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The [[http://www.eriecanal.org Canal website]]{{FHL|181733|title-id|disp=type {{FHL|181733|title-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}}} and the have more information about the history of the Erie Canal.
====Settlers and Records====
Because so many immigrants traveled on the canal, many genealogists would like to find copies of canal passenger lists. Unfortunately, apart from the years 1827-1829, canal boat operators were not required to record or report passenger names to the New York State government. Those 1827-1829 passenger lists survive today in the New York State Archives.<ref name=":0" group="1" /><ref name=":0" /><ref name=":0" />
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