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Transcribing document images

In General Genealogy on January 26, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Recently a long-distance cousin of mine sent me a photographed copy of my second great grand-uncle’s will from the 1890s.  Okay, not the actual will, but the certified copy from the probate court. In any case, it was exciting in the way only us genealogists understand. ;-)

But it got me thinking. I realized I wanted to transcribe it as I read it through the first time, which would also force me to read it thoroughly and carefully at the same time. But having the images open in one window and transcribing the text into another window and then switching back and forth to move the image up or down or sideways, and then type and type…well, it’s not the funnest part of being a family researcher, is it?

So I did a google search for transcription software. And surprisingly there’s not a lot. But luckily there is Transcription (find it here: http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/) and after transcribing that 7 page Will relatively painlessly, I’m in love with this little shareware program!  You can easily download and use it, for personal use, for free. If you need a license, or if you just find it an awesome program worth supporting, it’s only 15 euros and easily purchased through Paypal, and an email sent to the developer for the license. But I get ahead of myself. You simply open the image file from within the program and it displays that at the top of the window. At the bottom of the window is a simple rtf (rich text) window for your transcription. (I should see if I can’t figure out how to give you a screen shot here). Image

You can, as I did, do several image files to one text file so I have all 7 separate images/pages of the Will all in one text file that I can save anywhere I like.  As a basic text file it’s also very easy to copy and paste into your various programs (Clooz, Rootsmagic, Family Tree Maker, etc,)  It also has handy features like super/subscript, so when the “th” of “17th” superscript, you can transcribe exactly that way.  As well the image actually moves up every time you press “enter” (to force a line break) which is a great time and effort saver. While it didn’t stop me from having to once in awhile mouse up to the image and move it up, I didn’t have to do it nearly as often as would have any other way.

Okay, I didn’t really mean for this post to sound like an advertisement for this program…lol…but I am just so pleased with it. And I know there are many of you out there doing transcriptions like these too (sources, sources, sources!).  I’d also be interested if anyone has found any other handy little programs–feel free to leave comments.

Still more 1921 Census of Canada, Vancouver South (District 23)

In General Genealogy on September 24, 2013 at 5:49 PM

UPDATE (30 October 2013): The images are now Indexed on ancestry.ca.  There are varying reports on the accuracy of the transcriptions.

Continuing in the same vein as before, here are some rough notes I’ve made as I’ve gone through some of the scans at ancestry.ca:

Subdistrict 1, Point Grey: covers 1400s King Edward, 1400s Laurier, 1400s Balfour, 4000s Cartier, 1300s Laurier, 3900/4000s Hudson, 3800s Cartier, 1300s Balfour, 3800s Hudson, 1300s Laurier, 4000s Selkirk, 1200s Balfour, 3800s Selkirk, 1200s Laurier, 3800s Hudson, 4000s Osler, 3900s Osler, 1000/1100s Laurier, 3800s Osler, 1000s Balfour, 1200s King Edward,  3500/3600s Osler, 1000s Wolfe, 1000s Balfour, 1000/1100s Matthews, 1100s Balfour, 3800s Osler, 3600/3700s Selkirk, 1200s Matthews, 3600/3700s Hudson, 3600/3700s Cartier,1300s Balfour, 1300s Matthews,  1200s Balfour, 1400s Balfour, 1400s Angus, 1400s McRae, 3200/3300s Granville, 1400s Matthews, 3400s Osler, 3500s Hudson, 1300s The Crescent, 1000-1200s Tecumseh, 1100s Wolfe, 1000s 16th Ave, 1000s Douglas, 3700s Granville, 1100s Montcalm, 3800s Cartier (15 pages)

Subdistrict 16– covers 400s 16th Avenue West, 10s-500s 17th Ave W, 3200s Cambie St,          (35 pages)

1921 Census of Canada, Northern Saskatchewan, Prince Albert and North Battleford

In General Genealogy on August 17, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Well, I was all ready to start making rough notes on my browsings through these images as I searched for family, and look what I found right already at the drop-down menu:

Prince Albert District:

