The Nanaimo Family History Society Passenger Lists Project

The manifests of ships arriving at Canadian Ports listing passengers have been preserved on microfilm at Library and Archives Canada. The goal of the Nanaimo Family History Society is to index arrivals at Halifax and Quebec (Montreal is included in the Port of Quebec) from 1900 to about 1921 when the passenger lists were discontinued for a time in favor of the form 30A.

Quebec Ports for the periods 2 Jul 1908 to 13 Oct 1910 has been completed and the index, made up of 284,365 listings from 586 ship arrivals, is shown at their website. The pages of the index are PDFs with a comprehensive “Names Starting With” page that allows quick access to all portions of the index.

1901 and 1911 Irish Census to be Digitized by Library and Archives Canada

A ground-breaking international cultural agreement was celebrated today at Library and Archives Canada during a ceremony to mark the official signing in Canada of the Documentary Heritage Research Partnership between the National Archives of Ireland Library and Archives Canada.

This agreement establishes a unique research partnership between both institutions to digitize the 1901 and 1911 Irish census records and create online tools to provide information to researchers and genealogists. This data will enable millions of Irish descendants in Canada and around the world to retrace their families and their heritage.

From a news release distributed by CCNMatthew.