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1688Re: My Article in Chinook

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  • Mertie Beatty
    Jun 8, 2003
      Hi Elizabeth:

      Thanks for your mention of my article re: W. Hawrelak. I enjoyed
      reading about him in his great granddaughter's book.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "E.Rodier" <cerear@...>
      To: <dist-gen@...>
      Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 4:17 PM
      Subject: 1906 Sunnyslope, north of Acme

      > Does anyone have family members who lived near the Sunnyslope post office
      > between Didsbury and Three Hills at the time of 1906 census? Some families
      > are included in the online local history book for Acme. The online list of
      > post offices is a big help for locating a census district to search if the
      > names cannot be found in the land database.
      > Many individuals from the Sunnyslope area were born or married in
      > The online births for Manitoba show mother's maiden names. Districts for
      > Manitoba BMD registrations may be the same as online 1901 census which
      > includes dates of birth. Census transcription for sub-district 16 is going
      > well and some of the unclear names were checked against the online Land
      > database.
      > Some of the 1906 census districts (but only a few names in sub-district
      > show the state of residence for settlers who were born in the US. If the
      > location could be guessed, it was entered with the two letter geographical
      > code. KS=Kansas Some infants under 1 year show the month or specific date
      > birth. One set of triplets born Nov 1905 was listed south of Calgary.
      > Please do not hesitate to send 1906 census corrections to
      > A researcher will often guess the correct spelling of a familiar name but
      > transcriber is usually depending on the handwriting alone. One of my
      > connections in the 1901 census for Edmonton was transcribed as Bushing for
      > Cushing and there are other surname variations in captions for online
      > of an alderman. The sign on the company shop looked like Gushing in one of
      > the pictures.
      > Enjoyed reading Mertie Beatty's article in Vol 23 Issue 3 Chinook about
      > Wasyl Hawrelak, one of the 1906 enumerators for Edmonton. He used high
      > quality dark ink!
      > -- Elizabeth
      > http://www.afhs.ab.ca