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title P.E.I. Passenger Lists: Part Three
creator Janet Dale
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description In our eagerness to locate passenger lists, we genealogists must heed the Freudian injunction to analysis, and attempt to discover why we want them. We must be careful not to project our modern preoccupation with record keeping upon those Old World, pre- Dickensian clerks, lacking IBM Selectrics. It is important also to recall that in the New World until the late 19th century, immigration was on a "free entry" basis. Thus, there was an absence of the procedures which would have caused contemporaneous officialdom to generate documents. That so few passenger lists are to be found is not, then, the outcome of cataclysmic fires or even spring housecleanings. It would seem reasonable to guess that many "lost" passenger lists never, in fact, existed.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1977
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-43
source 03
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title P.E.I. Passenger Lists: Part Three
creator Janet Dale
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description In our eagerness to locate passenger lists, we genealogists must heed the Freudian injunction to analysis, and attempt to discover why we want them. We must be careful not to project our modern preoccupation with record keeping upon those Old World, pre- Dickensian clerks, lacking IBM Selectrics. It is important also to recall that in the New World until the late 19th century, immigration was on a "free entry" basis. Thus, there was an absence of the procedures which would have caused contemporaneous officialdom to generate documents. That so few passenger lists are to be found is not, then, the outcome of cataclysmic fires or even spring housecleanings. It would seem reasonable to guess that many "lost" passenger lists never, in fact, existed.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1977
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-43
source 03
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.