The following announcement was written by Library and Archives Canada:
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the completion of the database regarding the Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers collection (LI-RA-MA). This database contains documents created between 1898 and 1922 by the consular offices of the Tsarist Russian Empire in Canada.
The series on passports and identity papers is comprised of about 11,400 files on Jewish, Ukrainian and Finnish immigrants who came to Canada from the Russian Empire. The series includes passport applications and questionnaires containing general information. First released at the end of October 2006, the remaining 35 000 digitized images were recently added, bringing up the total of images to 55 000.
You are invited to visit the site at: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/immigrants. The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.