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Old 07-25-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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If you had come from Ireland by ship and were heading for Montreal, what port(s) would you have entered?
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm not sure there's anyway to know for sure without finding the record you're looking for. I know ancestors who came into port at NYC even though they were headed to Philadelphia and Philadelphia has it's own port of entry. The closest port isn't necessarily the one they took. It probably depended on cost and timing for which ship they took.

Montreal has sea access, doesn't it? Did it have it's own port?
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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I'd try New York city and then check border crossing cards.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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Try searching for your ancestor on www.familysearch.org which is a free site of many records, i.e. census, ships manifests & much more.


Also, check if your local library offers free access to Ancestry on their computers. Ancestry is a subscription site, but many public libraries have it. Ancestry has a good selection of passenger manifest databases (including Canada.)
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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This is a good place to begin your search.

Canadian Immigration Records
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:22 AM
 
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She didn't come into NYC. Since it's where we lived, I started there. But I was reminded she came to stay with her brother in Montreal before coming to NY. The Canadian immigration records link is just too vast without being able to narrow it down.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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There is a Port of Quebec. You could try there.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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Thanks. I think she came in 1927-1929 because I remember seeing pictures of her passport (from the Irish Free State) when I was a child. I just can't find any mention of her setting foot on the continent.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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Thanks. I think she came in 1927-1929 because I remember seeing pictures of her passport (from the Irish Free State) when I was a child. I just can't find any mention of her setting foot on the continent.


Did she naturalize? If so, her nat records will tell you how she entered the U.S.


Ancestry has a good many nat databases (both index & actual records to see on-line.)


Nat records from the 1930's, 40's, etc. are quite accurate on arrival date, place, etc. (unlike pre-1906 nats where people got away with pretty much just making stuff up. LOL)


Have you found her on the 1930 census?


If you want to you can post her name here & I know that several of us genealogy sleuths will try to find info for you.


Please post her name (maiden & married, if you know it.) Age (even approximate will help.)
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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If you had come from Ireland by ship and were heading for Montreal, what port(s) would you have entered?
You should be able to find the person on the "Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935" database on Ancestry. The list covers all ports of entry as far as I know.
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