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Ontario, Immigration Records, 1862-1897
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Ontario, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Immigration Records
Collection years 1862-1897
Languages English
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Ontario Bureau of Archives (Archives of Ontario)


What is in This Collection?

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?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Person's name
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Event date
  • Place of emigration
  • Nationality

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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?

  • 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

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