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October 22, 2006

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1922 online

The scanned images for Canada Passenger Lists for the ports & years indicated below, have gone online at Collections Canada

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1922

Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official immigration documents from 1865 to 1935. The lists contain information such as the name, age, country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger. The lists are organized by port and date of arrival.

This database provides access to passenger lists for the ports of Québec (1865-1921), Halifax (1881-1912, to 1922 shortly), to Saint John (1900-1912), North Sydney (1906-1908), Vancouver (1905-1912) and Victoria (1905 to 1912), shortly.

Lists are not searchable by passenger name

October 14, 2006

Complete 1851 Canadian Census Index online soon

The FIRST complete index for the 1851 Census for all of Canada will be available for searching on October 24, 2006!

This database will enable genealogists to search the 1851 Census of Canada by name, in addition to searching by location, with superior searching and viewing capabilities.

This is the first time a comprehensive index has been made available, making it possible to track down ancestors who have been impossible to find until now without searching through reels of microfilm.

To read more and to find out how you can access this terrific database see

Updates will be posted as they become available and as the launch date comes closer.