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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Ireland to Ontario Passengers lists?
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 08:07:01 -0400
On 26 Apr 2003 at 20:38, candice wrote:
> I am wondering where information can be found for passenger
> lists can be found for Ireland 1824 coming to Canada...
Before 1865 shipping companies were not required by the
government to retain their passenger manifests. This means
passenger lists may not be available for the time period
of interest to you.
There are online lists (and links to lists) of ships going
to Canada at Olive Tree Genealogy's Ships Passenger Lists
There are also search engines to search various databases
of ships to Canada at
They include most ships lists on the 'net (going to Canada)
and the InGeneas databases (2 of them) for immigration to
Canada 19th and 20th Centuries.
There are some passenger lists archived at the NAC
(National Archives of Canada) for the time period 1817-
1831. You may find what you need there, so it might be wise
to try InGeneas (they have that database index online)
There are also some passenger lists which were kept by
shipping agents in the originating country. For example,
the Passenger Books of J & J Cooke, Shipping Agents gives
sailings from Londonderry to Philadelphia PA, Quebec, and
St. John New Brunswick from 1847 to 1871.
Olive Tree has some passenger lists from these records
online, and will be adding more as time permits. There are
also the William McCorkell & Co. lists but they begin in
1863 and end in 1871.
The Hawke Papers, letterbooks of Chief Emigrant Agent
Anthony B. Hawke are also available. They cover the years
1831 to 1892.
There are also some special collections housed in Ontario
University Libraries, and more details on those can be
found in my Immigration to Canada before 1865 article
Also see www.theshipslists.com for early immigration to
You might also want to join the mailing list for
immigration to Canada before 1865. Go to
and scroll down to the clickable links to subscribe to this
Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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