  • Sub-District 01, 27  Townships 42, 43, 44 and 45 in ranges 30, 31 and 32 , west of the first Meridian and in range 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 , inclusive , west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 02  Townships 42, 43 , 44 and 45 in range 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, inclusive , west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 03  Townships 42 and 43 in ranges 13, 14 and 15 , west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 04  Townships 44 and 45 in ranges 13, 14 and 15 , west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 05  Townships 42 and 43 in ranges 16 and 17 and township 42 in range 18, exclusive of the Indian Reserves, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 06  Townships 44 and 45 in ranges 16 and 17, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 07  Townships 43, 44 and 45, in range 18, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 08  Townships 42, 43, 44 and 45, in range 19, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 09  Townships 42, 43, 44 and 45 , in range 20, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 10  Townships 42 and 43 in range 21, township 44 in range 21 and 21A, township 45 in range 21A and the south half of township 45 in range 21, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 11  Townships 42 and 43 in ranges 22, 23 and 24, west of the second Meridia
  • Sub-District 12  Townships 44 and 45 in ranges 22, 23 and 24 , and township 45A in range 22, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 13  Those parts of townships 42 and 43 in ranges 25 and 26, lying south of Wakaw Lake and Carrot River, including the village of Wakaw, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 14  Those parts of townships 42 and 43 in ranges 25 and 26, lying north of Wakaw Lake and Carrot River, exclusive of the village of Wakaw, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 15  Township 44 in ranges 25, 26 and 27, and the north half of township 43, in range 27, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 16  Township 45 in ranges 25, 26 , 27 and 28, west of the second Meridian, including River lots, south of the South Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 17  The north half of township 43 in range 28, township 44 in range 28, west of the second Meridian and township 43 , 44 and 45 in range 1 west of the third Meridian, including River lots east and south of the South Saskatchewan exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 18  Township 42 in ranges 27 and 28, the south half of township 43 in ranges 27 and 28 , west of the second Meridian, and townships 42 A and 42 in range 1 , west of the third Meridian, including River lots all lying east of the South Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 19  Townships 42A, 42 and 43A, whole or fractional, in ranges 1 and 2, west of the South Saskatchewan river including River lots in Rosthern Municipality, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 20  Township 42 in ranges 3 and 4, west of the third Meridian exclusive of the town of Rosthern
  • Sub-District 21  Townships 43 and 44 in range 4 and townships 43A and 43, in range 3, south of the Indian Reserve, west of the third Meridian,
  • Sub-District 22  Township 42 in ranges 5, 6 and 7 east of the North Saskatchewan River and west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 23  Fractional townships 43 and 44 in ranges 5 and 6 lying south and east of the North Saskatchewan River including River lots and west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 24  Townships 43 and 44 in ranges 1 and 2 , West of the South Saskatchewan river, west of the third Meridian, including river lots and including the town of Duck Lake, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 25  Townships 44, 45, 46 and 47, whole or fractional, in range 3, and that part of township 45 in range 4, west of the third Meridian, all south and east of the North Saskatchewan River including the river lots
  • Sub-District 26  Townships 45, 46, 47 , 48 and 49, whole or fractional, in ranges 1 and 2, west of the third Meridian, south of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 28  Townships 46, 47 and 48, in ranges 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, inclusive west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 29  Townships 46, 47 and 48 in range 13 and township 48 in range 14, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 30  Townships 46 and 47 in range 14 and townships 46, 47 and 48 , in range 15, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 31  Townships 46, 47 and 48, in range 16, and township 48 in range 17, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 32  