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Description found in Archives

Ship notifications of arrival [textual record (microform)] [1865-1922].

Date(s)

Microfilmed [ca. 1950-1970]

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

7 microfilm reels

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of ship notifications of arrival covering the period 1865 to 1922. The ship notifications of arrival are formal lists of immigrant ships arriving at Canadian and American ports of entry, prepared or collected and used by Immigration officials for reference within the Department. They constituted the only finding aids available to Immigration officers to locate manifests needed to verify individuals' entry to Canada. The notifications are lists of the names of all ships arriving at specified ports (normally those ships for which Immigration received copies of manifests) in rough chronological order. Arrivals for some ports are interfiled by month of arrival. The lists give a date and port of arrival for each ship. They sometimes also include the date and port of departure, the ship's owners, and notes on special parties aboard (e.g. child immigrants, sponsored groups, or ethnic groups). Most of the ship notifications exist in at least two versions: a rough early (handwritten or typed) draft, and a later typewritten edited version from which some notations (e.g. on immigrant parties aboard) have been omitted.

Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-4876
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-4877
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-4875
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-5982
32: Restricted by law
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-976
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel C-4624
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-5460
90: Open
Textual records: microform
Microfilm reel T-5570
90: Open
Textual records: microform
90: Open
Microfilm reel
C-4624
from T-4875 to T-4877
T-5460
T-5570
from T-976/X1 to T-976/X2
90: Open
Textual records: microform
90: Open
Microfilm reel
T-5982
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

The Ships Manifests Data Base has superseded the Ship Notifications of Arrival as a finding aid to the manifests. However, as the Notifications are on microfilm, they are available for loan outside of the National Archives through Inter-institutional Loan. They are therefore of use when it is not possible or desirable to consult the data base. (Electronic)

A list of arrivals for all ports for the years 1899-1909, prepared by the National Archives of Canada, appears on reel T-976. T-976 (Microform)

Finding aid 76-30 is a typed special index that provides the contents of each of the microfilm reels. 76-30 (Paper)

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Dates of creation note
This microfilm was produced by the Department during the 1950's and 1960's under microfilm authority M6-62. The originals were then destroyed.

Government

Related control no.

1. 1984-85/671 GAD
2. 1985-86/586 GAD
3. 1988-89/058 GAD
4. 116-000058-5
5. RG76
6. RG76-C-3