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Canadian: Immigration Records
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The study and understanding of immigration is more than just dates and ships lists. Learning where our ancestors came from, and why, is a major goal for family historians. Canada was a beacon drawing waves of hopeful immigrants, even before it became a country in its own right.

The course will emphasize the "push-pull" principle underlying two centuries of population growth, including significant emigrant groups, travel routes, government policies, sponsored and assisted settlement plans, ports of arrival, ships'' passenger lists, North American border crossings, naturalization and citizenship. Each module will cover at least one immigration group or programme which made a significant contribution to the settlement and growth of Canada.

Attention is given to special collections such as Home Children and Russian Consular records. Students will learn about access to such sources and strategies for making the important connection to the ancestral country of origin.

    COURSE CONTENT

    MODULE 1
    Introduction
    • Why Did People Emigrate?
    • Historical Context And Immigration Policy
    • French Rule
      • Acadia, L''Acadie, Le Cadie
        • Significant dates in Acadian History 1604-2004
      • New France
    • British Rule
    • The Fur Trade
      • Fur Trade Records
    Further Reading

    MODULE 2
    Canada 1867 Onwards
    • Overview of Immigration Groups And Resources By Province
      • Newfoundland And Labrador
      • Prince Edward Island
      • Nova Scotia
      • New Brunswick
      • Quebec
      • Ontario
      • The Prairies
        • French In The West
      • Manitoba
      • Saskatchewan
      • Alberta
      • British Columbia
      • Yukon, Northwest Territories And Nunavut
        • Yukon
        • Northwest Territories
        • Nunavut
    • Other Notable Groups
    • Planning And Strategizing
      • Census
      • Land Records
      • Newspaper Obituaries
      • Other Source
    Further Reading

    MODULE 3
    Background
    • Notable Names And Events (and some others worth mentioning)
    • United Empire Loyalists
      • Loyalist Records
    • The Maroons
    • Lord Selkirk
    • Settlement of Ontario After The Napoleonic Wars
      • Peter Robinson
      • Other Forms of Assitance
      • Thomas Talbot
      • The Petworth Emigration Scheme
    • Land Companies
      • The Philadelphia Land Company & Alexander McNutt
      • The Hector
      • The Canada Company
      • The New Brunswick And Nova Scotia Land Company
      • The British American Land Company (BALC)
      • The Quebec And Megantic Land Company
      • Western Land Grants
      • The North Atlantic Trading Company
    Further Reading

    MODULE 4
    Establishment Of A Canadian Immigration Service
    • Ocean Ports
      • Castle Garden
        • Exercise
      • Ellis Island
      • Pier 21
    • Quarrantine Stations
      • Grosse Ile
      • Other Quarantine Stations
    • Passenger Lists And The Location of Records
      • Prior to 1865
      • 1865-1918
      • 1919-1924
      • 1925-1935
      • After 1935
    • Location of the Records
      • Library and Archives Canada
      • Nova Scotia
      • Newfoundland
      • New Brunswick
      • Prince Edward Island
      • British Columbia
      • Other Sources for Passenger Lists
    • Arrivals From Other Parts Of North America
      • The Underground Railroad
      • Border Crossings and Immigration Policy
        • 1908-1918
        • 1919-1924
        • 1925-1935
      • Crossing into the US "St Albans Lists"
    • Other Immigration Records
      • British Columbia
      • Ontario
        • The Toronto Emigrant Office
        • Records of the sick and destitute
      • Quebec
    Further Reading

    MODULE 5
    Home Children
    • Background of The Home Child Movement
      • Receiving and Distributing Homes
      • Placements
    • Research Strategy
    • Canadian Research Sources
      • Immigration Records
        • The LAC/BIFHSGO Home Child Database
        • Immigration Form 30A
        • Immigration Records (1925-1935)
        • Soundex Card Index (1892-1932)
      • Government Inspection Reports
        • Board of Guardians Inspection Register
        • Juvenile Inspection Reports
        • Provincial Inspection Records
        • Central Registry Files
        • Closed Files
      • Other Canadian Sources
        • Home Children Canada
        • Canadian Expeditionary Force, First World War
        • Marriage Registrations
        • 1940 National Registration
        • Internet Sites and Sources
    • British Research Sources
      • Ships'' Passenger Lists
      • Poor Law Unions
      • Civil Registration
      • Census
    • Agencies
      • Barnardo Homes
      • Macpherson Homes
      • Catholic Emigration Association
      • Quarrier''s
      • Liverpool Sheltering Home
      • Middlemore Homes
      • Maria Rye
      • National Children''s Home
      • Fegan''s Homes
      • Church of England Waifs and Strays Society
    Further Reading

    MODULE 6
    Immigration Policy in the 20th Century An Overview
    • Immigration Act of 1910
    • Immigration Policy 1915-1945
    • Post WW II Policy
    • The Ukrainians
    • The Hungarians
    Naturalization And Canadian Citizenship
    • 20th Century Naturalization
      • The Citizenship Act of 1947
      • Passports
      • War Brides
    • Special Collections
      • National Registration File 1940
      • Records of the Immigration Branch (RG 76)
      • Immigrants from China
      • Paper Files
      • Immigrant Ancestors Project Brigham Young University
      • Planning and Strategies, Continued
    Further Reading

 
 

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