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1906 census Calgary confusion of Sections & Wards

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  • E.Rodier
    The early transcriptions of 1906 census pages on the AFHS pages print nicely with landscape setting and LEGAL size 8.5x14 paper. Internet Explorer 6 set to
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 31, 2003
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      The early transcriptions of 1906 census pages on the AFHS pages print nicely
      with landscape setting and LEGAL size 8.5x14" paper. Internet Explorer 6 set
      to medium size text and using Windows XP Home with ink jet printer.

      Infants may have had their ages recorded in days (5 days old, unnamed), date
      of birth (May 28 -- about a month old), or months (6 months.) The template
      used for the census will be easier for farming districts as long as the
      farms were in specific quarter sections.

      Each census taker in Calgary 26b (Ward 3 west downtown, includes race
      track), 26c (south & east of Centre Street near Stampede grounds, includes
      old isolation hospital), and 26d (south of railway tracks, west of Centre
      Street, includes Central Memorial Park) seems to have used a slightly
      different method of keeping track of addresses. Before 1904, all of the
      Calgary streets and avenues had names instead of numbers. Districts north of
      the river were outside the city limits in 1906 and may have had different
      numbering system from early Calgary.

      Ward 3 in sub-section 26b recorded in the original Section column is most
      likely a voting ward but I don't have a map showing wards. Canadiana room at
      the main library has some early voter lists. Block numbers were given for
      26d. Section 15 is from 6th Street East to 4th Street West and Section 16 is
      from 4th Street West to 14th Street West. The manhole cover at the corner of
      14th Street and 17th Ave SW is a major marker for Calgary. (near the LDS
      Church where computer group meetings are held)

      My references:
      Glenbow Library Map Number 1, 1981, a reproduction of Calgary 1883.
      Plan of Township No. 24, Range 1 West of Fifth Meridian. 24th Street East to
      37 Street West
      50th Ave South to McKnight Blvd in the north where there is a jog around the
      south end of the airport.

      1891 map showing street names (not numbers) and block numbers with half mile
      circle distances from the post office

      1982 city of Calgary map showing sections (36 sections in one Township) and
      changes in city limits 1884 (downtown); 1893 main city census area with
      small sections 1901 exhibition grounds, 1906 Ramsay, 1903 stockyards. 1907
      south-west Calgary and Hillhurst to Bridgeland north of the Bow River. The
      rest of Township 24 was added to the city in 1910.

      Grandpa worked for the CPR and taught map reading to the army recruits in
      WWI. Descendants inherited his passion for collecting maps but not always
      his sense of direction or map-making skills. -- Elizabeth



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    • Eileen McElroy
      Hi all: Please spare a moment from searching/transcribing the 1906 census to assist me... I have been updating the Commercial Services page at
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 31, 2003
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        Hi all:

        Please spare a moment from searching/transcribing the 1906 census to assist
        me...

        I have been updating the "Commercial Services" page at
        http://www.afhs.ab.ca/aids/service.html of the AFHS web site and am
        wondering if anyone has current e-mail addresses for:

        Sandy Irvine - By Design Services
        Bob Fyvie - 5e Consulting
        Gisele Tremblay - Genealogical Research

        Also, if you are listed on this page and have revised information, please
        contact me with your corrections.

        Please reply PRIVATELY to me at mcelroye@...

        Thanks!

        Regards,
        Eileen








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