Wednesday, 31 October 2018

1926 Census Update from LAC

The following is from a news release by Library and Archives Canada

The 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces database is on its way!

Statistics Canada has transferred the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces, which contains over 45,000 pages, to Library and Archives Canada. Over the summer, we concluded an agreement with FamilySearch to index the thousands of census entries so Canadians can find the material on our website easily.

FamilySearch has completed the indexing and is now proceeding with quality control. On December 1, they will send us the index and we will start building our new database. The Census database will consist of a free searchable index as well as the digitized images from the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces.

We expect to have an online database by March 2019. 

Read the full release here

Comment:  Well done FamilySearch and its volunteer indexers.

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