Re: Getting to Know MrSid & Transcribing 1906 Census pages successfully.
- 1891 and 1901 rural or small town census districts were small enough that it
was easy to look through a whole section of microfilm for Calgary.
Consider the adventures we are having with 1906 census to find known
individuals with a specific house address 510 and 512 - 5th Ave SW like Gord
Hulbert's Cousins relatives in Calgary.
By 1911 census there was a rapid increase in population in the cities,
province of Alberta and elsewhere. It takes time to transcribe each page of
40 names even when handwriting and clarity of online images are good.
Anyone planning to wait for a name index for the 1911 census can get a head
start by finding "someone" from a district of interest in the 1906 census
and at the same time contribute to the AFHS transcription project by
e-mailing their spreadsheet with data to Webster@...
A local history often has the farm land locations for early settlers.
http://www.archives.ca/02/020111_e.html Land grants for 1870-1930 can be
searched. Some of our relatives came west to work for pioneers who had land
or businesses in known locations. I've just checked the land grant for a
family that lived NW of Calgary.
The family ranch didn't move but the district changed postal names several
times during the 1890's when the children were born. They happened to be in
a Calgary census because the father of the children worked for Pat Burns in
Calgary. One of the daughters born in NWT was a secretary to Pat Burns
before WWI, lived to be 102 and buried at Union Cemetery with her
grandmother who died in 1906.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Xenia Stanford"
> Is there a census for Ponoka transcribed yet? I don't see it on the
> but I did not check if it is under Edmonton.
> Apparently my grandfather's cousin and family should be there although my
> grandparents and my father did not follow until 1908.