MyHeritage Releases New Historical Record Collection: United States, Border Crossings from Canada 1895–1956 – MyHeritage February 12, 2021

I saw this on MyHeritage recently – MyHeritage Releases New Historical Record Collection: United States, Border Crossings from Canada 1895–1956: Longer article, but I shared the opening paragraphs. If you people that came into the U. S. from Canada, worth checking out. It includes if you don’t think you had people crossing from Canada. There are 8 offices listed.

By Talya February 12, 2021  Historical Records

We are pleased to announce the publication of 12.5 million records from a new collection, the United States, Border Crossings from Canada, 1895–1956. During the late 19th century many United States immigrants decided to arrive via passage from Canada to avoid harsh inspections at U.S. ports like Ellis Island. The collection, which includes images, is significant as it offers important details of ancestors who made their way to the United States via Canada. The MyHeritage index offers additional details not found in other versions of this collection, such as information on family members.

In the late 19th century, some immigrants bound for the U.S. opted to travel to the U.S. via Canadian Atlantic ports like Quebec City, Montreal, and Halifax and then make their way to their United States destinations aboard trains. The MyHeritage U.S. Border Crossings from Canada collection offers rich details about the lives of these immigrants during this pivotal transition from their country of origin to their new lives in the U.S.

The records include the individual’s name, age, gender, date of arrival, arrival port, marital status, birth date, birth place, last residence, destination, port of departure, and nationality, as well as the names and addresses of family members both in the United States and the home country. In addition to immigrants seeking citizenship in the United States, many of the records in the collection pertain to U.S. or Canadian citizens passing through the border for work or travel. The records were listed on cards, with information added to both sides of the card. During the initial microfilming of the collection, often the image of the second side was flipped in an awkward and difficult-to-read configuration. Exclusive to the MyHeritage collection, in cases where the two sides appear together, you’ll find a reconfigured second side that is right side up and adjacent to the front side, so it can easily be viewed as one complete record. 


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