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Manitoba Province of Manitoba Archives
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Manitoba Archives are on-line and offer to search for records and will let you know how many pages there are. They charge $0.50 per copy and offer to copy all or they will sort through them and copy only those pages they think are family research material.

I live in Manitoba, Canada and have for the past 20 years accumulated data on Ukrainian speaking peoples immigrating from eastern Galicia and Bukowinia to western Canada in the first wave (1891 to 1914). I have info on several thousands of Ukrainian familys, villages of origin, ship lists, ship pictures, cemetary transcripts, homestead records etc. much of which is stored in data base format for easy search and retrieval.

However, this is a hobby with me and I can't afford to spend my life doing nothing else so please only serious inquiries if you are pretty sure you had family around these parts. Tnx

John Laporte
Box 122 Beausejour
MB, Canada

PS: If you have info on families that at one time lived in western Canada and especially Manitoba that came from eastern Galicia or Bukowina that you are willing to share with me, please send it along as that is how you amass such info in the first place.

Nova Scotia Archives


Obits - Volunteers;

Funeral Homes:

Ontario Ontario - Ministry of Consumer and Business Services

Polish immigration
In the August, 1999 issue of Rodziny, the Journal of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, an article called "Canadian Immigration Policy Towards Poles, 1896-1939", indicates that:

• the largest number of Poles arrived in Canada in 1908 - 23,200.
• The 2nd and 3rd best years were 1913 - 13,300,
• and 1912 - 10,100.
• During the war years, there were 48 Poles who arrived in Canada but only from the US.

Quebec • Fred Provoncha, list owner of: Quebec-research@rootsweb.com. - Only members may post directly. If you wish to join, go to:
Pennie Redmile at predmile@total.net works for the Quebec Family History Society in Montreal.

Regina Regina Provincial Archives
The Canadian immigration records are on microfilm in the Canadian Archives, and in the Provincial Archives of each Province, and in some provinces, in others libraries also. I suspect you could find all the microfilms in the Regina Provincial Archives.

Russian - LI-RA-MA Collection If an immigrant came from the Russian part of Ukraine, his records might be located at the Canadian Archives in the Li-Ra-MA collection. This collection was made up of the records of the Russian Consuls of the time, which have now ended up in the Canadian Archives.

The LI-RA-MA Collection (MG 30 E 406) consists of documents created by the Imperial Russian Consular offices in Canada during the period 1898 to 1922. There was no consular activity in the late 1920s. The Passport / Identity Papers series consists of about 11,400 files on Russian and East European immigrants (Jews, Ukrainians, Poles, Finns, etc.) who settled in Canada in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

The files include documents such as passport applications and background questionnaires. Many of the records are written in Russian Cyrillic; the National Archives does not provide a translation service.

Microfilm copies of the LI-RA-MA Collection are available through the inter-institutional loan arrangement. The nominal card index to the Passport / Identity series appears on the following microfilm reels:
Each index reel also includes a more detailed description of the collection.

Once you have consulted the index and identified files of interest to you, the microfilm copies of those records can also be borrowed. Use the shelf-list to locate the relevant volume and microfilm reel number for each file.

The National Archives in Washington, D.C., holds a similar collection of records compiled by the Russian Consular offices in the United States. For further information, consult Sallyann Sack's publication The Russian Consular Records Index and Catalogue.

Saskatchewan In Toronto, immigration records available in 2 places: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and the Saskatchewan Provincial Archives.
http://www.saskgenealogy.com |

Also A Books - Sask:

Local history books

Government office:

Sask GenWeb.

Ship lists Search the inGeneas Database
There are records on immigration at it. If you wish to get the records from them, there is a fee for it. But some of the information they have listed, such as Passenger & Immigration Index, is a free database, which you can search online. You can then order records using this site if you locate an ancestor. There are dates into the early 1800's. There may be later and earlier ones.

Passenger lists are at the Latter Day Saints Family History Centre, some public libraries and Provincial Archives.

Telephone numbers www.canada411.com
will get you Canadian phone numbers, addresses and postal codes

Canada 411


World Pages:


British Columbia:


Reverse Photo Lookup

for addresses across the country
but it does not give addresses for the Provinces of Alberta, and Saskatchewan, where many of our Slavic ancestors settled.

Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre 520 Spadina Ave
Toronto ON M5S 2H4
Ph: 416-966-1819

The Ukrainian Government has a Embassy in Ottawa and a Consulate in Toronto.

