BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland NEW: LIbrary & Archives Canada immigration databases #poland

Donna Dinberg <blacknus@...>

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of
"Traces of the Past", a new component of the virtual exhibition "Moving
Here, Staying Here: the Canadian Immigrant Experience".

You are invited to visit the site at:

Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Canadian
Culture Online initiative, the site uses documents held at LAC to tell
the exciting story of immigration to Canada >from the early 19th century
to the outbreak of the Second World War. As well as learning first
hand the trials of immigration through narratives enhanced by
manuscripts, publications and visual material, you are encouraged to
find your own family's history through the databases of digitized
documents ... such as passenger lists and muster rolls ... that are

In collaboration with the Canadian Genealogy Centre, LAC is pleased to
offer the following research tools, all of which include digitized
images of documents:

Passenger Lists

Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official immigration documents >from
1865 to 1935. The lists contain information such as the name, age,
country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger. The
lists are organized by port and date of arrival. This database
provides access to passenger lists for the ports of Quebec (1865-1921);
Halifax (1881-1912, and soon to 1922); Saint John (1900-1912); North
Sydney (1906-1908); Vancouver (1905-1912); and Victoria (1905 to 1912

The Ward Chipman Papers

Ward Chipman the Elder (1754-1824), a Massachusetts lawyer, was also an
army administrator in the State of New York between 1777 and 1783. In
1784, he settled in New Brunswick where he served as solicitor general
until 1808. The Ward Chipman Papers contain muster rolls of Loyalists,
and their families, who were members of demobilized regiments and who
settled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This research tool provides
access to nearly 19,000 references to Loyalist families.

The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers Collection (LI-RA-MA)

The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers collection (LI-RA-MA) contains documents
created between 1898 and 1922 by the Canadian consular offices of the
Tsarist Russian Empire. The series on passports and identity papers
(many with photos) contains approximately 11,400 files on Jewish,
Ukrainian and Finnish immigrants who came to Canada >from the Russian
Empire. Also included are passport applications and questionnaires
containing general information. Nearly half the database is now
available online, with the rest to be added soon.

The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of
this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Angele Alain at

Posted by:
Donna Dinberg
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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