Re: Ukrainians in Smoky Lake, other Alberta locations and North Battleford, Sask.
- Any researcher interested in settlers from a particular country can search
for the abbreviation in census pages already transcribed. Austria is AUT and
there were also a few people from Australia AUS.
1906 census for Calgary has some clusters of people from Austria and other
countries, often men living in boarding houses. Some census districts have a
combination of dark or unclear images, difficult handwriting and unfamiliar
names. Some men came to Alberta a year ahead of the family or worked away
from their homes during the summer season.
The land grants database is helpful for those who claimed land. Working on a
Manitoba district this week, I could sometimes read the land location and
sometimes the surname. Noticed two lists of railway workers. -- Elizabeth
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From: "Xenia Stanford"
> Also I have the following request:
> My mother and her sister are looking into their family history. On their
> mothers side they have found this info.
Lena or Wasysalina Powluik or Palluik married Wasyl Shapka or Bill or
WIliam. Shapka came over from Bukovina Austria they think in 1905 and was
born on March 14 1889. They lived in the Andrew Wostock area.