Ship Passenger Lists to Canada Searches

Sadly, there are not complete sets of passenger lists to Canada before 1865 because of lack of government requirement to keep each ship manifest. There are some transcriptions of passenger lists that have been preserved scattered across the internet. multiple search engines to Canada; be sure to scroll down to search each one. Each search engine uses a different database.

Passenger Lists to Canada Search

Custom Canada transcribed passenger list search by Ancestor Search

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Immigration Records 1925-1935
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    Wildcard characters: $ (eg. colon$ for colonie, colony, etc.)
    ? (eg. Sm?th for Smith, Smyth, etc.)
      Important notes
    • for surnames using ': for example for O'Brien and other similar surnames, type OBrien
    • for surnames having two words: for example for Van Horne use quotes such as "Van Horne"

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