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Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to New France

In the early 1600s, colonists recruited in France settled in the Saint Lawrence valley and Acadia. This was the beginning of New France.

The territory of New France extended from Hudson Bay to the mouth of the Mississippi (including Louisiana) and included Newfoundland and all the land from Labrador to Maine.

In 1760 New France was conquered by England and surrendered in 1763, except for Louisiana which went to the United States in 1803. The term New France was no longer used after 1763.

NEW! Request a search for your ancestor in Canadian immigration records:
* [BOOK 1] Names of Emigrants 1845-1847. Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal (Quebec Canada)
* [BOOKS 2-4] Canada Company Remittance Books 1843-1847 in 3 Volumes
* [BOOK 5] Index of Passengers (3,000 names) Who Emigrated to Canada between 1817 and 1849

How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to New France

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for these early New France ships passenger lists are:


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