Search the Canadian Census
August 15, 2006 1:22 PM   Subscribe

When Library and Archives Canada placed online images of the 1901, 1906 and 1911 census, Automated Genealogy provided opportunity for volunteers to transcribe names into a database. Now the two early documents (1901, 1906) and most of the 1911 are fully indexed and searchable with links to the original image pages. Further projects are underway to link names between the documents and to other online sources, such as The Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance and the British Home Children.
posted by TimTypeZed (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Compare with the accessibility of The 1930 US Census(site) or the 1901 British census (site). Missouri is one government that is making efforts to place online its archived birth and death documents for open access.
posted by TimTypeZed at 1:23 PM on August 15, 2006

Excellent - thanks. Found my great-grandfather and his family listing in the 1911 census.
posted by birdsquared at 1:46 PM on August 15, 2006

I've got a map of Montreal with the general location of where some of my ancestors lived, but I'm not sure how to relate this to potential Montreal listings on the 1901 Automated Genealogy index...any thoughts?

Here's the location on Google Maps. I've got a few hits on the last name and first name of my relatives in Montreal, but I don't know what to call this "neighborhood", as it were.
posted by thanotopsis at 1:50 PM on August 15, 2006

There's a listing of 1901 census districts here, with maps. Looks like you might want district number 157 - Jacques-Cartier, which looks as if it at the time covered most of Montreal west and north of the mountain.
posted by TimTypeZed at 2:11 PM on August 15, 2006

Awesome! I have to go dig out the complete names of known family members to try to find them in there. Thanks for the pointer!
posted by GuyZero at 2:12 PM on August 15, 2006

Yay, Library And Archives Canada!
posted by stinkycheese at 9:09 AM on August 16, 2006

Wowzers, I just found my great-grandfather's data. I'm going to need to get my eyes checked before I can read what all the data means though.

Very cool.
posted by tiamat at 7:36 PM on August 16, 2006

The Canadian Civil Service are great at this kind of stuff - years back, I was searching for the military records of my Grandfather who was in the Canadian Navy during WW1 (incidentally, he was in Halifax in the immediate aftermath of the explosion referenced in the post), and they were the most helpful bunch of dedicated civil servants I've ever dealt with.
posted by Sk4n at 11:41 AM on August 21, 2006

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