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 Description
Record Type Immigration
Record Group RG 85: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Collection years 1923-1933
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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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
  • Name
  • Port of arrival
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birthplace

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the individual
  • 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.

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