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Official Immigration Related Documents &c (various countries)
  • Total Emigration from UK 1815 to 1870
    Table of total Emigration from the United Kingdom for each of the fifty-six years from 1815 to 1870, for the North American Colonies, United States, Australia and New Zealand, &c.
  • Emigration & New Settlements - 1829
    An extract from a longer report of the questions posed to and answers made to a Parliamentary Committee, by A.C. Buchanan, "His Majesty's resident Agent for superintending settlers and Emigrants in the Canadas." . . this extract is in regard to the lack of settlement of Lower Canada (Quebec) and the methods used on the emigrants to entice them, or confuse them, or fool them into continuing to the United States.
  • Emigration & New Settlements - 1830
    An interesting extract from the Quebec Gazette, discussing totals and comparisons for the years 1828 to 1830 and noting the percentage who proceeded on to the United States ; the 1830 emigration is further addressed by country of origin &c. of the emigrants ; and the Scottish emigration to Lower Canada, via the port of New York.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death at Sea
    Information about the Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths at sea. How to locate such records.
  • Indirect passage from Europe, Transmigration via the UK, 1836-1914 (off-site link)
    (by Dr. Nicholas J. Evans of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, formerly of The AHRB Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.)
  • Report of the Select Committee to Examine into Frauds Upon Emigrants, 1847 (off-site link)
    (By Thomas Smith, New York (State) Assembly, Legislature, Published 1847 by C. Van Benthuysen, public printer)
    A wonderful published report which examines the frauds being perpetrated upon emigrants and others by "runners" and river and canal boat operators. The emigrants were destined from New York to the US Western States and Territories, as well as Upper and Lower Canada, via the Hudson River to Albany, then the Erie Canal or via Railroad and / or Lake Steamers. The report includes many affidavits and statements from emigrants, agents &c.
  • Fares & frauds upon emigrant passengers arriving via New York, 1847
    extracted from the Report above, including tables of Fares.
  • Passenger Act, 1849
    Abstract of the New Passenger Act, 1849, as regards to voyages to North America. Includes details of "passenger contracts" and the legal rights of passengers, before, during and after the voyage.
  • Proclamation on the Passengers' Act for New South Wales 1849
    Citing a rule of computation by which the length of the voyage of any ship carrying passengers from New South Wales should be calculated (very useful), and a list of Medicines, Medical Instruments and Medical Comforts.
  • Hints to Emigrants to the North American Provinces ca. 1847-1849
    Cautions to emigrants, plus advice on tools, length of passage, inward travel, colonial tax and routes and rates via the ports of Quebec and New York.
  • Migration from Northern Europe to America via the Port of Hull, 1848-1914 (off-site link)
    (includes wonderful pictures of Hull)
    (by Dr. Nicholas J. Evans of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, formerly of The AHRB Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen.)
  • Latter-day Saint Scandinavian Migration through Hull, England 1852-1894 (off-site link)
    (co-authored by Fred E. Woods, Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University and Dr. Nicholas J. Evans of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull)
  • Passage Regulations, South Australia 1858
    The new regulations which had been enforced by the Crown Land and Immigration office, Adelaide, for both Free Passage and Assisted Passage of emigrants from Britain to South Australia.
  • Effects of Passengers dying on the Voyage ca. 1859
    Varied methods of handling the effects of the dead in the Australian colonies ; British North American colonies ; and Jamaica
  • Assisted Passage from United Kingdom to South Australia, 1862
    New Regulations for:— Assisted Passage ; Free Passage ; Remission Certificates, including information regarding payments toward passages, eligibility, applications, approvals, outfitting and cautions.
  • Passenger Act 1864
    British Passengers Act of 1864 which is an amendment to the "Passengers Act of 1855."
  • Immigration Report of 1864 for Nova Scotia
    A report about the ships which brought immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1864, which contains the lists of passengers arriving aboard Kedar, Euroclydon, Europa, and Indian Queen.
  • Immigration Report of 1865 for Nova Scotia
    A report about the ships which brought immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1865, and the need for Miners.
  • Immigration Report of 1866 for Nova Scotia
    A report about the ships which brought immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1866. This is a lengthy report, with detailed information about the state of mining in Nova Scotia, with much written about the Cornish miners, and Scottish miners (who arrived from Glasgow aboard the Doctor Kanepassenger list) Interesting information about migration of immigrants to & from the United States.
