Emigrant assisted passage certificates

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-16
Title: Emigrant assisted passage certificates
Date of Creation: 1872-1873
Physical Description:

5 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of certificates issued by emmigration societies, or agents representing Ontario, to individuals in the United Kingdom who were emigrating to the province. They certified the good character of the person and that they would contribute toward the development of the province. The certificates also recorded the amount of financial support contributed toward their emigration. The certificates were presented to the appropriate immigration agent in Ontario who would send an acknowledgement to the sponsor in Britain.

The certificates record the name of the emigrant, their destination in Ontario, the amount paid towards their passage and the number of family members.

The records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the emigrant.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

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

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

Finding Aid:

There is no finding aid for this series.

Structure of Collection:

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Restrictions on Access:

Original records are closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use self service microfilm, MS 847.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: Retrieve self service microfilm MS 847, reel 23.

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:

These records are available on self service microfilm.


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

Other/Former Codes:

RG 11 Series F.


Agency or agencies that created these records

1872-1873 Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)