JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada) 1926 Prairie Provinces Census Online at Library of Canada and FamilySearch #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and FamilySearch working
collaboratively published the index to the 1926 Canadian census of
the Prairie Provinces: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. While
Canada usually conducts a census every ten years since four years
after the Confederation in 1871, due to the rapidly expanding
population of the Prairie provinces a more frequent census was
undertaken in 1906 -- in between the Canada-wide censuses -- and every
ten years thereafter.

The 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces were transferred >from Statistics
Canada to Library and Archives Canada on June 1, 2018. The census was on
46 microfilm reels (48,529 images) LAC digitized the images into PDF and
JPG formats FamilySearch has indexed the images so that they will be
searchable on the LAC website. While the indexes are up on FamilySearch
at https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/3005862, they are not
expected to be available on the LAC website
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/pages/census.aspx
until the beginning of March. This site contains all the Canadian
censuses available on LAC.

To access the 1926 Prairie Census on FamilySearch you will need to have
a free account. You can access and register for the free account by
clicking on "free account" in the upper right corner of the aforementioned
FamilySearch url. There are some indexes linked to images, but not all.
If it is there it is on the right side.

The blog My Genealogy Life explains what to do if no image appears:
https://mygenealogylife.ca/2019/02/25/1926-prairie-province-census-index-released-by-family-search/

Thank you to Gail Dever and her blog, Genealogy a la carte for sharing the
information. See: http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?p=27303

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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