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From: "P. McGregor" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] entry into Ontario from US
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 17:55:24 -0500
Hi Jackie (and others)
Canada began keeping records of those crossing into the country by land and
inland waterways in 1908. Between 1908 and 1918 over 100 border 'ports' of
entry (could be lake or river ports or land crossings) were established to
inspect and record those entering the country. The microfilmed records are
held at Library and Archives Canada. Information collected and type of forms
kept varied over the years.
Although there are some variations in type and overlaps in the records, the
following is a general summary of what's available for what timeframe.
Consult the site for more details on how to access and use the records.
1908-1918: no index; entries listed by port and date
1919-1924: Individual forms (called Form 30s) completed for each person;
microfimed in quasi alphabetical order, reverse side of form forst
1925-1935: for each month, all ports filed together
after 1935: records are closed, you must submit an Access to Information
You can get a good explanation regarding these records on the Canadian
Genealogy Centre's website - Topic: Immigration / Border Entry
Author, NIGS Course: Canadian Immigration Records
> Would anyone know if there were customs reports taken of immigrants
> travelling via train from the US and entering Ontario back in 1907? I'm
> wondering if there's a document somewhere that might show details of my
> Great Grandparents arrival in Ontario. They came from England through
> Island in NYC then travelled on up to Ontario, specifically Barrie.
> Any ideas?
> Jackie Middleton
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