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Ancestry.com. U.S., Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1917-1954 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data:

Records of Aliens Pre-Examined at Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1922-1954, Prior to Admission at the U.S.-Canada Border. Micro Publication A3451. RG 85. 11 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Records of Aliens Pre-Examined at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1923-1933, Prior to Admission at the U.S.-Canada Border. Micro Publication A3463. RG 85. 3 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Records of Aliens Pre-Examined at Saint John, New Brunswick, Prior to Admission at the U.S.-Canada Border, compiled ca. 1917 - ca. 1942. Micro Publication A3450. RG 85. 7 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Records of Aliens Pre-Examined in Canada, 1917-1954

This database collection contains card manifests that were created prior to an immigrant arriving at the US-Canada border. These cards are identical to the manifests used to record an alien’s arrival at the border.

Information in this index includes:

  • Name
  • Any known Aliases
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Birthplace
  • Birth date

Other information which may be found on the cards includes physical description, purpose of visit, passport and other immigration information, occupation, names of friends or next of kin, and residence information.

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