Media Alert - When did your ancestors first arrive in Canada?

 announces world-first online launch of the Canadian Passenger
    Lists: 1865-1935

    TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - In a world-first, will launch
online and fully indexed the official collection of Canadian ship records -
the Canadian Passenger Lists: 1865-1935. More than 5.6 million people from
across the world, seeking a better life for them and their families,
immigrated to Canada during this time period. In fact, 37% of all Canadians
today are direct descendants of those in this historic collection.

    -   View historical documents - including immigration records for famous
        Canadians and records of visiting heads-of-state, royalty and
        celebrities of the day

    -   Interview descendents of early immigrants

    -   Speak with genealogy experts

    -   Delve into online records and search your own family history

    Who:   Josh Hanna, Senior Vice President,
           Carrie Ann Smith, Manager of Research, Pier 21, Canada's
           Immigration Museum
           John Templeton, Linda Reid, Phil Jenkinson, descendants of early

    When:  Tuesday, September 16, 2008
           10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a light lunch will be served)

    Where: City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Road, Toronto
           At Spadina and Dupont

For further information:

For further information: INTERVIEWS AND TO RSVP: Erin O'Reilly, Jeri
Brown, Media Profile, (416) 504-8464,,

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