1755RE: 1911 AND LATER CANADIAN CENSUS
- Jul 11, 2003Hi Bill,
I did not receive this request before. Now that I see it I am very happy to
provide a sample. I have many examples from which to choose.
For example, the 1851 census of the family of Joseph Stanford from England
who married a French Canadian woman in Montreal in 1835 and by 1851 had 8
children and were living in St-Roch Ward in Quebec city. The family did not
believe me that this part of the ancestors had lived in Quebec City because
most returned, lived and died in Montreal when the father retired.
Only three more children were born to the family after 1851 - one of which
is not on the 1861 census because he died at birth but upon locating the
birth date (year) from the 1861 census of their only son I found the record
for his twin brother who died the same day (or was stillborn) as the
multi-great grandfather of my children was born. The other new child on the
census was daughter number 9 and looks like they had given up on having a
son to name after the father so they called her Josephine. She was born in
1852 and the boys were not born until 1856 when the mother was 42.
The census records showed me the dates and places to search for the
birth/baptism records of all the children except for one that is still my
mystery child. She is on the 1851 census as born in 1846 in Quebec City. She
does not appear on the 1861 census nor have I been able to find any other
records of her. I would not even know there was a Victoria Stanford born in
this family without the census record.
Of course, you will want me to give you the roll/film and page numbers for
these should you choose this as your example. I will have to look in my
binder where I stored the sheet but I will wait to see if you choose mine or
If you wish a later example, let me know as I can provide ones up to 1906
from clients but my own family did not arrive in the west until 1908 so I am
anxiously awaiting the release of 1911 and beyond.
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
A.G.E. Ancestree Genealogical Enterprises
Column: "Nos Racines Francaise" http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette
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[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of william campbell
Sent: July 10, 2003 9:15 PM
Subject: 1911 AND LATER CANADIAN CENSUS
Hi again folks:
On June 27 the message below went out on our mailing list. To my shock and
amazement I have not received a single
response. This leads me to wonder if, in fact, the message was received by
you or, if by chance I was not clear in my
Surely, with this large list there is someone with a copy of an ancestor's
family Census Record that would be prepared
to let us use it as an illustration in an information package directed to
all Members of Parliament. Think of the
fortune and fame!
Seriously, time is running out for us to get this proposed package to all
MPs while they are away from the House this
summer, and before they are asked to vote on Bill S-13 this Fall.
PLEASE GIVE THIS YOUR SERIOUS CONSIDERATION AND CONTACT ME WITHOUT DELAY IF
YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP.
If a phone conversation would help, please call me at 403-254-2293
As most of you are aware, the much-publicized Canada Senate Bill S-13, did
not reach the House of Commons for vote in
the last sitting. If it does pass this coming Fall it will present an
enormous frustration for future genealogists.
Through the continuing leadership of Lois Sparling we plan to take advantage
of the summer break of the House.
We intend to assemble a small information package addressed to every MP
which will clearly show the immense value of the
Census record in locating Canadian ancestors and preparing a family tree.
We will take a clear and legible copy of a Census record page showing a
given family, then
prepare a family record sheet from that and then add a pedigree chart with
the family members. The preferred Census page
should show the Census District and the column headings for best
understanding by a casual reader.
If you would have these three documents in your family history files and
would be prepared to provide copies for this
purpose, would you kindly contact me at the earliest opportunity.
I look forward to your support and response.
William A. Campbell
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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