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1921 Canadian census

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mgnv

mgnv Report 11 Aug 2013 03:12

Incidentally, if you're a member of CAA (or AAA for those benighted souls in NY) - they give out free road and city maps - on the West coast, we can only get a map of, say, Atlantic Provinces & Quebec, or Montreal. or New England (CT, MA, RI, ME, NH, VT). I know if I go to the CAA offices in these places, I can get better local maps, say St John's for just one map for NL with town plans on back - presumably in QC, I could have gotten a map showing the outer suburbs of Montreal - mine stops in the middle of Ile Jesus, so has most of Laval, but nothing from the northern St Lawrence Shore. Most maps available most offices cover 1-2 provinces/states, like BC/AB, ON, TX, CA, OR/WA,

MaureeninNY

MaureeninNY Report 11 Aug 2013 04:12

AARP....do they do maps?

Never mind......humph.
benighted

night to you,too,

Maureen

:-)

Moonbeam

Moonbeam Report 11 Aug 2013 16:16

Here's a link to a 1911 Montreal Census District Map which I have found helpful.

Click on the link below the page heading for the map.

http://jgs-montreal.org/montreal-map.html

The other links on this page do not work – all out of date. Probably were links to the page at Collections Canada that mgnv has posted.

Moonbeam

Moonbeam Report 11 Aug 2013 16:47

mgnv

The Lovell Montreal Directory is proving to be a great site.

I've been able to confirm a 1911 Census that I had found where the spelling of the name was incorrect but appeared to be the family I was looking for. I found the correct name/address on the directory which proves I have the right census.

Thanks mgnv for posting this.

mgnv

mgnv Report 12 Aug 2013 05:12

MISTY - Although I worked in Vancouver for quite a few years, I've never heard of Cedar Cottage.
(The area's now called Little Italy as a result of immigration immediately post-WW2.)

Anyways, I looked up a page from the subdistrict you cited, viz:
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001942244.pdf
There are several Cedar Cottage addy's there, but when I look more closely, they all say Cedar Cottage PO.

So I looked it up here:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/post-offices/001001-100.01-e.php
and got:
Name of Office: Vancouver-Cedar Cottage
Establishment Re-openings Closings
1896-01-01 - -

Former Office Information:
Former Name Date of Change
Cedar Cottage 1914-07-31
Epworth 1909-03-01

Location - 3354 Commercial Drive
Location - 3354 Findlay St.
Location - 3358 Findlay St. - 1952-09-18
Location - 3528 Commercial Drive
Status - Sub office - 1914-07-31
Store


Go to: https://maps.google.com/ and look up: Findlay Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

For Vancouver N-S streets, subtract 1600 from the street #, divide by 100, and discard fractions to get the Avenue to N, so 3358 is between 17th Ave & 18th Ave - pan google map one click left, and you'll see 17th.

Now everyone's giving their PO as their addy - maybe this area's only starting to get developed by 1911. Anyways, it's not very helpful for 1921 - what we really need is a 1921 city directory:
http://www.vpl.ca/bccd/index.php

Jean

Jean Report 13 Aug 2013 11:30

Sorry to be a pain but I just cannot find which sub district La Salle Road , Verdun, Quebec is.

I have googled , linked on links suggested here but still no luck .
Could someone help me please ,

Thank you
jean

mgnv

mgnv Report 13 Aug 2013 18:36

Using http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/electoral-atlas/index-e.html
we see Verdun was in Jacques Cartier (which covers most of the SW part of the Ile de Montreal). However, it's not there in 1921, but the map shows it was adjacent to Ste Anne, Montreal which straddled the NW end of the Lachine Canal, and that's its dstrict in 1921.

Lasalle runs the whole length of Verdun, so it's liable to be in most Verdun subdistricts.

Jean

Jean Report 14 Aug 2013 08:13

Thank you mgnv ,

I have been tearing my hair out trying to find Verdun and LaSalle Road , I will take a look now,

jean

mgnv

mgnv Report 18 Aug 2013 00:39

Just for reference, here's an online Ottawa directory:
http://archive.org/details/ottawadirec192300midiuoft