Re: Tracking a passenger across the Atlantic through England

Sharen Hogarth

I have a document from 1906 noting that my grandparents provided information at the U.S./Manitoba Canada border in order to confirm that they had travelled by boat from Belgium to Canada and  taken a train from Halifax to Winnipeg, Manitoba en route to Minneapolis. The document notes that they originally came from Russia, how much money they had & the name & address of my grandfather’s uncle in Minneapolis.

Their ship manifest from Belgium also noted that they were headed to the U.S.

Sharen Hogarth



Tracking immigration from England to North America includes Canadian ports such as Halifax and Quebec City among other dockings. From the British North American ports (Canada after 1867), immigrants made their way to their various destinations. Thus, not finding ancestors on ship manifest lists recording entry to U. S. ports may suggest that initial entry was 'north of the border'. In this case, I believe there are not entry records.


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