LAC announces free to all access at the LAC website to digitized reels of Canada border entry records, 1908-1918 and 1925-1935. You can now access 121,302 images of immigration records. They are not name indexed.
Start at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-130-0012-e.html?PHPSESSID=6h8gs14fsfbfcjqdtdqldt9k46 to understand the records and identify the reel or reels of interest. Then go to http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=30 for a clickable list of microfilm numbers.
These records were made available, name indexed, in April 2009 by Ancestry.ca. If LAC were interested in being helpful to researchers, rather than just announcing the availability of reel images on their site, they would surely have made the availability of a name indexed version known in their announcement.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
at 12:46 a.m.