Friday, 18 January 2013

Updated Canada-US records on Ancestey

Two record sets received updates on Ancestry.
U.S., Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1922-1954, now comprising 90,225 records, are two-sided card manifests created in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1922-1954 or Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1923-1933 prior to travel to the US
Information includes: name, aliases, age, gender, marital status, birthplace, birth date, with various other including physical description, purpose of visit, passport and other immigration information, occupation, names of friends or next of kin, and residence.
Border Crossings: Canada to U.S., 1895-1954 is updated to 4,859,493 million records and another opportunity to find snowbirds.
Some of the original record images linked are individual cards, some passenger manifests. A significant number of a sample examined were a challenge to read.
The database generally includes: name, age, birth date, birthplace, gender, ethnicity/nationality, names of individuals accompanied by, name of nearest relative or friend in former country, name of nearest relative or friend at destination.
The following ports and years are included:
Idaho
Eastport, 1924-1954
Porthill, 1923-1954
Maine
Bangor, 1924-1952
Calais, 1906-1952 (also includes a few arrivals from 1877 to 1905)
Eastport, Fort Kent, Lubec, and Madawaska, 1906-1952 (also includes some departure records of U.S. citizens)
Fort Fairfield, 1909-1953 (also includes a few arrivals at Easton, ME, Houlton, ME, Boston, MA, and Buffalo, NY and a few alien departures)
Houlton, 1906-1952 (also includes some Indian admissions, ca. 1941-ca. 1953; “Records of Registry” documenting aliens’ previous arrivals for which no records could be found; Re-entry permits; persons admitted under the “Rule of Presumption” ; Land border departure records; War brides and their children)
Jackman, 1909-1953
Van Buren, 1906-1952
Vanceboro, 1906-1952 (also includes a few arrivals from 1888 to 1905 and a few arrivals at Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John, New Brunswick)
Minnesota
International Falls, Baudette, Duluth, Mineral Center, Pigeon River, Pine Creek, Roseau, and Warroad, 1907-1952 (also includes some departure records of U.S. citizens)
Noyes, 1917-1929
Montana
Babb, 1928-1956
Chief Mountain, Cut Bank, Del Bonita, Gateway, Great Falls, and Roosville, 1923-1956
Sweet Grass, 1917-1954
New York
Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, 1902-1954
Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, Waddington, Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent, Champlain, Clayton, Fort Covington, Moers, Rouses Point, Thousands Island Bridge, and Trout River, 1929-1956
North Dakota
Northgate and St. John, 1910-1921
Pembina and Walhalla, 1917-1929
Portal, 1915-1921
Vermont
Newport, 1906-1924
St. Albans, 1895-1954
Washington
Anacortes, 1924-1953
Blaine, 1905-1924
Danville, 1931-1956
Ferry, 1917-1956
Laurier and Marcus, 1923-1951
Lynden, 1923-1952
Metaline Falls, 1924-1954
Northport, May 1923-1951
Oroville, 1918-1954
Port Angeles, 1929-1952

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