The database may hold the key for “missing” immigrant ancestors. Between 1901 and 1914, more than 750,000 people entered Canada over the US border. Many were European immigrants who originally settled in the American West.
Americans also routinely crossed the border to visit friends and family.
But this database isnt available with the $155.40 US-focused Ancestry.com subscription, reports Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings. You need an Ancestry.ca or a World Deluxe subscription to access it.
Note Canadian citizens returning home werent recorded, nor were those who had a Canadian parent. And Lisa A. Alzo, who wrote our May 2009 article, says those who crossed where ports either didnt exist or were closed wouldnt be listed.