  • Regulations for Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, 1866
    Regulations for the Quarantine Station at Grosse-Isle, Quebec, pertaining to arriving vessels, inspections of ships & immigrants, trades-people, pilots (of vessels), and inspecting-Physician.
  • Immiration Reports for Adelaide, 1866 &1867
    Newspaper report about the wreck of the assisted emigrant ship, Amoor whose passengers were mostly transferred to the Trevelyan | Doctor Douglas' April 1866 report | Doctor Douglas' June 1866 report | Doctor Douglas' October 1866 report | 1866 Immigration report | Doctor Douglas' October 1867 report
  • Assisted Immigration Information c. 1869
    Information from the National Emigration Aid Society about assisted emigration to the "Colonies" of Victoria and Queensland in Australia, to Canterbury, New Zealand, and occasionally to Western Australia, with "bounty tickets" to Tasmania. Also, information about which Colonies were offering Grants of Land in 1869, including Canada.
  • Changes in Passage Regulations for South Australia 1872-1873
    Some confusing changes reported in the contemporary Newspapers.
  • Canadian Immigration reports
    Selected extracts from the Quebec report for 1870, 1873 and 1877, including a list of Immigrants sent to Hospital at Quebec in 1873. Extracts from the Halifax and St. John Quarantine Reports for 1870 and 1871 with details of ship arrivals at those ports. Mention of immigration to St. John via the port of New York
  • Naturalization Canada 1870
    Communication regarding a convention between her Majesty and the President of the United States of America.
  • Immigration Report for New York 1871
    Annual Report of the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York, for the year ending December 31, 1871. Including arrival dates of the ships on which small-pox or illness broke out during the voyage.
  • Immigration Report for New York 1872
    Annual Report of the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York, for the year ending December 31, 1872. Including arrival dates of the ships on which small-pox or illness broke out during the voyage.
  • Immigration Report for New York 1873
    Annual Report of the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York, for the year ending December 31, 1873. Including arrival dates of the ships on which small-pox or illness broke out during the voyage.
  • Immigration Report of the Scandinavian Agent for Canada, 1873
    Report of the arrangements made for Scandinavian Emigrants wishing to immigrate to Canada in 1873.
  • Immigration Report of the Scandinavian Agent for Canada, 1874
    Report of the arrangements made for Scandinavian Emigrants wishing to immigrate to Canada in 1874, including accomodations made by Allan Line, to collect emigrants from northern Iceland.
  • Petition of Seaman Against the Perils of the Sea, 1890
    Two Petitions: I. From Seamen for Help Against the Dangers of the Sea. II. From the "Shipping Interest" of Montreal. - handwritten notation 1890
  • Marriages at Sea, 1854-1972 (this is a large file, so is slow loading)
    From the British Board of Trade registers of marriages at sea which began in 1854
  • Immigrants Admitted to Canada by Ethnic Origin 1896-1915
    Broken down by British & "Other" for the years 1896 to mid-1900, then by Nationality, from mid-1900 to 1915. From Statistics Section - Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Canada Immigration Report 1900
    Extracts from the the 1900 Canadian Immigration Report, from the Sessional Papers of the Government of Canada 64 Victoria (25) 1901
  • Canada Immigration Report 1901
    Extracts from the the 1901 Canadian Immigration Report, from the Sessional Papers of the Government of Canada 1-2 Edward VII (25) 1902 including Nationalities arriving, by shipping line in 1901
  • East End Emigration Fund, London, 1910
    Transcript of a letter found attached to the manifest of the Canada from 1910. The letter was written by Mr. Culver (Secretary of the "Fund") to Mr. Marquette, who acted as an agent for several of the societies including the Self-Help and the East End Emigration Fund emigrants. It lists several young men and families.
  • Form 30A Canada 1919-1924
    Facsimilie of a blank Form 30A manifest which was used for Canadian Immigration purposes during the years 1919-1924. A separate Form 30A record was filed for each passenger. See the National Archives of Canada website for microfilm numbers of Form 30A records. In January 1925, Canada reverted to the familiar "big-sheet" manifest form.
  • Canadian Citizenship 1947
    Extract of a January 1947 newspaper article, regarding the changes in the Canadian Citizenship Act.
  • Canadian Citizenship at Birth or by Derivation (as of March 1959)
    Explanation of Aquistition of Canadian Citizenship, by birth, derivation from father, or by marriage, and by Naturalization.

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