Guest post: What's new online

Guest contributor: Marie Hickey

New on ancestry.com - Canada Ocean Arrivals 1919-1924.

Unlike previous immigration databases these are digitised copies of the actual arrival cards.

Information given includes: name, age, marital status, if accompanied by spouse their name, current occupation, intended occupation, birthplace, religion, why going to Canada, whether or not they intend to stay, if previously they lived in Canda where, and why did they leave, ports of previous entry and departure from Canada with dates, amount of money in possession, whether they can read, what language, who paid the passage, where in Canada are they going to, which Canadian railway will they be travelling on to their destination, nearest relative in the country they may be coming from, physical or mental defects of self and/or family members travelling at the same time, signature.

The name of the ship is noted on the index page as is the port and the date of arrival.

Else Churchill has written a very informative blog on the Society of Genealogists' website about these records which is well worth readingwww.sog.org.uk

British Army records WWI
All records held at The National Archives, Kew, have now been digitised and indexed. These have been uploaded onto the ancestry.com website which is available at most Auckland City Libraries.

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