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Canadian 1926 prairie census released - Update

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mgnv Report 7 Sep 2018 22:31

Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1926 (to come)

The Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1926 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta) was transferred to Library and Archives Canada on June 1, 2018.

We are currently developing an index and plan to make the data from the census available on our website; in the coming months we will be in a better position to estimate a release date.

I found the above on the LAC website
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SylviaInCanada Report 10 Sep 2018 19:31

Thank you, mgnv

Very useful to know


mgnv Report 30 Dec 2018 05:10


Statistics Canada has transferred the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces, which contains over 45,000 pages, to Library and Archives Canada. Over the summer, we concluded an agreement with FamilySearch to index the thousands of census entries so Canadians can find the material on our website easily.

FamilySearch has completed the indexing and is now proceeding with quality control. On December 1, they will send us the index and we will start building our new database. The Census database will consist of a free searchable index as well as the digitized images from the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces.

We expect to have an online database by March 2019.

Library and Archives Canada is committed to providing free access to Canadian census information. Visit our census page to search all of LAC's census databases.

For free access to the earlier censuses: