Discover your American and Canadian ancestors by exploring thousands of records from both countries. As modern nations formed, in part, by large-scale immigration, passenger records are important for both American and Canadian family history. Did your ancestors travel to the New World from England? Perhaps they were passengers of the Mayflower in 1620. Or were they among the thousands of Irish immigrants who arrived in Canada and the United States during the Great Irish Famine? Search through a wide variety of records to help tell your family story such as Canadian vital records and military records or records of American Civil War prisoners. Use our directories and social histories to discover those hard-to-find ancestors. Begin your search today with the US Census 1940 and Canada Census 1911.