Researching Canadian Immigration Records; by Patricia McGregor, PLCGS, CG; Comb bound; 267 pp; 5.5x8.5; 2010; ISBN: 0018972200731; Item HC26
The 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.
Emphasis is given to 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.