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December 6, 2005

Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records at Montreal Quebec Canada

Another immigration database has just been put online. It is "Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal"

From 1823 to 1849, James Allison was a government emigrant agent at Montreal, Quebec Canada. He was responsible for the provisioning and transportation of destitute immigrants from Montreal to locations mostly in Upper Canad (Ontario). There were
several Emigration Agents in Upper and Lower Canada, each was resonsible for assisting poor immigrants in finding employment, shelter, provisions and transportation to their final destination.

This database is an index to names (first and last) with information on where and how to obtain full details if you find an ancestor.

This helps to fill in the challenging early years of Canadian immigration so don't miss having a look if you have a missing ancestor in this time period. Many immigrants arriving in Canada were on their way to USA, as fares were generally cheaper coming into Canada, so this database may help those looking anywhere in N. America