Re: 1911 pdf's
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Out of habit, I click on the Mr. Sid version of each census page but
then select to view it without the Mr. Sid plug in. I assume this makes
less demands on my computer. I have never had a problem with this so it
is an option for everyone to consider if their first choice is too slow
or acting up.
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> Has anyone compared the clarity of PDF with MrSid for the same 1911
> census page? Irfanview is easy to download but plugin for MrSid has a
> very slow connection today. Just found dynamic zoom in Adobe Reader 7
> that wasn't in version 5.
> Can't see much difference myself between PDF and SID pages. I used
> MrSid for 1906 census work and PDF for 1911 Calgary #48 Sunalta
> district. Are microfilm copies of census records any easier to read
> than online images? MrSid converted to TIF, cropped and printed made
> cleaner looking letter size pages for 1906 but a lot of extra work.
> A few names crossed out in sub-district #48 appear to be infants who
> died shortly before the census. Don't know (yet) if that is part of
> the official directions to census takers or just the method used by
> the census taker for #48 in Sunalta sub-district of Calgary.
> If anyone is looking for names in Sunalta-Scarboro (Bow River to 17th
> Ave South and west of 14th Street) I have guessed at about 1100 names
> in a quick Excel spreadsheet and copied more details for Peel,
> Brannon, Chappell and Barnecut households. Still looking for one Peel
> man listed in a 1911 directory who had lived in the district 1909-1910.
> Scarboro street names replacing or in addition to numbers must have
> changed after 1911. Some of the unclear house numbers, streets and
> avenues had to be guessed or limited to ? question mark. -- Elizabeth