United States, Passenger Lists of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States, Passenger Lists of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1906-1954
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|Record Group||RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service|
|Microfilm Publication||A3463. Records of Aliens Pre-examined at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1923-1933, Prior to Admission at the U.S.-Canada Border..|
|Arrangement||Alphabetically by name of the registrant|
|National Archives Identifier||3929766|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains records of aliens pre-examined at Halifax, Nova Scotia prior to admission at the U.S.-Canada boarder, 1923-1933. The collection corresponds with NARA series A3463. Images are arranged alphabetically by surname and most often include such information as the aliens name, sex, age, birthplace, last permanent residence, etc.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Arrival date
- Estimated birth year
- Name of Ship
- Port of arrival
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- The approximate age or birth date
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents
- Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records
- Use the person’s age and residence to find family in census, church, and land records
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family who emigrated through Nova Scotia.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Canada, Nova Scotia, records of aliens pre-examined at Halifax, Nova Scotia prior to admission at the U.S. Canada border, 1923-1933. NARA A3463
- Halifax, Nova Scotia. Officer of Custom. Passenger Lists, 1880-1899
- Nova Scotia, Halifax, passenger lists, 1880- 1908
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
- United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1894-1954
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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