Shoshone County, Idaho GenWeb Project



ST. ALBANS MANIFEST - CANADIAN BORDER CROSSINGS 1895-1954

The Mormon Library FHC and the National Archives have several collections of arrival indexes and manifests for persons crossing the US/Canadian Border. There are many rolls of film for the St. Albans Manifest, so you have to be careful when ordering the films, that you get all of them.

The entry's are soundex coded to the surname. If you do not understand the soundex system, your local Mormon Library FHC will be able to help you. The topic at your local Mormon Library to look under is: CANADA EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION. Here is a listing of the holdings I am aware of:

St. Albans District Manifest Records of Aliens Arriving from Foreign Contiguous Territory, 1895-1915: 937 rolls of microfilm, covering crossings from Maine to Washington (also Alaska) between 1895-1915. After 1915, records are limited to border crossings in the NY-VT areas.

Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries Through the St. Albans, VT. District, 1895-1924: 400 rolls of index cards.

Soundex Index to Entries into the St. Albans VT District Through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1924-1952: 98 rolls of index cards pertaining to border crossings in the NY-VT area.

Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans VT District Through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954: Ship lists of arrivals. FHC has 413 rolls of microfilm, and the National Archives have 225 rolls of film. (***Be careful here, there is another set of fims for 1925-1949-see next paragraph***)

Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans VT District Through Canadian Pacific Ports, 1929-1949: The 25 rolls of film supplement the above passenger lists.

St. Albans District Manifest Records of Aliens Arriving from Foreign Contiguous Territory, 1895-1924: 6 rolls of microfilm indexing arrivals at small ports in VT.

Detroit District Manifest Records of Aliens Arriving from Foreign Contiguous Territory, 1906-1954: 117 rolls of microfilm for persons entering through Detroit and other Michigan ports.