20 December 2012

The indexed census from LAC

Library and Archives Canada have announced on their blog that, starting with 1906, nominal indexed Canadian census returns are becoming available from them online. In total there will be 15 databases on Canadian census returns from 1825 to 1916, comprising more than 32 million records.

I'm informed that the source for the nominal indexes is a mixture of the results of agreements between Ancestry.ca, Family Search and the Manitoba Genealogical Society, revised to provide accurate references to geographical metadata such as district and sub-district numbers, names and descriptions.

There will apparently be a facility for users to suggest corrections.

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