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.