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Destination Canada


More than seven million people arrived in Canada from Europe, the United States and Asia between 1815 and 1930. Dave Obee shows us the wide variety of sources that deal with immigration to Canada, including ship passenger lists (available from 1865 through 1935), border crossing records, and naturalization and citizenship documents.

Many of these sources have been indexed and placed online, making it possible to access them quickly and easily. It pays to know, however, the scope and limitations of those Internet resources, and how to obtain information from other sources. Dave is the author of the book Destination Canada


About the speaker: Dave Obee holds an honorary doctor of laws degree awarded by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in recognition of his work as a journalist, historian and genealogist. He is editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist newspaper in Victoria.

He is author of Destination Canada, guide to Canadian immigration records, and Counting Canada, guide to Canadian census records. He is a co-author of Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide, and author of The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia, and Making the News. 

Dave runs CanGenealogy, a Canadian link site, and, for those with German ancestry in the northwest corner of Ukraine. Dave served as president of the Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) from 2004 through 2007. 

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