Re: My Article in Chinook
- Hi Elizabeth:
Thanks for your mention of my article re: W. Hawrelak. I enjoyed
reading about him in his great granddaughter's book.
----- Original Message -----
From: "E.Rodier" <cerear@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 4:17 PM
Subject: 1906 Sunnyslope, north of Acme
> Does anyone have family members who lived near the Sunnyslope post office
> between Didsbury and Three Hills at the time of 1906 census? Some families
> are included in the online local history book for Acme. The online list of
> post offices is a big help for locating a census district to search if the
> names cannot be found in the land database.
> Many individuals from the Sunnyslope area were born or married in
> The online births for Manitoba show mother's maiden names. Districts for
> Manitoba BMD registrations may be the same as online 1901 census which
> includes dates of birth. Census transcription for sub-district 16 is going
> well and some of the unclear names were checked against the online Land
> Some of the 1906 census districts (but only a few names in sub-district
> show the state of residence for settlers who were born in the US. If the
> location could be guessed, it was entered with the two letter geographical
> code. KS=Kansas Some infants under 1 year show the month or specific date
> birth. One set of triplets born Nov 1905 was listed south of Calgary.
> Please do not hesitate to send 1906 census corrections to
> A researcher will often guess the correct spelling of a familiar name but
> transcriber is usually depending on the handwriting alone. One of my
> connections in the 1901 census for Edmonton was transcribed as Bushing for
> Cushing and there are other surname variations in captions for online
> of an alderman. The sign on the company shop looked like Gushing in one of
> the pictures.
> Enjoyed reading Mertie Beatty's article in Vol 23 Issue 3 Chinook about
> Wasyl Hawrelak, one of the 1906 enumerators for Edmonton. He used high
> quality dark ink!
> -- Elizabeth