Friday, June 30, 2006

Canadian ancestry

from my email Cai ~in OZ:-

It's Canada Day on 1 July --

On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.

The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day.



To coincide with the nation's birthday, unveils the first every-name-indexed and searchable Canadian Census taken in the 20th Century. With Canada's 139th birthday quickly
approaching and bringing years of history to celebrate, Canadians are eager to investigate the family ties that unite them.

"Saturday's holiday is our chance to remember the founding of our nation, and to look back at how Canada has evolved through the years," say Dave Obee, Canadian Genealogist and member of the Advisory Board. "All the flag-waving and face-painting is nice, but there would be no reason for Canada Day without Canadian history." is joining in the festivities with the announcement of the addition of the 1901 and 1906 Census of Canada databases to its website. The 1901 index includes over 5 million people and is linked to more than 130,000 images of original census pages - the very pages the enumerators used that year.

The 1901 index, offers a treasure trove of interesting information including name, marital status, birth date, birth year, year of immigration to Canada, tribal origins, nationality, religion, occupation and more. All of these choices help reduce the risk of misidentifying an ancestor.

not on the front page 06:00 am 1 July 2006
but searching for SMITH and then a blank shows the size of the databases

Canada Census Records on 13,666,757 hits

1901 Census of Canada 5,027,300
1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta 804,735
1911 Canada Census 7,223,678

Addington County, Ontario Canada 1851 Census 12,038
Ameliasburg, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881 3,455
Assiniboia, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891 1,237
Athol, Picton, and Wellington, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881 5,123
Belcourt, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891 1,019
Blenheim, Chatham, and Harwich, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 13,530
Brighton, Ontario Census, 1861 3,713
Chatham and Blenheim, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1891 10,760
Colchester South, Essex County, Ontario Census, 1881 2,729
Dover, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 4,447
Durham County, Ontario Census, 1861 38,922
East Selkirk and Varennes, Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891 512
Essex District, Ontario, Canada Census, 1881 (Kingsville, Colchester, Sandwich, Pelee, Gosfield) 9,620
Hillier Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario Census, 1881 2,199
Hope, Ontario Census, 1881 4,522
Hope, Ontario Census, 1891 3,887
Kent County, New Brunswick Census, 1871: Eight Subdistricts 19,106
Kent County, Ontario, Canada, 1881 Census: Chatham, Wallaceburgh 9,401
Lennox County, Ontario Canada 1851 Census 6,999
Lisgar District, Manitoba 1891 Census: SD Woodlands & St Paul 1,025
Lisgar District, Manitoba Census, 1891: Gimli, Kildonan, Macdonald, Plessis, Rockwood, Selkirk Town 12,332
Marquette District, Manitoba Census, 1891 17,517
Marysborough South, Prince Edward District, Ontario Census, 1881 2,180
Mersea, Essex District, Ontario Census, 1881 3,527
Millbrook, Ontario Census, 1881 1,149
Millbrook, Ontario Census, 1891 970
Newcastle, Ontario Census, 1881 1,061
Newcastle, Ontario Census, 1891 787
Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842 6,045
Ontario, Canada Census Index, 1871 374,003
Port Hope, Ontario Census, 1881 5,586
Port Hope, Ontario Census, 1891 5,042
Raleigh Township, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 5,298
Romney Township, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 1,082
Tilbury, Kent County, Ontario Census, 1881 2,872
Wellington County, Ontario Canada 1851 Census 17,349


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