JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) Ancestry.ca Free Access to Canadian Census Celebrates Canada Day Through July 2 #general
Jan Meisels Allen
Ancestry.ca is offering free access to Canadian censuses only through July 2
11:59 PM ET in celebration of Canada Day. (Check with time zone converter
to convert time to your local time
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc). Registration is required.
Name, email address and password is required, no credit card information is
requested. The Canadian census records are available >from 1851-1916, with
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta >from 1906 and 1916.
Go to https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/canadaday . If you access the site from
outside Canada you will be directed with a question if you wish to connect
with "your" Ancestry- for example >from the US you would be directed to
Ancestry.com. Instead click on where it says to continue to Ancestry.ca to
the Canadian site or you will not be able to access the free census records
collection. . Please access, register and do the search through this page.
If you go through the regular site you may be directed to a subscription
page. Once you get your results for Canadian Census only-any other record
will require a paid subscription-click on the results image. You have the
opportunity to save the image to your computer by clicking on the green save
button in upper right hand corner. If you click on the tools icon -right
side you have the opportunity to print or download the image.
If you try to access any other of the collections during or after the free
period, or try to access the featured collection after the June 2 cut-off
date you will be invited to subscribe to the World Deluxe edition of
Canada Day is celebrates on July 1st. It's when Canadians celebrate their
heritage. To learn more about Canada Day see:
I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee