Ancestry.ca Unveils Indexed Canadian Census
by
EB Lapointe

Ancestry.ca has unveiled an "every-name-indexed and searchable census" effective July 1st, 2006, Canada's 139th birthday!

Ancestry.ca has released the 1901 and the 1906 census to its website. The 1901 census includes over 5 million people, and is linked to over 130,000 images of the original census.

The 1901 census includes the name, martial status, birth date, birth year, year of immigration to Canada, nationality, religion, occupation, and more.

The 1906 census index to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta—which the federal government commissioned in 1906 after the explosive growth of population due to the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railroad—provides an index of over 800,000 people and also, like the 1901 census, provides a link to the original record.

"Saturday's holiday (July 1st) is our chance to remember the founding of our nation, and to look back at how Canada has evolved over the years," says Dave Obee, Canadian genealogist, and a member of the Ancestry.ca Advisory Board.

These two new indexes join the every-name index to the 1911 census, launched by Ancestry.ca earlier this year. As a result, over 13 million Canadians are now searchable in these three databases.

To access the databases, log on to <www.Ancestry.ca>.

27 January, 2007



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