the transcriber couldn't make out a portion of what was written out in
a column, those
letters (or letter) were replaced by “?”. If the transcriber could see
something was written in a column but couldn't make it out,
“illegible” was used. If it was blank, then the column was
The list is sorted by surname. Remember that if a transcriber
was not able to make out
all of the name, a “?” may replace some letters. The “?” will
sort to before the letters.
Is written as on the page. Sometimes a military rank or title
The date the ship arrived.
Name of ship
- The ships name. “SS” was dropped if it was included in the
- On the
passenger list, there are four columns for age, adult male, adult
female, child male
and child female (child under 14 years). If a number was
written in then that number is shown. Frequently only the
checked, in which case an a for Adult or c for child may be
shown. Be careful in using this distinction as marks made for
other purposes may confuse the issue or obscure the original
markings. “inf” or “inft” indicates an infant. Some of
transcriptions may show an M or F for male or female in this
column. Later transcriptions show the sex in the notes
column. The sex is indicated only when the transcriber feels
it is not apparent from the persons name.
Country of Birth
- Shows the birth country as it is written on the list. If
English is shown
then that will be written as opposed to England. Sometimes
Returning Canadian will be written or a stamp “RET’D CANADIAN”
(indicating a returning Canadian) will obscure the original
information, in which case “Retd Canadian” will be shown.
Returning Canadian does not mean the person was born in
Canada. It only means the person has established a residence
in Canada and is
returning. Frequently the page will show where and how long
the person has been in Canada. See below for more information
country of birth.
- Is comprised of two parts. The first part (before the dash)
is the number of the
page starting with the first page that has passenger names
listed. The second portion shows the page number as shown on
whether the ship arrived at Halifax or Quebec (which included Montreal).
the number of the of microfilm that has the ship on it. This
is the number that the
Library and Archives Canada uses. If the ship is the first
ship on the film you may find the film starting with passenger pages as
opposed to the front page showing the details of the ships.
In that case front page for that ship is usually found on the preceding
the place to show any additional data that the transcriber felt needed
included. If a persons name has been crossed out, the name
will be included with a notation made here to the effect that it has
crossed out. (m) or (f) indicates the person indicated had
their age checked in the male or female column. This is
if the transcriber thought the name didn't indicate the sex.
indicates the person was on a ship that we had problems with, in the
transcribing of the list.
See the listing of Problem Ships below.
indicates that the person was only identified by their occupation to
the person they were
accompanying. In order to indicate who the person was travelling with
we have modified the entry by inserting the surname of person they were
accompanying. A separate listing of these persons is here
Names on the Same Ships Arrival
If someone was sent to Grosse Isle, there was an additional listing
made up when they were released from Grosse-Īle on the same form
as the passenger manifest. As these listing are with rest of the pages
from that ship, they have been indexed as well. When you find a name
that you are interested in and it is duplicated, it is possible that
the person had been admitted to Grosse-Īle. You can confirm this
by checking the Immigrants
website at the Canadian Genealogy Centre. If
you initially don't find the person when searching by name, try
searching by Ship and Year as their spellings may vary from ours.
Canada arriving 4 November 1904
A number of pages has been mixed up with the Bavarian arriving 29
October 1904. The persons indicated with an "01" will be found on that
page number of the Bavarian.
Kastalia arriving 28 August 1906
- On the Library and
Archives Canada website this ship is listed as the Nastalia.
Kensington arriving 24 June 1906
- On microfilm the Kensingtons Grosse Isle releases follows the Ionians
(23 June 1906) Grosse Isle releases.
Lake Erie arriving 6 Nov
- The cover page of the Sardinian arriving 8 Nov
1906 was inserted between pages 7 & 8 of the Lake Erie. The
result of this is that passengers on pages eight through 12 of the Lake
Erie are shown on the Library and Archives website as being on the
Sardinian. For confirmation of this, image #4 of the Sardinian which is
marked as page 10 names the Lake Erie immediately after the words
"Second Class Canadian". If the person you are looking for is listed as
being on pages 8 through 12 on the Lake Erie, bring up the Sardinian
arriving on 8 Nov 1906,deduct six from the first part of the page
number and that will be the image number on the Sardinian. The last
part of the page number will confirm that you have the right page.
Latona arrivng 7 Sep 1906
the Library and Archives Canada website this ship is listed as the
Commerce, arriving 20 June 1906
- On microfilm the list for this ship is found after Lake Champlains
list of Grosse-Isle releases. On the Library and Archives Canada
website it is the second page of the Manchester Commerce arriving 31
Montreal arriving 30 Sep 1906
- The corner of a page is turned down and obscures the few rew letters
of 8 names. As the list is in alphabectical order the names begin
with a P,Q,R or S.
Montreal arriving Quebec,
22 Jul 1910
- This ship has two pages pages that are
totally illegible. Up to sixty
passenger names may be missing.
Prinz Adalbert arriving
16 May 1909
arriving May 1909
Adalbert arriving May 1909
- These three ships are
listed one after the other on microfilm T-4760. We suspect that these
are possibly the same ship, however on a cover page the Konig Adalbert
written very legibly (many ships carrying large amounts of passengers
have more than one cover page), so we are listing them as they appear.
Victorian arriving 7 May 1905 -
coverpage for the Victorian is 27 pages into the listing for that ship.
While the first page of the Victorian is clearly indicated as the
Victorian, Library and Archives Canada has placed the first twenty-six
pages of the Victorian listing with with the Ottawa arriving on the
same day. If the person you are interested in has a page number where
the first three digits are lower than 027 then add 21 to the page
number to find the listing on the Ottawa's listing. If the person has a
page number greater than twenty seven, subtract 26 from the page number
in order to find that person on the Victorian's listing.
notes on Country of Birth.
of the world has changed
considerably since the early 1900's. The following list (found on film
T-4759, with the Montreal arriving 28 September, 1908), is included to
show what terms were being used in 1908.
their Several Races of People
CROATIAN AND SLOVENIAN
DALMATIAN, BOSNIAN AND HERZAGOVIAN
found who I'm looking for. How can I get copies of the original list?
It's your choice.
If you are near a centre
that has the
microfilms of the Ships Passenger Lists you can go there, look them up
and obtain the copies yourself.
Library and Archives Canada now
has the images of the passenger lists available on their website
It should be noted that their page
numbering is different from ours. In general, our page numbers commence
on the first page that has passenger names and their page numbers
commence with the first image. You can also obtain the microfilm from
Library and Archives Canada (see
their website for how) and make your own copies.
Or you can get a copy from
you wish to order from us, what
we will send you is a copy of the front page that contains the details
of the ship and its passage and a copy of the page that you request.
In the case of cargo ships there may be only one page for the ship. Due
to the limitations of our reader-printer and to preserve
legibility, each page will be printed on at least two 8 1/2" x 11"
paper. We are unable to take credit cards so we cannot take orders by
e-mail. All orders must be mailed to us with a cheque or money order
for the appropriate amount. Cost is $8.00 per order. If you wish more
than one passenger page from the same ship's arrival, each additional
page is an additional $4.00.
going to a Canadian
funds are Canadian. For orders being mailed outside Canada, US funds
are required. Please print out the order
so you can be sure of
including all the details we require. On the form we have requested
your e-mail address so that we can contact you in case we have a
problem with your order. The most common problem will be that we may
not be able to produce a legible print. If there are a number
?'s in the information you are interested in, the odds are that it is a
hard to read page. All money received from sales of copies
go towards the expenses of the indexing project and purchases of more