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Description found in Archives

General nominal index [textual record (microform)] [1825-1935].


Microfilmed [ca. 1950-1970]

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

26 microfilm reels

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of a nominal index created by Immigration officials. This index covers arrivals by sea and by land from 1925 to 1951. The index is available only on microfilm, one reel for each letter of the alphabet. Each reel contains a series of 25 indexes, arranged by years in the following sequence: 1951 (Ocean and Border arrivals), Ocean arrivals: 1949-1950, 1948, 1947, 1944-1946, 1939-1943, 1933-1938, 1930-1932, 1929, 1927-1928, Border entries: 1949-1950, 1948, 1946-1947, 1942-1945, 1939-1941, 1936-1938, 1933-1935, 1932, 1931, 1930, 1929, 1928, 1927, 1925-1926. Each index entry contains the following details: surname, given name(s), age, sex, nationality, port of arrival (for ocean arrivals only), date of arrival, volume, page, line number. The year, volume, page and line numbers are used to locate an individual's record of entry in the actual passenger lists or border entry lists.

Textual records: microform
96: Restrictions vary
Microfilm reel
from T-15394 to T-15419
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. Since the personal information found in the records dating from 1 January 1936 is subject to access restrictions under the Privacy Act, the index is not open to the public. Staff of the National Archives' Genealogy Unit, Reference and Researcher Services Division, will consult the index on behalf of researchers for the 1925 to 1935 period only.

No finding aid

Additional information

Custodial history
Information in the index dating from 1936 to 1951 is not considered part of the National Archives' holdings; researchers must contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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

No further accruals are expected.

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


Related control no.

1. M-6-62
2. 2014-00319-X
3. RG76
4. R1206