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Sub-series consists of eighteen general registers of Chinese immigration or "Chinese General Registers" was created at the headquarters of the Chinese Immigration service in Ottawa. In theory these list all immigrants of Chinese ancestry arriving in Canada, 1885-1949. There are some entries for residents whose arrivals in Canada date from as early as 1860. Volumes 694-703 (reels C-9510 to C-9513) are the first ten registers, covering the years 1885-1903 and volumes 1061-1068 (reels T-3484 to T-3486) are registers eleven to eighteen, covering the years 1903-1949. The names in the registers are arranged numerically by Ottawa "serial number" and declaration number - hence, in very rough chronological order by the date the notice of the immigrant's arrival was submitted to Ottawa. Each entry gives the following information: individual's name; port, place and date of registration; number and date of issue of any C.I.5, C.I.6, C.I.28 and C.I.36 certificates granted; amount of head tax paid; sex, age and identifying physical characteristics; occupation; city, village and province of birth in China and last place of domicile; and the port and date of arrival and name of ship on which the immigrant arrived.
Microfilm reel T-3486
Microfilm reel C-9512
Microfilm reel T-3484
Microfilm reel C-9510
Microfilm reel T-3485
Microfilm reel C-9511
Microfilm reel C-9513
from 694 to 703
from 1061 to 1068
Copyright belongs to the Crown. In order to protect the fragile originals, when possible the microfilm copies of these records must be consulted rather than the originals.
Finding Aid 76-45 is a typed list of the registers, providing microfilm reel number, RG76 volume number, original register number, and the range of serial numbers and dates of registration in each volume. 76-45 (Paper)
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