While the above named families all ended up in New York about sixty miles from the Canadian border. family lore says that they traveled from Ireland to Canada, probably Montreal, Quebec, before crossing into the US. All of them seem to have been undocumented all the way - they just magically appeared in the New York records! WHERE CAN I LOOK FOR DOCUMENTATION?
I'm looking for 1) Richard MCCANN, who emigrated from Co. Derry sometime between 1833 and 1839, with his wife Ann O'CASSIDY and young son Hugh; James SHEEHAN, who emigrated during the Famine Years, probably between 1845 - 1850, from Co. Cork, traveling unaccompanied; and Jane (Jennie) COLLINS, who emigrated with her parents - names unknown - from Co. Limerick, accompanied by a sister Mary and (possibly) a sister Julia, also in the Famine Years.
The vast majority of passenger lists I have read are for ships arriving at US ports. Where can I find passenger lists for ships Canada-bound?
I'll be very grateful for any help/hints you can give me.