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Monday, February 23, 2009

Ships Passenger Lists 1947

Janet wrote:
How can I find a passenger list for 1947? We know the name of the passengers (family) the name of the ship and that it came to Halifax Nova Scotia. Are the immigration records would be available to search or would that be under the Privacy Act.

Hi Janet - Great question! It's not always easy figuring out what records are available or how to get them.

To quote from the Collections Canada

"... Records of immigrants arriving at Canadian land and seaports from January 1, 1936 onwards remain in the custody of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To request a copy of another person's immigration record, you must mail your request to the under-noted office..."

So all you need to do is go to the website and submit a request for those 1947 records. Good luck!

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