Ontario, Immigration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Ontario, Immigration Records, 1862-1897
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|Location of Ontario, Canada|
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|Ontario Bureau of Archives (Archives of Ontario)|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This publication includes immigration records of Ontario between 1862-1897. The originals are part Record Group 11 of the Ontario Department of Immigration at the Archives of Ontario in Toronto.
Selected Records Included in this Collection
- Passenger Bonus Receipts
- Application for Refund Bonus
- Registers of Applications for Passage Warrants
- Arrival Destination Records
- Refund Bonus Lists
- Assisted Passage Certificates
- Refund Bonus Certificates
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Person's name
- Event date
- Place of emigration
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
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- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information you have found to find the person in census records
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
- Search the records of nearby areas
- Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
- A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Ontario.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
- Canada, Nova Scotia, Records of Aliens pre-examined at Halifax, 1923-1933.
- Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954
- United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1894-1954.
- United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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