Re: Unreadable 1906 census pages
- 1906 Census Records at the National Archives
In 1955, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics5 was authorized by the Public
Records Committee6 to film and destroy the original paper records of the
1906 Census. As a result, only a microfilm copy of the 1906 census exists as
an archival holding. The microfilming of these records was not of consistent
quality and not all images are decipherable. Unfortunately, the destruction
of the paper records means that there is no recourse when a record is
- Good strategy, Carol.
For all interested in MacKenzie - some of the pages are begin
transcribed by Lois Sparling. I'm just a bit behind in my documenting
the transcription efforts.
AFHS contributions to this effort are going swimmingly!
I'll go online immediately and update the transcription commitments on
the Mackenzie page - so anyone viewing them after about 6am should get a
current picture of what coming in the next few days.
Carol Lylyk wrote:
> Hello Diane,--
> That page is terrible but I would imagine what is on the film at the
> library would likely be the same. I saved a portion of it and then
> opened it in a photo program and lightened it up and it is actually
> readable. I will send you a message separately with an attachment and
> you can see what I mean. It only covers part of the page as I was just
> trying it out.
> Carol Lylyk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Diane Hunter <mailto:dmht3e@...>
> To: dist-gen@... <mailto:dist-gen@...>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 10:09 PM
> Subject: Unreadable 1906 census pages
> Does anyone know if it's possible to request pages be recopied by
> Stats Can - a lot of the pages (especially at bottom right) in the
> area I need are all but useless, they're so black.
> For example:
> District 14 (Mackenzie)
> Subdistrict 22
> Pages 16,13
> Is the microfilm at the main library likely to be any better?
> Thanx for any suggestions.
> Diane Hunter
Judith Rempel, Webster
Alberta Family Histories Society
Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
1906 Census Transcription Centre
The paper returns were destroyed long ago. All there is left is the microfilm which is less than well done. It might be possible that a rescan would help but I doubt it.
Diane Hunter wrote:Does anyone know if it's possible to request pages be recopied by Stats Can - a lot of the pages (especially at bottom right) in the area I need are all but useless, they're so black.For example:SaskatchewanDistrict 14 (Mackenzie)Subdistrict 22Pages 16,13Is the microfilm at the main library likely to be any better?Thanx for any suggestions.Diane Hunter