Emigrant arrival and destination records

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-17
Title: Emigrant arrival and destination records
Date of Creation: 1862-1881
Physical Description:

14 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of various records relating to the registration of the arrival and final destination of emigrants to Ontario. The records include statements of immigrants forwarded to Ontario; Registers of Emigrants and Immigrants Landed; Arrival and Destination Registers (ship lists); Immigrant Aid Fund Registers; Register of Assisted Immigrants, and statistical information.

The registers in this series generally record the name of the emigrant, place of origin, occupation, and point of destination in Ontario.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

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Canada (Province). Bureau of Agriculture

Canada (Province). Emigration Office

Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works

Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works. Immigration Branch

Ontario. Dept. of Immigration

Finding Aid:

A volume listing is available for this series.

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Structure of Collection:

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Restrictions on Access:

No restrictions on access.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: Review the volume listing to round down your request. Retrieve the self service microfilm relating to your query.

By Microfilm Interloan: This microfilm is available through the Archives of Ontario interloan program.

Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Custodial History: These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario some time prior to 1961. No information is available relating to the custody of the records or the means by which they were transferred to the Archives of Ontario.
Availability of Other Formats:

Series is available on self service microfilm.


Please note that microfilmed records are identified by their former reference codes.

Other/Former Codes:

RG 11 Series M.


Agency or agencies that created these records

1862-1867 Bureau of Agriculture (BA73) Emigration Office (CA1575)
1867-1874 Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)
1874-1881 Department of Immigration (BA172)