Search Canadian Passenger Lists Free Through July 3
Posted by Diane
To celebrate Canada Day, subscription genealogy data service Ancestry.ca—the Canadian sister site to Ancestry.com—is making its collection of passenger lists from Canadian ports free through July 3.
The lists cover 1865 to 1935 and include names of more than 5.6 million individuals. An estimated 37 percent of Canada’s population has ancestors in the lists. US residents also may have relatives who arrived in Canada, then later traveled south to settle in the States.
See the full announcement here.
Access the Canadian passenger list collection here.
Canada Day, formerly Dominion Day, is July 1. It celebrates the anniversary of the British North America Act of 1867, which united Canada as a country of four provinces.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:43:55 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)