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1921 Canadian census

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MargaretM Report 5 May 2013 22:15

mgnv, type up a simple explanation? Never!!!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 May 2013 21:28

mgnv - once the 1921 is on line, you'll have to type up a simple explanation of how we can search it before it is indexed.

Or...........set up an 'offer to look up' thread :-D


mgnv Report 5 May 2013 21:17

Thanks, Margee.

The general LAC portal is:

Drilling down there, I found some other news at:

Census of Lower Canada, 1825 – Coming soon
Census of Lower Canada, 1831 – Coming soon
Census of Lower Canada, 1842 – Coming soon
Census of Upper Canada, 1842 – Coming soon
Census of 1861 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) – Coming soon

Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906 – New version
Census of Canada, 1911 – New version
Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1916 – New version

The 1916 index came online around Xmas, I think - the indexed 1906/11 are very recent:

Before that, LAC only had their images sorted geographically.
The AG search linked to these images, but their nominal index could be a bit iffy. AG covers:
Census of 1851 (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, but not Nova Scotia)
Census of Canada, 1901
Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906
Census of Canada, 1911

Although the LAC index is better, all I get for say the 1911 census is:

Census Year: 1911
Item Number: 9443713
Surname: Wyness
Given Name(s): John
Age: 41
Province: Quebec
District Name: Jacques Cartier
Sub-District Name: Lachine
View digitized page of for Image No.: e002056398
with a link to
and also to the .jpg version of the image.

There are similar blurbs for all the names in the h/h, but cobbling them together doesn't give a nice transcription. I much prefer AG's:

1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Quebec / Jacques Cartier / 24 Lachine / page 4
5 31 Wyness John M Head M Mar 1870 41
6 31 Wyness Dessie F Wife M Aug 1876 35
7 31 Wyness Barbara F Daughter S May 1900 11

The two transcriptions agree here, so I could do a regular search for Wyness in Quebec but, since I've gotten the LAC image here, I could search at AG for district # 162 (Jacques Cartier), Enumeration District 24 - although it's not written in by the enumerator, note that the sheet is stamped in top right as "Dist. 162 Enu. 24" and then view page 4 of the indexing to get the above transcription. (The split view option shows both the ttranscribed page and the original image together).


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 5 May 2013 17:34

I'm looking forward to it's release. Thanks for the link


MaureeninNY Report 5 May 2013 12:21

;-) ;-)

It will be interesting to see-mercy!-all of those columns.

Maureen <3


MargaretM Report 5 May 2013 11:50

Maureen, you're back! So happy to see you!

Sorry, don't know anything about the forms used.


MaureeninNY Report 5 May 2013 11:11

Because of Canada's strict privacy laws, the 1921 Canadian census will be such a gold mine for researchers.

Margee-do you know if the forms used are available to view online?



CupCakes Report 5 May 2013 10:26

Reggie - I stand corrected - good folks are keeping their beady eyes on my post so silly typos can be corrected.
Ta for that <3 <3 <3


Reggie Report 5 May 2013 10:01

The UK rule is 100 years...............


CupCakes Report 5 May 2013 07:33

Least it will be online with the next couple of years. Wish the British regulations about the 100 year rule for Census records wasn't so antiquated.

Keep saying I might have kicked the bucket by then or be in lar lar land before I get my paws on it.

Waiting in great anticipation for both 1921 census records because so many people depend on my finding records :-D :-D :-D

Thanks to Reggie typo now corrected


MargaretM Report 5 May 2013 01:21

Here is a news release re the 1921 Canadian census:

"Canadian laws dictate that the country's census records must be kept private for 92 years. After that time, the records are transferred to Library and Archives Canada and will be opened for public use. That means that the census taken on June 1st, 1921, should be made transferred on June 1st, 2013. However,the census records will NOT be available to the public on that day.

"The law stipulates that the records are to be transferred to Library and Archives Canada on that date and the records are to be made available. However, government personnel will require some time to receive the records, catalog, scan, and place the images online. The work cannot begin until June 1st of 2013 so we can assume that public availability will not occur until some time after that date.

"The Library and Archives Canada Blog states, "Our intention is to make it available to researchers online, in the same format as previous censuses, as soon as possible after that date." "