Monday, 3 November 2008

Indexing the 1916 census of the Prairie Provinces

Expect to hear within the month of the start of a volunteer indexing project for the 1916 census of the Prairie Provinces through

A microfilm version of the 1916 census became available in-house at Library and Archives Canada in mid-August, but the lack of online images and any nominal indexing has been a frustration.

Comments by Brian Gilchrist at the OGS Ottawa Branch Ryan Taylor Lecture indicate the project for 1916 to be part of a larger arrangement between Library and Archives Canada, FamilySearch and The Generations Network (TGN) which will see them tackling the remaining unindexed Canadian censuses too. An announcement on details should be made soon.

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