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Title: McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s
Posted by: Kyle MacLea
Date: 17 October 2006

Dear Forum,

Since several of you have commented on your ancestors traveling to Canada and some of them later traveling on the US, I thought I would ask for advice from anyone who may have it as to how to locate records of Canadian transit for my McLeas.

Here's the deal:  My ancestor James Brown McLea, b. 1859 in Glasgow, shows up in Paterson, New Jersey, by 1884-1885.  He stays there until ~1897-1898.

But, we had never been able to find an arrival for him in New York or Boston, etc.

Turns out that James Brown McLea and his wife Margt. Turner had their first daughter in CHICAGO in 1883.

At the moment, I have no record of the marriage of JBM and MT, nor of the arrival of either in any American port or city, until the birth of their daughter in Chicago in 1883.

So, I am pursuing the idea that perhaps before the family settled in NJ, they entered the US through Canada, which I understand was a popular route at that time.

Any ideas on how to go about finding 1.  Records of travel from Scotland to Canada?  2.  Marriage records in Canada (no record in Scotland)?  3.  Travel records to Chicago from Canada?

Ideas appreciated!  It seems if it had happened after 1895, I would be golden, because land-crossings were monitored from then on.  However, before that I am at a loss as to where to look!

Kyle= 

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Replies

Title:Date:Posted By:
McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s17 October 2006Kyle MacLea
   McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s18 October 2006Donald (Livingstone) CLink
      McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s18 October 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s19 October 2006Kyle MacLea
         McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s19 October 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
            McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s19 October 2006Kyle MacLea
   McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s20 October 2006Henry Livingstone
      McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s22 October 2006Kyle MacLea
   McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s21 October 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
      McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s23 October 2006Kyle MacLea
      McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s24 October 2006Donald (Livingstone) CLink
         McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s24 October 2006Kyle MacLea
            McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s25 October 2006Donald (Livingstone) Clink
               McLea immigrants to Canada (and US via Canada) in 1870s, 80s26 October 2006Kyle MacLea

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