Townships 46 and 47 in range 17 and township 46, 47 and 48 in range 18, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 33  Townships 46, 47, 48 and 49 in range 19, south of the Saskatchewan River, exclusive of the Indian Reserve, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 34  The north half of township 45 in range 21 and townships 46, 47, 48 and 49 in ranges 20, 21A and 21 all south of the Saskatchewan River, west of the second Meridian exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 35  Townships 46, 47, 48 and 49 , whole or fractional , in range 22 south and east of the south Saskatchewan River, west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 36  Townships 46, 46A, 47, 47A, and 48 in ranges 23, 24, 24A, 25, 26 and 27 all lying south and west of the south Saskatchewan river within Birch Hills Municipality exclusive of the Indian Reserves, and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 37  All that territory lying east of range 26, south of the North Saskatchewan river and north of the south Saskatchewan river, west of the second Meridian being part of Prince Albert municipality 461, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 38  Townships 47, 48 and 49, whole or fractional in ranges 26, 27 and 28 west of the second Meridian and souith of North Saskatchewan river including river lots exclusive of Prince Albert City
  • Sub-District 39  Townships 45 and 46, in range 26, 27 and 28, west of the second Meridian north and west of the South Saskatchewan River, and including river lots
  • Sub-District 40  Townships 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54, whole or fractional, in ranges 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, inclusive, south of the Saskatchewan river and those parts of township 52 in ranges 13 to 14, south of the Saskatchewan river west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 41  Townships 49, 50, and 51, whole or fractional, in ranges 13, 14 south and east of the Saskatchewan river and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 42  Townships 49 and 50 , whole or fractional,in ranges 15, 16 , 17 and 18 south of the Saskatchewan river, and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 43  All the territory East of range 22 south of towship 55, and north of Saskatchewan River and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 44  Townships 49, 50 and 51, whole or fractional, in ranges 22 and 23, north of the North Saskatchewan river and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 45  Townships 49, 50 and 51, whole or fractional, in range 24, north of the North Saskatchewan river and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 46  Townships 49, 50 and 51, in range 25, and townships 49 and 50 in range 26, all north of the North Saskatchewan river and west of the second Meridian
  • Sub-District 47  Township 51 in range 26 and twonships 48, 49, 50 nad 51 in ranges 27 and 28 , north of the North Saskatchewan river, west of the second Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 48  Townships 52, 53 and 54, in ranges 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, inclusive west of the second Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 49  All the territory East in Prince Albert’s electoral district, lying north of township 54, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 50 – Melfort (Town)
  • Sub-District 51 – Rosthern (Town)
  • Sub-District 52 – Prince Albert (City)  That part of the City of Prince Albert, in Ward or Sub-division 1 & 2 , situated East of Third Avenue, South of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 53  That part of the City of Prince Albert, in Ward or Sub-division 2, situated East of Central Avenue, and West of Third Avenue East, South of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 54  That part of the City of Prince Albert, in Ward or Sub-division 2, situated East of Second Avenue and West of Central Avenue, South of the North Saskatchewan River, and that part of the City situated North of the said river – North Saskatchewan Rive
  • Sub-District 55  That part of the City of Prince Albert, in Ward or Sub-division 3, situated west of Second Avenue. West and North of Fifteenth Street and South of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 56  That part of the City of Prince Albert, in Ward or Sub-division 3, situated West of Second Avenue West, and South of Fifteenth Street
  • Sub-District 57 – Provincial Jail  outside City of Prince Albert and in Township 48, range 26
  • Sub-District 58 – Saskatchewan Penitentiary
  • Sub-District 59 – Duck Lake Agency
  • Sub-District 60 – Carlton Agency
  • Sub-District 61 – Le Pas Agency
  • Sub-District 62 – Lac La Ronge
  • Sub-District 63 – Unorganized Territory

