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Description found in Archives
Sub-series part of
1. SHIPS' PASSENGER MANIFESTS, INDEXES TO ARRIVALS [textual records]
2. Records of entry, border entry lists, manifest indexes, manifest index retakes, and ship notifications of arrival [textual record: (microform)]
3. Records of Entry, Ship Notifications of Arrival, Quebec City and Halifax [textual records] (116-000058-5)
Microfilmed [ca. 1950-1970]
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
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.
Microfilm reel T-4876
Microfilm reel T-4877
Microfilm reel T-4875
Microfilm reel T-5982
Microfilm reel T-976
Microfilm reel C-4624
Microfilm reel T-5460
Microfilm reel T-5570
from T-4875 to T-4877
from T-976/X1 to T-976/X2
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The Ships Manifests Data Base has superseded the Ship Notifications of Arrival as a finding aid to the manifests.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)
Dates of creation note
Related control no.
1. 1984-85/671 GAD
2. 1985-86/586 GAD
3. 1988-89/058 GAD
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