United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1894-1954 is a free collection at FamilySearch.

This collection includes a searchable name index of non-citizens and citizens crossing into the United State from Canada at various ports of entry along the US-Canada border between 1894 and 1954.

These records may contain:

  • Name of person
  • Date of birth
  • Date of immigration
  • Place of residence in Canada
  • Destination in the US
  • Age at time of crossing
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Whether or not this person can read
  • Language
  • Whether or not this person can write
  • Nationality
  • Race
  • Name and address of closest relative in country of origin
  • Who paid for passage
  • Has person ever been in the US before
  • Name of person and address of person the border crosser intends to visit
  • Description of person crossing the border including health, deformities, height, complexion, hair, eyes, marks of identification
  • Place of birth
  • Name of ship
  • Link to image


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Free searchable index US Border Crossings from Canada to the United States 1895-1956 listed at OnGenealogy



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