Monday, 4 May 2015

FamilySearch adds Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922

This new FamilySearch database contains an index and images of ships' passenger lists for the ports of Quebec City, 1900-1921; Halifax, 1881-1922; Saint John, 1900-1912; North Sydney, 1906-1912; Vancouver, 1905-1912; Victoria, 1905-1912; and for those identified as in transit to Canada, New York, 1906-1912; and Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912. Access the database at

This fills a gap at Library and Archives Canada in the free access to indexed records including the massive early 20th century immigration.

To search by Port of Entry and/or year of entry click on Any under Search with a Life Event and fill in the boxes under Any Place and Any Year (Range).

LAC has name indexed databases
Passenger Lists for the Port of Quebec City, 1865-1900, and
Passenger Lists and Border Entries, 1925-1935 - Nominal Indexes
as well as specialised lists such as those for Home Children. That leaves a gap at LAC which is covered by a database Passenger Lists, 1865-1922 not name indexed, only indexed by ship, data and port.

Ancestry has long covered the period with a name indexed database Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935.

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