Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen
The Library and Archives Canada recently announced releases of updated and new versions and other previously not posted censuses on their website:
The Lower Canada 1825 census is now on line. Lower Canada is modern-day Quebec and this census covers some 74,000 households. The 1825 census only contains the names of heads of family, their occupation, and the number of residents for each family. The database can be searched by family name, first name and keyword To search the census go to:
A newly released version of the 1891 Canada census. This was the third general census of Canada and covered seven provinces and one territory that were then in the Confederation:
British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories. This revision includes corrections submitted by the users and revised district and sub-district information. To read about the revision go to: http://tinyurl.com/m5z9uhr Original url: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013/06-new-1891-census.aspx.
To search the 1891 census go to: http://tinyurl.com/lvbtjb6 Original url:
Previously, it was reported on this listserve that the LAC had been the subject of severe budget cuts, and that the LAC president Daniel Caron resigned last month. It has been reported that Heritage Minister James Moore will ask for consideration for restoring the National Archival Development Program, a program eliminated during recent federal budget cuts that helped hundreds of small museums across the country preserve local history. Hervé Déry is Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada until Heritage Minister Moore appoints a new chief of the LAC. To read the article go to: http://tinyurl.com/l736uja Original url: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/10/heritage-minister-conside_n_3414200.html
Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for informing us about the possible LAC funding restoration.
Library and Archives Canada [LAC] posted to their website on June 4 that in a few weeks the 1921 Census will be available to researchers. The census was taken on June 1, 1921 and covered 8.8 million people. Information for the census was collected on the following five subjects: population; agriculture; animals, animal products, fruits not on farms; manufacturing and trading establishments. There were 35 questions. There is a 92-year privacy requirement in Canada. To read their press piece go to: http://tinyurl.com/jw2xy82
Look at the LAC website to find out exactly when the census will be available.
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee