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St. Albans Border Crossing Records
St. Albans border crossing records are records of immigrants traveling from
Canada into the USA. They are very similar to ship lists and in fact do contain
some actual ship lists. These lists are generally of better quality and contain
more details than typical passenger ship list. They are written very legibly
and are usually completely filled out. Many German Russians first entered
Canada before coming to the United States. If they entered the USA from Canada
between 1895-1924 then it is very likely that their border crossing into the
USA is contained in these records. Best of all these records are soundex indexed,
and are fairly accurate.
You can learn more about the St. Albans border crossing records from the
LDS Research Guides.
You will need to click on the words "Emigration And Immigration" to get to
a detailed description of these records. Also the US National Archives discusses
these records in
By Way of Canada
and the Alberta Family Histories
Society has a discussion of all
Canadian border crossing records.
Jayne Dye has put together an excellent explanation of the
St. Albans Border Crossing records.
She has also included a few extractions from the actual
records by date, not the soundex index.
Gene Jenkins has begun extracting German Russian names from the soundex indexes listed below.