1906 Census Transcription
- You may have been wondering if this project is still alive. Indeed it is.
I was away for 2 1/2 weeks in June - so that put a crimp in things, but I'm
mostly caught up with the preparation of the 1906 spreadsheets into pdf
files that have gone online.
for an inventory of the subdistrict pdf files that have gone online in May
We now have over 160,000 lines of data online - about 19% of the 800,000
records that can be transcribed.
In Alberta, over 40% of the records are transcribed/online.
In District #18 (Southern Alberta) and district #19 (Calgary) - each has
only 1 subdistrict which is neither online, nor being worked on. And
District #22 (Northern Alberta) is complete. Amazing. It's Distict #21
(Strathcona) that needs subtantial work now.
Not a lot of attention yet. Only southwestern Manitoba and Winnipeg are
being actively transcribed. We could use more volunteer transcribers here.
Know anyone with Manitoba interests who would be willing to give a hand?
Lots of work on District #12 (Assiniboia West) and good inroads on District
#16 (Q'Appelle), but again - we need more volunteers interested in other
parts of the province.
Be sure to take advantage of our advanced searching tool
<http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/advanced_search.html> if your family
is hard to find. I must say it's got a lot of bells 'n whistles, so hope
folks are taking advantage of it. :-) Right now, it searches about 4 MB of
1906 Census data - so put it to work!
In particular, I should recognize the continuing contributions in May & June
Folks from Alberta:
Elizabeth Rodier (AFHS), Lois Sparling (AFHS), Charlie Hansen (AFHS), Mertie
Beatty (AFHS), Joan Hudson (AFHS), Carol Hauswirth (AFHS), Lillian Parent
(Calgary), Ted How (Emonton - Edmonton Daily Journal Extracts, 1907), Adele
Goa (Edmonton, Alberta GenSoc), Val Williams (Calgary, Mennonite Historical
Soc), Lottie Bardoel (Alberta GenWeb -Vermillion County)
Folks from BC
John Tracy (Victoria), John Sled (Vancouver), Karen Foster (Port Coquitlam)
Folks from Saskatchewan
Gwen Thomson (Saskatoon, SGS); Bob & Joanne Jensen (SGS), Beverly Muntain
(Regina, Bukovina Soc of the Americas), Donna Jones (Saskatoon), & Janice
Folks from other Parts of Canada:
Chris McVety (Montreal, QC)
Judith Rempel, Webster
Alberta Family Histories Society
1906 Census Transcription Centre
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta