Over the Border

By Diane Haddad Premium


Those tracing Canadian and Mexican ancestors – including immigrants who eventually moved on to the United States – can enhance their research with these resources:

• Subscription site < > has added border-crossing records to its immigration databases. The images bear more than 4 million names of people who crossed the US-Canadian border between 1895 and 1956, and 3.5 million names of those crossing the US-Mexican border between 1903 and 1957. Search the records through the US Deluxe collection ($155.40 per year or free at libraries offering Ancestry Library Edition).

• Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics <>, a new site from the provincial archives, lets you search and view (using the free Viewpoint media player) vital records including births from 1864 to 1877, marriages from 1864 to 1930, and deaths from 1864 to 1877 and 1908 to 1955. Click Add to Cart to order electronic files ($9.95 each) or paper copies ($19.95) of the records.
From the September 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine. 

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