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1901 and 1911 Canadian Census Help

As you probably already know, all of the images for the 1901 and 1911 Canadian censuses are online at (the online arm of the Canadian Archives). The only problem with using is that there is no searchable index of surnames, and you can only search the census by geographical location.

Enter AUTOMATED GENEALOGY, a site that has a partial full-name index of both the 1901 and 1911 censuses, due to the dedicated work of a number of volunteer transcriptionists. ANYONE can sign-up to transcribe, and even if you just do one page, it helps complete the project for everyone else.

Using Automated Genealogy takes a little getting used to, and using search "filters," you can include any of the following: Given name, gender, age, month of birth. It would be nice if the ORIGIN was included in the index, making the use of AFRICAN origin possible, but this is not an option.

Nonetheless, this is a godsend and something that may be of use to those looking for Canadian ancestors.

Again, let me encourage you to volunteer to transcribe a page. If your ancestor's area has already been done, just pick any page from another district. The online form is quick and easy to use, just tabbing to the next field, you can easily transcribe one page of 50 lines in about 20 minutes. But accuracy is far more important than speed.

Good luck in your search.

- Lisa B. Lee
Oakland, CA

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1901 and 1911 Canadian Census Help
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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