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Halifax County, Nova Scotia, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Immigration
Collection years 1923-1933
Arrangement Alphabetically by name of the registrant
National Archives Identifier 476 4684505
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains records of aliens pre-examined at Halifax, Nova Scotia prior to admission at the U.S.-Canada boarder, 1923-1933. The collection corresponds with NARA series A3463. Images are arranged alphabetically by surname and most often include such information as the aliens name, sex, age, birthplace, last permanent residence, etc.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Arrival date
  • Estimated birth year
  • Name of Ship
  • Name
  • Port of arrival
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birthplace

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate age or birth date

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page: Select the Surname Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a Research Log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the person's name and place of birth to find a birth certificate which should list the names of the parents
  • Use the country of citizenship to lead you to immigration or naturalization records
  • Use the person’s age and residence to find family in census, church, and land records
  • Use the marital information to find marriage records. Witnesses were often family members
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify siblings and other relatives who may also have registered for the draft
  • Census, military service, military pension, immigration, naturalization, and land records can be very useful
  • Use employment information to lead you to trade, business, land, property, or education records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
  • Immigrant first names may be in their native language
  • Search the records of nearby localities
  • Look at the 1930 and 1940 censuses to identify names and ages of additional family members

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Arizona.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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