BORDER CROSSINGS - CANADA to U.S.
In the early and mid-nineteenth century many immigrants to the United States came via Canada because Canadian ports of entry did not have the same regulations that U.S. ports did. Coming to the U.S. through Canada was easier.
In the 1890s, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service tried to stop this. They realized many immigrants to the U.S. were coming through Canada undocumented so they stationed U.S. workers at Canadian ports of entry. Immigrants had to fill out a "Certificate of Admission" that was required to board a railroad headed for the U.S.
The U.S. government also asked Canadian steamships and railroads to keep manifests (or passenger lists) of those traveling to the U.S. Before 1 October 1906, only those born outside Canada were recorded on these passenger lists. Afterwards, Canadian-born immigrants to the U.S. were also included.
This collection is complete only through the year 1917. After 1917 anyone coming to the U.S. west of the Montana/North Dakota line was filed in Seattle, Washington. These records will be added at a later date. (Ancestry.com)
Collection now extended to 1956. Also includes Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1963.
|Arrival Date||Name||Est birth year||Birth Location||Port of Arrival|
|1898 Sep 24||Edward Sterry||abt 1864||Point Levis, Quebec, Canada|
|1898 Sep 24||Elizabeth Sterry||abt 1876||England||Point Levis, Quebec, Canada|
|1912 Nov 24||Francis M Sterry||abt 1881||England||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|1914 Jun 6||Robert Sterry||abt 1867||Glasgow, Scotland||Buffalo, New York, USA|
|+1916 Sep 29/Oct||Edward C Sterry||abt 1892||New Market, England||Buffalo, New York, USA|
|1921 Jul||Lawrence Sterry||abt 1890||USA||
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|1923 Jan/Jun 1||Constance Sterry||abt 1897||London, England||Ranier, Minnesota, USA|
|1923 Nov||Harry Sterry||abt 1874||England||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1923 Nov/26 Oct||Annie Sterry||abt 1876||England||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1923 Nov/26 Oct/23 Oct||Harry Sterry||abt 1908||Harrow, England||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1923 Nov/Oct 23||Nora Sterry||abt 1916||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1923 Dec 10||William John Sterry||abt 1923||Harrow, Middlesex||Niagara Falls, New York, USA|
|1924 Feb 18||Annie Sterry||abt 1900||Niagara Falls, New York, USA|
|1924 Feb 18||Winnifred Clarice Sterry||abt 1921||Totonto, Canada||Niagara Falls, New York, USA|
|1924 Feb 18||Marjorie Sterry||abt 1923||Toronto, Canada||Niagara Falls, New York, USA|
|1924 Feb 2||Percy Sterry||abt 1883||England||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1925 Dec 23||Alm James Sterry||abt 1897||Blaine, Washington, USA|
|1927 Jul 17||Gwenyth R Sterry||abt 1905||England||Quebec, Quebec, Canada|
|1928 Feb 12||Stanley Harold||abt 1910||Ottawa, Canada||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1930 Oct 15||Ivy Sterry||abt 1900||Middleton, England||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1933 Jun 12||William Andrew Sterry||abt 1893||London, England||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1934 Aug 10||Catharine Sterry||1866||Illinois, USA||Quebec, Quebec, Canada|
|1943 Oct 31||Winfield Elmer Sterry||abt 1919||Lyndhurst, Ontario||Buffalo, New York, USA|
|1944 Sep 4||Mary Sterry||14 Jul 1905||Scotland||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1946 Jul 14||Sherley Sterry||Windsor, Ontario, Canada||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|1946 Oct 3||William Michael Sterry||7 Dec 1926||Sumas, Washington||Sumas, Washington|
|1947 Apr 10||Henry C Sterry||abt 1912||England||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|1948 Oct 7||Mrs Gwenyth Reinangle Simmers (nee Sterry)||1905||Surbiton Sry||Niagara Falls, New York, USA|
|1952 Dec 21||Mrs G Sterry||___||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
+ = Longhope, Gloucestershire, UK line