Do you have ancestors who received assistance to emigrate to Ontario, Canada? Explore assisted immigration registers created by the Toronto Emigrant Office between 1865 and 1883. The registers include the names of new immigrants who were assisted by the government to travel to different destinations across southern Ontario.
Each record includes a transcript of the original record. The details revealed in each transcript will vary however, you may be able to find a combination of the following:
Number of male adults
Number of female adults
Number of children
Number of male children
Number of female children
Number of infants
Total number in party
Original record link
The Canada, Ontario, Toronto Emigrant Office Records Index is an index to the four volumes of assisted immigration registers created by the Toronto Emigrant Office between 1865 and 1883. The registers are a chronological listing of those new immigrants who were assisted by the government to travel to different destinations across southern Ontario and includes over 29,000 entries.
The chronological breakdown of the volumes is as follows:
Volume 1: January 3, 1865, to September 20, 1870
Volume 2: September 26, 1870, to July 31, 1873, and October 2, 1874, to Dec. 29, 1876
Volume 3: January 1, 1877, to January 31, 1883
Volume 4: May 24, 1873, to Oct. 2, 1874
Begin your search broadly. Start with only a first and last name and year range. If needed, you can continue to edit your search by adding a location.
Try different name combinations if you are having difficulty locating your ancestor’s entry. Occasionally, a first name was recorded as an initial only. Try searching with only a last name and year.