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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS

* Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in Ports of Arrival U.S.A. | Canada | Australia & New Zealand | South Africa | England
* Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists Outbound from USA & Canada
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Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1800 to 1820

Finding Ancestors on Canadian Passenger Lists
Start your ancestor search with Canadian Passenger Lists online, Passengers & Immigration Help, What's available in Canadian immigration before 1865, or Finding Ships Passenger Lists to Canada

Ships Passenger Lists Before 1865

There are no comprehensive ships passenger lists of immigrants arriving in Canada prior to 1865. Until that year, shipping companies were not required by the government to keep their passenger manifests.

Immigration Projects Online

* Immigrants proceeding to Upper Canada via New York 1817-1819 Index to online Passes for 199 individuals who were issued passes to go from New York to Upper Canada shortly after arriving in the USA
* Edinburgh Settlers 1815 General List of Settlers enrolled for Canada under the Government Regulations at Edinburgh 1815. These lists of passengers are a compilation of two lists.
* Return of Irish Catholic (Counties Wexford & Carlow) families who Sailed from New Ross to Upper Eastern Canada in 1817
* Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records with Ships Names 1819 - 1840 (New York City, New York) includes individuals who had sailed into Canada first
* Ships passenger lists for Peter Robinson Settlers sailing 1825 Ireland to Canada (includes passenger lists and surgeon's logs of the sick and dying, plus 180 Settlers Survey Responses 1823-1825)
* St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records 1819-1836
* Poor Law Union Immigration from England to Canada 1836-1853 names of impoverished emigrants sent from England to Canada on board 23 ships. Also names of emigrants each year from 1836 - 1871 (no ship names)
* The Hawke Papers, letterbooks of Chief Emigrant Agent Anthony B. Hawke are available at the Archives of Ontario from 1831 to 1892. Search the searchable database 1865 - 1883 The 1831-1865 records are not online but can be consulted at the Ontario Archives
* Passenger Books of J & J Cooke, Shipping Agents with sailings from Londonderry Ireland to Quebec and St. John New Brunswick from 1847 to 1871.
* People from the Fitzwilliam estate in Ireland who settled in Ontario, 1847-1855 Settlement in East half of Ontario
*A Story of Emigration: Southwest Wicklow (Ireland) to Ontario 1840s Settlement in West half of Ontario
* Index of Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal
* Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal, 1823-1845 on Ancestry.com Full details [$]
* Emigration Agent Returns of Emigrant Orphans, 1847 on Ancestry.com [$]
* Filling in the Gaps: Partial Ships Passenger Lists 1850-1855 Names of Individuals in the New York Almshouse who arrived in Canada before going on to New York (includes name of ship, date of arrival and more)
* Return of Emigrants Landed at the Port of Kingston Ontario, Canada 1861-1882 gives the final destination of the individuals, their date of arrival at Kingston and more.
* Petworth Immigrants 1832-1837
* Emigrants from England in New York City Almshouse 1818-1830 - 254 names of English immigrants to Canada & USA including the name of the ship they sailed on
* Irish Immigrants at Grosse-Īle - 33,026 immigrants whose names appear in surviving records of the Grosse-Īle Quarantine Station between 1832 and 1937.
* Search most ships lists on the Internet going to Canada and the online InGeneas databases for immigration to Canada 1800s
* Saint John New Brunswick Customs House Passenger Lists 1815, 1832, 1833-1834 & 1837-1838 - the only known surviving lists from this time period. Most of the Customs House records were lost in 1877 in the Great Fire of Saint John. Famine lists from 1845-1850 appear also to have been lost.
* Colonial Archives Database contains over 70,000 detailed descriptions of documents in the archival collection mainly of the British and French colonial periods. Search Tip from Lorine: Use French keyword "passagers" to virew the 526 entries re passengers to New France, Louisiana etc. Note that the records are NOT duplicated in both English & French. For eg. "passengers" gives 89 hits only
* Index to Miscellaneous Immigrants to Canada Before 1865 A number of lists have been indexed by name in this database. Many of the records relate to immigrants from the British Isles to Quebec and Ontario, but there are also references to settlers in other provinces. The database also includes other types of records such as declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.


Passenger lists for Ships to Canada after 1865

Search Tip - English or Irish ancestors to Canada might be found in U.K. Directories, 1680-1830, Irish Flax Growers List, 1796 or Irish Records Index, 1500-1920

 FREE access to Ships' Passenger Lists on Ancestry.com - Find your Immigrant Ancestors! No credit card required

NEW! Request a search for your ancestor in the following Books of Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists Records from my personal collection. These Canadian immigration records are not online.
  • [BOOK 1] Names of Emigrants 1845-1847. Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal (Quebec Canada)
  • [BOOKS 2-4] Canada Company Remittance Books 1843-1847 in 3 Volumes.
  • [BOOK 5] Index of Passengers Who Emigrated to Canada between 1817 and 1849.
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1801
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Dove From Scotland, to Pictou, Nova Scotia Canada in 1801
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Dove Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia Canada 1801
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Sarah 1801 From Scotland, destination Canada
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Sarah Scotland to Pictou Nova Scotia 1801
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1803
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListCommerce August 10, 1803 , bound to Pictou Nova Scotia from Perthshire
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListPolly 1803 *Reconstructed passenger list (Selkirk Settlers Identified from Past and present of P.E.I. Canada, Skye, and Hebridean Pioneers)
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe PollyScotland to PEI 1803
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1804
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Oughton Scotland to Pictou Nova Scotia, Canada 1804
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1806
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListRambler Tobermory Great Britain to PEI Canada 1806
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListElizabeth & Ann Thurso N. Britain to PEI Canada 1806
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Spencer Scotland to PEI Canada 1806
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListRambler from Tobermory, Scotland, to Nova Scotia in 1806.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListElizabeth and Ann to Pictou in 1806.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Humphreys Tobermory N. Britain to PEI Canada 1806
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Isle of Skye Aberdeen Scotland to PEI Canada 1806
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1808
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListClarendon 1808 Tobermory N. Britain to Charlottetown PEI Canada
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1813
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListPrince of Wales Scotland to Hudson Bay, Canada 1813
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1814
free Ships Passenger List to Canada Officers, Seamen and Marines of His Majesty's Fleet on Lake Ontario, killed and wounded at Oswego on 6 May 1814 on Ship Prince Regent & Ship Princess Charlotte
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1815

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListPrince of Wales Scotland to Hudson Bay, Canada 1815
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy ships passenger list  Favourite sailed from Glasgow October 22nd 1815 to St. John NB
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1817
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Valiant Hull, Yorkshire Eng. to PEI Canada, 1817
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List Two Brothers Wales to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1818
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListImmigrants to Quebec 1818

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListRECORD OF CANADIAN SHIPPING 1786-1920 - The Frederick W. Wallace Ship Lists Searchable database

You may wish to join CAN-SHIPSLISTS-PRE1865. This is a mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ship passenger lists, immigration records, naturalization records and ships' lists substitutes for immigration to Canada before 1865. To subscribe send "subscribe" to can-shipslists-pre1865-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or can-shipslists-pre1865-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode)." More information can be found on the Rootsweb CAN-SHIPSLISTS-PRE1865 page.

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