They have an Trade and Economic Mission site temporarily established at http://www3.sympatico.ca
It lists a general enquiry telephone number as: (613) 230-2961

Winnipeg Ukrainian Canadian Institute Prosvita at 777 Pritchard Ave. The administrative office phone number is 204-589-7585 and the library room's phone number is the same.

The Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Centre, 184 Alexander, Phone 204-942-0128 might be able to help as well. They have an extensive library.

World War I Internees internment records in Canada

ROLL CALL OF INTERNEES NOW AVAILABLE (Calgary/Toronto) - 28 January 2000
The first ever listing of thousands of Ukrainian and other European internees imprisoned during Canada's first national internment operations of 1914-1920 is now available in booklet form. Entitled Roll Call: Lest We Forget, and compiled by Lubomyr Luciuk with the assistance of Natalka Yurieva and Roman Zakaluzny, this rooster includes the names of over 5,000 men, women and children who were interned in 24 Canadian concentration camps during the First World War period.

Commenting on this publication, the director of special projects for the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Borys Sydoruk, said:

"Until now we have not been able to answer the numerous inquiries we have had from Canadians of various European heritages asking us for information on whether or not members of their families were among those unjustly interned during the internment operations. The publication of Roll Call by UCCLA will make it possible for surviving internees, family members, friends and genealogists to uncover more details about what their forefathers in this country endured during this relatively unknown episode in Canadian history."

Copies of the booklet are available free of charge although, to help defray publishing and postage charges, a donation of $10 or more is requested. Cheques should be made payable to the "Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association" and sent directly to:

Mr Borys Sydoruk Tel: (403) 251-5594
UCCLA-Calgary Office
48 Woodcrest Close SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3P9

In time the entire list will be posted on the UCCLA (http://www.uccla.ca/) and UCC (http://www.ucc.ca/) websites. Complimentary copies of the booklet are now being distributed to major Canadian university and public libraries and to MPs.

Volhynians http://feefhs.org There is a group called Wandering Volhynians, mostly German, but they may have information about possible recruiting of persons to Canada. It was possibly a personal choice to settle in a new land or perhaps other family and friends had arrived first.

WANDERING VOLHYNIANS - German-Volhynian Newsletter
3492 West 39th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6N 3A2 The return of 135,000 Germans from Volhynia, Galicia, and the Narew River area in 1939. See LDS film #1183617.

World War soldiers: Military service records can be obtained.

German - Polish names / localities Hello Olga,
For further reference, I have thousands of Polish and German family names in my database, but more specific with Galicia area. I wouldn't be charging for look-up but would appreciate covering the cost of printing. Database is mine as well as what other have shared with me. If you could pass this infomation unto your site, great. Darwin Wagner / Saskatoon, Canada

Looking for my family: Anna Hubicka, Bohdan, Oksana, and Bobby Czerneckyi
Dear Olga !
In 1956, an Austrian woman saw my mother near a school arrangement at the Davenport school in Toronto. That was the last life sign from my mother, sister and brother. I never heard anything about them again. Please visit my site: www.hubicka.at.tc

All the best for 2005! Many thanks in advance for your help. Franz Hubicka, Please send any information to: thomasperner@utanet.at

Writing for birth certificates to Germany: Dear Olga,
Do you know if there is a place to write to in order to get records of when and where my family was moved, from camp to camp? Also, children were baptized and received first Communion, where would these records be kept? Any help would be appreciated. I must tell you how wonderfully your site has grown since I first found it. You are doing the most amazing job, Thank you. Rita R., Ontario, Canada

Olga's reply: Go to Aschaffenburg, there is a sample letter at the bottom to Standesamt (city recorder) in German, asking for a birth certificate. Of course, you will change the city name according to your own needs, you don't need the street address. Just city recorder, city, Germany, and they are clever and will direct it to the right place. Your Canadian immigration archives should give you the name of each camp you were in.Germans keep careful records, it's their nature. They are a very orderly people. I got the birth certificates of mine, my sister's, my cousin's and my parent's matrimony.

12 Mar 2005
Hello :
Along with another Dr David Murray we are just finishing the draft of a book Canada and UNRRA which includes chapters on Canadians who served DP operations in Germany. There was no Canadian sector of UNRRA camps per se – only Canadian who served in one of three Zones: British, American, and French. We have chosen selected historical vignettes of key Canadians and representative samples from the field.


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