1960. Cross-reference for your arrivals in Canada, with some years not covered by available passenger lists.

United Kingdom -- National Maritime Museum, London, England

United Kingdom -- 19 Princelet Street, London, England

United Kingdom -- Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, England

United Kingdom -- Maritime Archives and Library at Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool

United States -- Pacific Coast Immigration Museum, San Francisco

United States -- Ellis Island, New York City 1892-1924

United States -- Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City

United States -- Castle Garden, New York City 1830-1892

United States -- National Archives and Records Administration

United States -- Stephen Morse -- aids for success with databases

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