North Battleford District:

  • Sub-District 01  Townships 39, 40 and 41 , whole or fractional, in ranges 7 and 8, north and west of the North Saskatchewan River and sections 1 to 12 , inclusive, in township 42, range 8, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 02  Townships 39, 40 and 41 , whole or fractional , in range 9 , north of the North Saskatchewan River , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 03  Townships 39, 40 amd 41 , whole or fractional in range 10, north of the North Saskatchewan River, including the town of Radisson
  • Sub-District 04  Townships 39, 40, 41 and 42 , whole or fractional in range 11, north of the North Saskatchewan River, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 05  Townships 40, 41 and 42 , whole or fractional, in range 12, north of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 06  Townships 41 and 42 in ranges 13, 14 and 15, north of the North Saskatchewan River, and west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 07  Townships 42 and 43 , whole or fractional in ranges 5, 6 and 7, west of the third Meridian north and west of the North Saskatchewan River
  • Sub-District 08  Township 44 whole or fractional in ranges 5, 6 and 7, north and west of the North Saskatchewan River, including River lots west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 09  Township 45 in ranges 4, 5 , 6 and 7, west of the third Meridian, west of the North Saskatchewan River including River lots
  • Sub-District 10  Townships 43, 44 and 45 in range 8, and sections 13 to 36, inclusive , in township 42 range 8, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 11  Townships 43, 44 and 45 in range 9, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 12  Townships 43, 44 and 45 in range 10, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 13  Townships 42 in range 9 and 10 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 14  Townships 43, 44 and 45 in range 11 and township 43 in range 12 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 15  Townships 44 and 45, in range 12 and townships 43 , 44 and 45, in range 13, west of the third Meridian,
  • Sub-District 16  Townships 43 and 44 in range 14 and twnship 43 in range 15, north of the North saskatchewan River and west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 17  Township 44 in range 15 and townships 43 and 44 in ranges 16 and 17, north and east of the North Saskatchewan River and west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the City of North Battleford
  • Sub-District 18  Township 45 in ranges 14, 15, 16 and 17, north of the North Saskatchewan River, and exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 19  Townships 46 and 47, whole or fractional, in ranges 2, 3 and 4, north and west of the North Saskatchewan River west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 20  Township 48 in ranges 4 and 5, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 21  Townships 46 and 47 in ranges 5 and 6, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 22  Townships 46, 47 and 48 in ranges 7, 8 and 9, west of the third Meridianexclusive of the Indian Reserves and that part of townships 47 and 48 in range 6, west of Mistawasis Reserves
  • Sub-District 23  Township 46 in ranges 10, 11 and 12, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 24  Townships 47 and 48 in ranges 10, 11 and 12 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 25  Townships 46, 47 and 48 in range 13, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 26  Townships 46, 47 and 48 in ranges 14 and 15 , west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 27  Townships 46, 47 and 48 in range 16 and townships 47 and 48 in ranges in range 17, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 28  Township 46 in range 17 a d townships 46, 47 and 48 in range 18, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 29  Townships 46, 47 ,48 and 49 , in range 19, north of the North Saskatchewan River, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 30  Townships 46, 47, 48 and 49, in ranges 20 and 21, North of the North Saskatchewan River, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 31  Townships 48, 49 and 50, whole or fractional, in ranges 1 and 2, north of the North Saskatchewan River, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves (Royilee) (found my family here)
  • Sub-District 32  Township 48 and 49 in range 3, west of the third Meridian, Shellbrook
  • Sub-District 33  Township 50 in range 3 and township 51 in ranges 1, 2 and 3 west of the third Meridian, exclusive of Indian Reserves (Royilee, more family here)
  • Sub-District 34  Township 49 in ranges 4, 5 and 6, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves. Ordale
  • Sub-District 35  Township 50 in ranges 4, 5 and 6, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 36  Township 51 in ranges 4, 5 and 6, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 37  Townships 49, 50 and 51 in ranges 7, 8 and 9, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 38  Townships 49, 50 and 51 in ranges 10 , 11 and 12 west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 39  Townships 49, 50 and 51 in ranges 13 and 14 and 15 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 40  Townships 49, 50 and 51 in range 16 and township 51, in range 17, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 41  Townships 49, 50 in range 17 and townships 49, 50 and 51, in range 18, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 42  Townships 50, 51 and 52 in range 19 and townships 50 and 51 in range 20, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 43  Townships 50, 51 and 52 in range 21 and township 52 in range 20, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 44  Townships 50, 51 and 52, whole or fractional, in ranges 22, 23, 24 and 25, all lying north and east of the North Saskatchewan River, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 45  Townships 52 to 64, inclusive, in ranges 1 to 6 inclusive west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves (Sturgeon Valley, including Village of Debden)
  • Sub-District 46  Townships 52, 53 and 54 in ranges 7, 8 and 9, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 47  Townships 52, 53 and 54 in ranges 10, 11 and 12 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 48  Townships 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58 inclusive, in ranges 13 to 18, inclusive west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 49  Townships 53, 54 and 55, in ranges 19, 20 and 21 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 50  Townships 53, 54 and 55, in ranges 22, 23 and 24 , west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 51  Townships 53, 54 and 55, whole or fractional, in ranges 25, 26 , 27 and 28 north of the North Saskatchewan River, west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 52  Townships 55, 56 , 57 and 58 in ranges 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 53  Townships 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 and 64 inclusive, in ranges 7 to 15, inclusive west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserve
  • Sub-District 54  Townships 59 to 64 inclusive in ranges 16, 17 and 18 , west of the third Meridian, exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 55  Townships 56 to 64, inclusive, in ranges 19 to 27, inclusive west of the third Meridian, and exclusive of the Indian Reserves
  • Sub-District 56  All that unsurveyed part of the Electoral District of North Battleford lying north of township 64, west of the third Meridian
  • Sub-District 57 – North Battleford (Town)  All that part of the city lying north and including the north side of Second Avenue
  • Sub-District 58 – North Battleford (Town)  All that Part of the city lying south and including the south side of Second Avenue
  • Sub-District 59 – Mental Hospital
  • Sub-District 60 – Unorganized Territory
  • Sub-District 61 – Unorganized Territory
  • Sub-District 62 – Fond du Lac
  • Sub-District 63 – Indian Agency
  • Sub-District 64 – Indian Agency
  • Sub-District 65 – Indian Agency

So off I go!  Happy Ancestor Hunting!

