Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Where is the 1921 Canadian Census...Part Deux

Still nothing but a quick note from the LAC (Library and Archives Canada) on June 4th saying the Census will be released in a few weeks.  http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013/1921-census.aspx

Below is an excerpt from Elizabeth LaPointe's blog posted 17 June 2013

"A reliable source from the LAC has just phoned me to ask that I inform my readers, genealogists, and others interested in their Canadian families, that the 1921 Canadian Census has already been digitized, and has been ready for release since last Wednesday, 12 June, but it is being held back by the federal government before it is released."

Myself and others have been sending e-mails, Facebook posts and still nothing.  There are a few things you can do.  As genealogists and Family Historians, even if you are not Canadian, please contact James Moore and sign the petition below started by Bill Robinson.

Feel free to pass the petition along to other groups and lets get this census available to the public.

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

The Hon. James Moore

His E-mail

Petition: (You do not need to be Canadian to sign)

Thank you!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Facebook Genealogy Pages....

Most of the areas I research have pages on Facebook.  I admin several pages for family and genealogy research in Maine and Canada.  Someone asked on a page what groups we belonged to and as I was adding my long listed of FB groups I found there were two I really wanted to see, so, I created them.

Westmorland County, New Brunswick Genealogy

Albert County, New Brunswick Genealogy

I have such deep roots in both counties and I hope with these pages they will connect people researching their families.

Please feel free to join and add your family research or who you are looking for.

Take Care,


Monday, June 3, 2013

Where is the 1921 Canadian Census???

On June 1st 2013 the Library and Archives of Canada (LAC) was to release the 1921 Canadian Census.  Like many of you I have been waiting 10 years to see this information.  Unlike the 1940 United States Census there was no big count down, no television coverage and no information.  I found a note that shows that Statistics Canada release the information in January 2013 to the LAC.  The LAC has been contacted by  E-mail and Facebook and have not responded to any of the questions.  I would just like an update!

Where is the Census?  Why wont they update anyone?  What is with the silence???

I am not a Canadian citizen, my brother and I are the only U.S. citizen in my Maternal line.    So I do not have access to local information or government sources.

The last information found is from a blog dated Mar 27, 2012 http://thediscoverblog.com/2012/03/27/1921-census-countdown/ .  This states they will get the census to the public  " as soon as possible after that date"   Does this mean days, months, years until they have to update us?

Now almost 4 days past the release date I did the only thing I could think of and sent a e-mail to the Prime Minister of Canada .  Now, I do not hold great hope that I will get any useful information but maybe if enough of us do it there will be a response to what is going on.

LAC - http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/contact-us/Pages/contact-us.aspx

Prime Minister of Canada - http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp?featureId=10

Let hope that the LAC and the Canadian Government realize how badly this makes them look in the eyes of the very large genealogy community.  

Okay vent over...On a Happy note...  I have finished the updated on the Descendants of Elisha Steeves and Delilah Smith!  Still working on Price/Hovey updating (and will be forever!) Now working on some Autosomal DNA connections which I am finding very interesting.  

Take care