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Immigration Records include ships’ manifests (ships’ lists), border records of entry, juvenile immigration, naturalization, and citizenship.
Ancestry Library Edition Database
The following topics relating to immigration records are available and may be searched in Ancestry Library Edition at any BPL public computer. Please note that content is updated regularly so we suggest that you take the time to explore for further additions.
- Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
- Ships Passengers Arriving in Canada, 1919-1924
- Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
- Canadian Immigrant Records, Part One and Part Two, 1780-1906
- Early Ontario Settlers (Book)
Books & Print Materials
(BUR) refers to non-circulating items located in the Burlington History Room. To view these items, please present your library card or other identification at the 2nd floor Information Desk, Central Library.
(RR) or Ready Reference, also (REF) or Reference, refers to an item that must be used in the library.
- Canadian Passengers Inward Bound, 1856-1858, by Mary Kearns Trace, 1997 - 929.371 TRA (REF)
- Destination Canada: A Guide to 20th Century Immigration Records, by Dave Obee, 2002 - 929.371 DES
- Getting From Here to There: Identifying the Origin of Immigrants to Canada: Links and Resources, by Fawne Stratford-Devai, 2003 - 929.1072 STR (REF)
- Index of Some Passengers Who Emigrated to Canada Between 1817 & 1849, by John A. Acton, 2003 - 929.308921071 ACT
- Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, Cumulated Supplements, 1985- (3 volumes) 929.3 PAS (REF)
- Province of Ontario Immigration Records: an Overview, by Fawne Stratford-Devai, 2003 - 929.3713 STR
- Upper Canada Naturalization Records, 1828-1850, by Donald A. McKenzie, 1991 - 929.3713 MCK