General nominal index to entry records from 1825-1935

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General nominal index to entry records from 1825-1935
Index nominal général, 1825-1935
RG 76
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Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
These records were transferred to the National Archives at various times in the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's by the Records of Entry Unit (now the Query Response Centre) of the Planning and Program Management Branch, Immigration Program, Canada Employment and Immigration Commission (now Citizenship and Immigration Canada). This office is responsible for maintaining the Records of Entry and using them to provide "verifications of entry", other legal proof of immigration status, medical insurance purposes, information on individuals' whereabouts, and certain anonymized statistical information. After the records were transfered to the National Archives, the records have continued to be heavily used for verification of individuals' immigration status in Canada for pension and medical purposes. They are also used for genealogical research, and as sources of historical information on immigrant group movements and transportation companies.
This collection consists of a nominal index created by Immigration officials. This index covers arrivals by sea and by land from 1925 to 1951. The index is available only on microfilm, one reel for each letter of the alphabet. Each reel contains a series of 25 indexes, arranged by year. Each index entry contains the following details: surname, given name(s), age, sex, nationality, port of arrival (for ocean arrivals only), date of arrival, volume, page, line number. The year, volume, page and line numbers are used to locate an individual's record of entry in the actual passenger lists or border entry lists.