Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Automated Genealogy has Canada Census records

In the half hour between dinner and the start of the Padres game, I decided to look at some of the Canadian web sites touted in the article "A Research Guide to Finding Canadians in Canada" by Elizabeth Lapointe in the March/April 2007 issue of Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine.

The first one I tried was, but it looks like it is a bookmark page. You click on something and it shows you a bunch of Google ads - no substance to it at all. That doesn't look right...

So I tried and that does look right! So there is an error in the article. The projects ongoing at this site include:

1) The 1911 Canada census - over 97% complete by volunteer transcribers.

2) 1906 Canada census (Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan only) - over 98% complete by volunteer transcribers.

3) 1901 Canada census (all but Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) - 100% completely transcribed and partially proofread by volunteer transcribers.

There are several other volunteer "linking" projects for the Halifax Explosion, the Soldiers of the First World War, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial Project, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Project, and the British Home Children Project.

Thank goodness for volunteers!

I need to go look for my Kemp folks in the Norfolk County area and some of the collateral families related to my great-grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.

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