Thursday, 23 April 2015

FamilySearch adds Newfoundland Census Index

Back in January FamilySearch added images from the 1935 and 1945 censuses of Newfoundland to their online collection, but without name indexes. Now that has been added.

The Newfoundland censuses are more comprehensive than those we're accustomed to in Canada and the UK. In 1935 there are headings for name and residence, description of home, personal description, place of birth, immigration, nationality, religion, education, occupation and industry, and total annual earnings.  In 1945 these are asked and in addition some information for 1935 is also included.

2 comments:

Shirley said...

Thank you very much for the information. I am researching Newfoundland as a birthday gift for my sister-in-law and find the ngb.chebucto.org census database a little cumbersome to use so am thrilled that Family Search has indexed theirs.
Shirley

Shirley said...

I already thanked you but now I thank you with a big hug! Family Search also has the image of the census. Chebucto only has the transcription.