Release of a new version of the Census of Canada, 1911 database

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Census of Canada, 1911 database. This fifth general census covered the nine provinces and two territories that were then part of Confederation: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Previously, users could search only by geographical information, such as province, district and sub-district. Now, they can also search by nominal information, such as the name, given name(s) and age of an individual.

3 thoughts on “Release of a new version of the Census of Canada, 1911 database

  1. Thanks for this new index! I notice that credit is given to Ancestry.com for their part in making it available. Is it possible to include the corrections here, which have been made to the Ancestry index? Many individuals are difficult to locate as originally indexed, for various reasons. Additional search capabilities at Ancestry.ca result in success, corrections are made, and subsequent searchers can find these records. I am disappointed to see only the “original” incorrect index entries for many entries, these being for records I have corrected myself e.g. “Hapla Wila Borrowman” should read “Harper Fletcher Borrowman”.
    Hoping the corrections can migrate to this new service as well…
    -E. Hubbard, Alberta

      • Thank you for your speedy reply. I now see the “suggest a correction” feature (though it doesn’t pop out at you, as you have to scroll down to see it). I have submitted a correction for this particular record, but I still think it is a shame that all the corrections already submitted over the last few years to ancestry.ca are lost to this site.

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