Ontario Government Record Series RG 11-3
4 volumes of textual records
Series consists of registers containing mainly statistical information on immigrants receiving assistance from the Toronto Emigration Office.
These registers were kept to monitor spending, track trends for future reference, and possibly also to prevent abuse of the system by repeaters. Information recorded typically includes: date of application; name [of individual or head of family]; nationality; number of men, women, and children; assistance given [loaves of bread, temporary shelter etc.]; by what ship or steamer [arrived]; where landed; date of departure; and destination [usually in Ontario]. Note that personal names of immigrants from continental European countries other than Germany were not always recorded. Entries are chronological.
Library and Archives Canada also has immigration records, including inspection reports. See in particular RG 76, Series R1206-158-4-E (formerly Series RG 76-C-4) for juvenile immigration records. See also series RG194-67-1-E (formerly RG 17-A-III-R) for arrival records beginning in 1861. Some reels of microfilm from Library and Archives Canada RG 76 are available at the Archives of Ontario.
See also series RG 1-157 Fiats for land grants - Military emigrants and sub-series RG 1-53-17 Descriptions - Military emigrants for records relating to the assisted immigration and settlement of immigrants under the direction of military authorities.
See series RG 1-84 Returns of settlers in the Newcastle District for records relating to assisted immigration in the Newcastle District. (Microfilm available through Inter-institutional Loan).
Volume RG 11-3-0-1 was formerly Toronto Emigration Office Records, X325 T63, volume 13. Volume RG 11-3-0-2 was formerly Toronto Emigration Office Records, X325 T63, volume 14. Volume RG 11-3-0-3 was formerly Toronto Emigration Office Records, X325 T63, volume 15. Volume RG 11-3-0-4 was formerly Toronto Emigration Office Records, X325 T63, volume 16.
These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.
|Bureau of Agriculture (BA73)||Emigration Office (CA1575)|
|Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70)||Immigration Branch (CA612)|
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