Thursday, July 21, 2005

Our Northern Neighbors Come Through

The 1911 Canadian census is finally online. As is customary in that frozen and mostly uninhabited land, the census is indexed by geographic location and not by family name. The Library and Archives Canada website adds the following caveat:

The creation of the microfilms was authorized in 1955 with the paper records destroyed afterwards. The microfilming of these records was not of consistent quality and therefore not all images are decipherable. Unfortunately, the destruction of the paper records means that there is no recourse when a record is unreadable.
While you're there, check out the other databases offered by the Canadian Genealogy Centre, like:

Wow, I thought only Americans and British royalty got divorced.

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