More 1921 Census of Canada, but Vancouver Centre, District 22

In General Genealogy on August 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

UPDATE (30 October 2013): The images are now Indexed on ancestry.ca.  There are varying reports on the accuracy of the transcriptions.

Well, not having much luck finding my brick wall ancestors in Vancouver, district 13 (see my previous post), I’m forging ahead with a new plan.  Maybe they didn’t move from their old address until after the census in June and before November 1921 (when I know they were at the new address).  So, here are some rough notes on Vancouver Centre, District 22 images as I go through them:

Subdistrict 1, Ward 1–covers the area around:  300/500/600/800s Howe St, 800s Hasting St West, 400/500/600/800s Hornby, 800s Pender,  800s Dunsmuir, 800s Smythe, 800s Robson, 1290 Matthews Ave (16 pages)

Subdistrict 2, Ward 1–900s Hornby, 800s Nelson, 900s Howe, 2121 Broad St Regina Sask (yup, you read that right…lol), 800s Smithe, 1000s Hornby, 800s Helmcken, 1000s Howe, 800s Nelson (15 pages)

Subdistrict 3, Ward 1–800s Helmcken (?), 1100s Howe, 800s Davie, 1100s Hornby, 1200s Howe, 800s Drake, 1200s Hornby, 1300s Howe, 800s Pacific, 1300s Hornby, 1400s Howe (14 pages)

Subdistrict 4, Ward 1–900s Hastings West, 400s Hornby, 900s Pender, 500s Burrard, 500s Hornby, 600s Burrard, 900s Dunsmuir (including the YWCA), 900s Georgia st West, 600s Hornby, 510 Hastings (18 pages)

Subdistrict 5, Ward 1–900s Hornby, 900s Smithe, 900s Burrard, 900s Nelson, 800s Hornby (odd), 900s Robson, 800s Burrard, 700s Burrard (15 pages)

Subdistrict 6, Ward 1–1100s Hornby (odd), 1200s Hornby, 1300s Hornby (odd), 900s Beach, 900s Pacific, 1400s Burrard, 1400s Hornby, 1300s Burrard, 900s Drake, 1200s Burrard, 900s Davie, 1100s Burrard (17 pages)

Subdistrict 7, Ward 1–1000s Melville, 1000s Dunsmuir, 600s Thurlow, 500s Burrard, 1000s Eveleigh (?), 500s Thurlow, 1000s Pender, 1000s Seaton, “Detention shed”, 323 Burrard (17 pages)

Subdistrict 8, Ward 1–600/700s/800s Burrard, 1000s Melville, 1000s Georgia St West, 600s Thurlow, 1000s Alberni, 1000s Robson, 700/800s Thurlow, 1000s Haro, 240 Thurlow, (17 pages)

Subdistrict 9, Ward 1–800s-1000s Burrard, 1000s Comox, 1000s Nelson, 900s Thurlow, 1000s Haro, 1000s Nelson, 1000s Barclay (20 pages)

Subdistrict 10, Ward 1–1000s Burnaby St, 1000s Davie, 1100/1200s Burrard, 1100s Thurlow, 1000/1100s Pendrell, 1000s Comox, St. Paul’s Hospital (staff and missionaries and a few patients listed) (14 pages)

Subdistrict 11, Ward 1–1000s Burnaby St, 1200/1300/1400ss Burrard, 1000s Pacific, 1300/1400s Thurlow, 1000s Beach, 1000s Harwood  (12 pages)

Subdistrict 12, Ward 1–1100s Georgia St West, 900s Bute, 1100s Melville, 600s Bute, 500/600s Thurlow, 1100s Pender St West, 1100s Seaton (14 pages)

Subdistrict 13, Ward 1–1100s Georgia, 1100s Alberni, 700s Thurlow, 1100s Robson, 800s Bute, 1100s Haro, 700s Bute, 1100s Robson, 800s Thurlow, 1100s Barclay, 1100s Thurlow, 900s Thurlow, “Infants Dept General Hospital” (nurses, maids and wards) (21 pages)

Subdistrict 14, Ward 1–1100s Davie, 1100s Bute, 1100s Pendrell, 1100s Comox, 1000s Bute, 1100s Barclay, 900s Bute, 1100s Nelson, 900/1000s Thurlow, 1000s Bute (20 pages)

