Don't you all think this is a perfect day for family History, hot chocolate
or a good strong coffee, and 1906 Census transcribing?
If anyone has a bit of time and would like to tackle a subdistrict, be in
I've given up on the roads today and taken a vacation day. Will be
monitoring my e-mail throughout the day if there are questions about the
What subdistricts need to be done, you say? Just consult:
and click through any of the Districts listed.
There's lots of work to be done all over Manitoba.
In Saskatchewan, we really need help in the subdistricts found in Assiniboia
East, Humboldt, Mackenzie, & Saskatchewan North.
In Alberta, we need the most help in Strathcona and Edmonton.
When you decide to start a transcription, be sure to download our xls
template (alternatives to xls are also available), and read the
transcription tips found at:http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/tips.html
Then, also be sure to let me know (immediately) which district/subdistrict
you're working on. In this way I can be sure to note it as "underway" and
we won't duplicate efforts. Fortunately, I think we've only had 2 small
occasions of duplication so far - so the project is going swimmingly.
Lastly, I'll need details (and photo if you're willing) to add to our
growing transcribers' gallery. I added a 73rd transcriber just last
evening. I'm awaiting details, but think that our latest transcriber, Marth
Striker, is in Australia!
p.s. An additional tip that isn't on our site comes from Elizabeth Rodier.
Go to the National Archives website and copy all the needed *.sid files to
your hard drive before you start transcribing. This will:
a) make your workflow more efficient
b) ensure that if their website goes 'down' you can continue working
c) ensure that if our shaw/telus access is cut due to
weather/repair/accident, you can continue working
Then, you can choose to delete the *.sid files when you're done or save them
for use by a proofreader later on.
If there's any volunteer out there who would like to capture all the images
to CD for proofreading efforts, please advise. This doesn't require finicky
typing/reading/peering skills, but would require CD burner.
Danke und Froehliche Weinacht!
Judith Rempel, Webster
note new personal e-mail address: judith@...
Alberta Family Histories Society
Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
1906 Census Transcription Centre