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Immigration to USA through Canada #general


Gary & Ruth Ross <evieross@...>
 

My grandfather, Harry Weinar (originally Weinarab?), came to the USA
through Canada >from Russia (possible Sevestopol). Is there any way one can
find lists of immigrants who entered >from Canada? I don't think he was in
Canada for very long. Any ideas?

Thanks.

Ruth Ross
evieross@home.com


MsRachelR <msrachelr@...>
 

Ruth - I was able to find the passenger list >from the "boat" that my
grandfather arrived on >from Canada into Lewiston, NY. I had the date and
port >from my grandfather's naturalization papers. I suppose the boat was
more like what we think of today as a ferry. There was alot of information
provided on that passenger list. These collective passenger lists are
referred to as St Albans lists, as I believe it covers several small ports
bordering Canada in the Northeast US. Check out information on the NARA
website --->
http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/immigration/immigrat.html

I understand that it is possible through the Canadian Archives to find the
passenger arrival lists of our families who arrived *into* Canada - but I
personally have not gone down that path............. yet.

Rachel Reisman in Poughkeepsie, NY

Researching: KAPELUSNIC(Janow/Ivanovo), RATNOWSKY(Janow/Ivanovo),
LEVINE(Vilna/Kovno), GORDON(Vilna/Kovno), MALARSKA(Warsaw/Odessa?),
REISMAN/RAJZMAN(Warsaw/Odessa?), ABRAHAMSON(Russia-but where?),
SIMON(Russia-but where?)


Howard M. Rensin <hrensin@...>
 

The immigrant records of those entering Canada are in the Canadian
Archives in Ottawa and the U.S. records of those who crossed >from Canada are
in the National Archives in Washington with copies at different branches. I
believe the N.Y.C branch of the National Archives also has copies of those
records on microfilm.
The records of those who crossed >from Canada where often kept on 3x5
cards and that is the format you will see them in when you review the
microfilm. The hand writing can be 'challenging'.
Good luck.

My grandfather, Harry Weinar (originally Weinarab?), came to the USA
through Canada >from Russia (possible Sevestopol). Is there any way
one can find lists of immigrants who entered >from Canada? I don't
think he was in Canada for very long. Any ideas?


Dolores Palomo <sphinx@...>
 

NARA holds these records on microfilm. What you want are the Canadian
border entries, known as the St. Alban's lists. St. Alban's is a town in
Vermont, but this list nonetheless includes all entires into the US from
Canada via Atlantic and Pacific ports and everything in between. You can
read about them here. You can obtain the microfilms through the Family
History Centers if you are not located near a National ARchives branch.

http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/immigrant/rg85.html#sal

Dolores Palomo (Seattle)
Researching SEIDE, GABRIEL LEVY, QUARTIERMEISTER, ROTHENBERG


Jeff Sugarman <sugarjf@...>
 

In addition to the St. Albans lists already mentioned, NARA also has some
indexes of crossings >from Canada to Detroit.

The Canadian Archives has both passenger arrival lists and immigration
cards for each immigrant. If you can determine the date of arrival (maybe
from naturalization documents?), you may be able to find both. My
grandfather arrived in Quebec, sailing >from Antwerp in 1920. I requested
films >from the Canadian Archives by interlibrary loan. This worked out
well, and I was able to find both the passenger list and immigration card.

Jeff Sugarman
Los Altos, California


David Cooper <dcooper@...>
 

It is my understanding that the "index cards" are the Soundex index to
the St. Albans records. Each card represents a "Passenger Manifest"
entry similar to that used for ships. I have recently requested a copy
of the Manifest >from one of the index cards; but, it has not yet arrived.

...david

Researching: ALLEN,BERZONER,COHEN,COOPER,KUPFERZMIDT,
POSNER (POIZNER), PRITIKIN, STARKMAN

The immigrant records of those entering Canada are in the
Canadian Archives in Ottawa and the U.S. records of those who
crossed >from Canada are in the National Archives in Washington
with copies at different branches. I believe the N.Y.C branch of
the National Archives also has copies of those records on microfilm.
The records of those who crossed >from Canada where often kept on 3x5
cards and that is the format you will see them in when you review the
microfilm. The hand writing can be 'challenging'.


MsRachelR <msrachelr@...>
 

You will need the soundex to go into the US National Archives microfilm
series M1461 which is the St Albans Index where you will find the 3x5 card
images previously mentioned. The card image contains much of the
information >from the passenger list, including a pointer to that exact
list. The card image also contains a number in the form xxx-yy-z which
points you to the volume(xxx), sheet(yy) and line number (z) of the exact
microfilm in series M1464 St Albans Passenger Lists for you to see the
passenger manifest.

Rachel Reisman in Poughkeepsie, NY

Researching: KAPELUSNIC(Janow/Ivanovo), RATNOWSKY(Janow/Ivanovo),
LEVINE(Vilna/Kovno), GORDON(Vilna/Kovno), MALARSKA(Warsaw/Odessa?),
REISMAN/RAJZMAN(Warsaw/Odessa?), ABRAHAMSON(Russia-but where?),
SIMON(Russia-but where?)


barrychernick@...
 

"My grandfather, Harry Weinar (originally Weinarab?), came to the USA
through Canada >from Russia (possible Sevestopol). Is there any way one
can find lists of immigrants who entered >from Canada? I don't think he
was in Canada for very long. Any ideas?"
For the years covered, the "St. Albans" list includes the entire
US-Canada boarder. The lists are also available through LDS Family
History Centers.
Barry Chernick
Bellevue WA