You know you're a census geek when you find yourself reading the "Nominal Return(s) of Deaths" from the Canadian census returns. The "Nominal Return of the Deaths within the last twelve months" (1871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Carleton County, Township of March) for the Township of March records twenty deaths in the township for the … Continue reading Scarlet fever deaths in March Township, 1870-1871
Great news for census geeks and other researchers: the 1921 Census of Canada has been indexed by Ancestry, and is now searchable by name (and by several other fields, including birth year and location). I just found out a couple of hours ago, and have been browsing and searching ever since (yes: census geek).
Ancestry.ca is currently reporting "11 days til' 1921!" I take it this means 11 days until the 1921 Census is indexed and searchable by name.
is finally available, though not yet indexed by name. It is now available free of charge at ancestry.ca (but without index by name, so you need to know where your ancestors lived in order to readily find them). According to John Reid of Anglo-Celtic Connections (who always has the latest scoop on anything related to the … Continue reading The 1921 Census of Canada
Where is the 1921 Census of Canada? On June 4, 2013, it was supposed to "be available to researchers in the next few weeks." It's July 12, 2013. That's more than a "few" weeks.
at the Library and Archives Canada Blog. Apparently the census data is "being indexed" and will be "available in the next few weeks." This is very good news.
Found in the household of John Rowan and his wife Emma Hogan (Emily Julia Hogan, daughter of John Hogan and Marcella Moran) in the 1891 census of Huntley township (Lanark North, Ontario): Jas. [James] Fitzpatrick, male, age 17, Dom. [Domestic], born England, father born England, mother born England, religion R.C. [Roman Catholic]. This is quite … Continue reading James Fitzpatrick: Home Child
"Could you look up Mary Hogan?" asked my dad's cousin Aggie. "I think she may have been," and this added sotto voce, as if, even after so many years, there might yet be something to hide, "a Home Girl."[1. Oral interview with Mary Frances Agnes O'Neill, January 2007.] A Home Girl? At the time, I … Continue reading Home Children: Open Secrets (Part 1)