Over the last few years, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has made great strides in taking advantage of technology to increase access to their collections. Their Microform Digitisation project is increasing access to their collections.
LAC is scanning popular reels of microfilm and making them available online. Among these are passenger lists, border crossing records, and land petitions. Unfortunately, the records are not searchable by name.
Each record set includes a help section that explains the information contained in the records, and how they are organized. Fortunately some of the records, such as the Border Entry, Form 30, 1919–1924, records were organized roughly in alphabetical order, so they are easily browsable. Here is a sample image from the collection:
Visit www.collectionscanada.gc.ca for more information, and to view records available online.