Where did your Ancestor Arrive in Canada?
From 1865 on, most immigrants to Canada arrived at the port of Quebec,
and during the winter months,at the ports of New
York, New York, Boston, Massachusetts,
Portland, ME and later to Halifax,
Nova Scotia and Saint John, New
There were smaller ports of arrival that you should consider -
Your ancestor may have arrived at an American Port and then travelled
across the Canada-U.S. border to settle.
You may want to check the 5 major ports of arrival in USA: New
York New York, Philadelphia Pennsylvania,
Baltimore Maryland, Boston
Massachusetts and New Orleans Louisiana
Think about where your ancestor settled. Then choose a port of arrival
that was closest. If your ancestor did not settle in or near a Port City,
which arrival port had the most common, the fastest, the easiest or the
cheapest route to get to your ancestor's local settlement area?
records and land records to see where your immigrant ancestor settled