Sunday, 3 July 2016

Findmypast adds 1911 Census of Canada

Findmypast have the 1911 Canadian census, the first Canadian census on their site and a welcome addition. Any major addition, and 6.7 million records mentioned in this week's Friday news release certainly are that, is good news. Now a search at Findmypast will include a search of this Canadian dataset, you don't have to go to one of the other four sites where that census is also available. They are: Ancestry, Automated Genealogy, FamilySearch and Library and Archives Canada.

Each site has strengths and weaknesses. Here is a summary tabulation of what's available at each.

AncestryAutomated GenealogyFamilySearchFindmypastLAC
CostSubs $FreeFreeSubs $Free
Transcribed Fields
Last NameYesYesYesYesYes
Marital StatusYesNoYesNoNo
Relationship to Head of HouseholdYesNoYesYesNo
Birth DateYesNoYesYesNo
Race or TribeYesNoNoYesNo
Place of HabitationYesNoNoNoNo
Census PlaceYesYesYesYesYes
Help FileGoodLimitedGoodGoodExtensive
Citation HelpYesNoYesNoNo
Acknowledgement of SourceYesYesYesNoYes

1 comment:

Alison (Vancouver) said...

It would be more useful if they transcribed datasets that weren't already available free! eg some of the provincial BMDs that are only currently available on micro-film.