More news on Canadian arrival manifests #general

Harry Dodsworth <af877@...>

I was at National Archives (Canada) today and asked at the genealogy desk
when the rest of the Form 30A arrival cards for 1920 to 1924 would be
released. Names between A and Overland are already available.

Details are on the National Archives (Canada) website:

I was told that the microfilms >from Overland to Z are actually available.
However there is no storage cabinet space in the usual self service area.

As a temporary measure, the films are kept at the counter and can be
borrowed for internal use and returned during working hours (the microfilm
area is open for self service only evenings and weekends). They hope storage
cabinets will be available soon.

The lady was uncertain if copies were available for interlibrary loan yet.

The films for 1925 to 1935 are being processed; however it does seem that
because of privacy considerations, only the indexes will be available to
the public, and that researchers will have to ask archives staff to look
up a specific name.

With staff cutbacks, I am very doubtful about this process but it must
be better than using the Access to Information procedures that have been
necessary in the past.

Harry Dodsworth Ottawa Ontario Canada

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