Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Passenger and Crew Lists for U.S.-Bound Vessels Arriving in Canada, 1912-1939 and 1953-1962 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Selected Passenger and Crew Lists and Manifests. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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About U.S., Passenger and Crew Lists for U.S.-Bound Vessels Arriving in Canada, 1912-1939 and 1953-1962

This collection contains forms, or passenger lists, submitted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) by airline captains and shipmasters. These passenger lists and crew manifests provide information regarding vessels and passengers arriving in various Canadian ports from 1912-1939 and 1953-1962.

Records in this database include the following ports:

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Quebec Ports

Passenger lists often contain information for each alien or passenger. Information recorded may include:

  • Full name of passenger
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Citizenship (nationality)
  • Place of residence
  • Final destination
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Port of arrival
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of embarkation
  • Ship name
  • Shipping line
  • Etc.