Subdistrict 15, Ward 1–1100s Davie, 1200s Bute, 1200s Thurlow, 1100s Burnaby, 1100s Harwood, 1400s Bute, 1000s Harwood, 1300s Thurlow, 1100s Pacific, 1300s Porter (?), 1100s Beach, 1400s Thurlow, 1100s Thurlow (17 pages)

Subdistrict 16, Ward 1–1200s Seaton, 400s Bute, “Seaforth Club”, 1200s Melville, 1200s West Pender, 600s Bute, 1200s West Georgia, 700s Jervis, 1200s Robson, 700s Bute, 1200s Alberni, 600s Jervis (16 pages)

Subdistrict 17, Ward 1–800s Bute, 1200s Haro, 800s Jervis, 1200s Robson, 1200s Barclay, 900s Bute, 1200s Nelson (7 pages)

Subdistrict 18, Ward 1–1200s Nelson, 1000s Jervis, 1200s Comox, 1100s Jervis, 1200s Pendrell, 1100s Bute, 1200s Davie, 1000s Bute (7 pages)

Subdistrict 19, Ward 1–1200s Bute, 1200s Burnaby, 1200s Jervis, 1200s Davie, 1200s Harwood, 1300s Jervis, 1200s Pacific, 1200s Beach (10 pages)

Subdistrict 20, Ward 1–1300s Haro, 800s Jervis, 1300s Robson, 1200s Robson, 1300s Alberni, 800s Broughton, 1300s Robson, 1300s Georgia W, 700s Jervis, 700s Broughton, 1300s Pender W, 600s Broughton, 600s Jervis, 1300s Melville, Tugboats (yup, listed by tugboat name, SS etc), 4400s Dumfries (“Pope Octavius”, Episcopal, arrived from England in 1870) (15 pages)

Subdistrict 21, Ward 1–1300s Haro, 800/900s Broughton, 1300s Barclay, 900s Jervis, 1300s Nelson, 1000s Jervis, “Crofton House School”, 1000s Broughton, 1300s Comox, 1300s Bonsor,  1100s Broughton, 1300s Pendrell, 1300s Davie (11 pages)

Subdistrict 22, Ward 1–1300s Beach, 1300s Jervis, 1300s Pacific, 1300s Harwood, 1300s Burnaby, 1300s Georgia (7 pages)

Subdistrict 23, Ward 1–1400s Pender W,  600s Broughton, 1400s Georgia W, 700s Broughton, 1400s Robson, 700s Nicola, 1400s Alberni, 800s Nicola, 1400s Haro, 800s Broughton, 900s Nicola, 1400s Haro, 1400s Barclay (9 pages)

Subdistrict 24, Ward 1–1400s Barclay, 1000s Broughton, 900s Nicola, 1400s Nelson, 900s Broughton, 900s Nicola, 1100s Broughton, 1000/1100s Nicola, 900s Broughton, 1400s Comox, 1400s Pendrell (11 pages)

…going to take a little break from Vancouver and move over to Saskatchewan for a bit…..Thank you to the couple of you have left me messages–I very much appreciate it.  When my blog went from a couple of visitors a month to 4 or 5 a day I wasn’t sure if I was helping or hindering others’ 1921 census searches.  If my little notes help at least one person, then it’s all good.  :)  And so I continue…

Subdistrict 25, Ward 1–1200s Nicola, 1400s Burnaby, 1400s Davie, 1200s Broughton, 1400s Harwood, 1200s-1300s Nicola, 1300s Broughton, 1400s Beach, 1400s Broughton (8 pages)

Subdistrict 26, Ward 1–1000s Nicola, 1500s Comox, 1000s Cardero, 1500s Nelson, 900s Nicola, 1500s Barclay, 900s Cardero, 900s Nicola, 1500s Haro, 800s Cardero, 800s Nicola, 1500s Robson, 700s Nicola, 700s Cardero, 1500s Alberni, 1500s (W) Georgia, 1500s Pender (15 pages)

Subdistrict 27, Ward 1–1000s Nicola, 1500s Comox, (what nice clear printing this enumerator has!), 1000s/1100s Cardero, 1100s Nicola, 1500s Pendrill,  1500s Davie, 1200s Nicola, 1200s Cardero, 1500s Burnaby, 1300s Cardero, 1300s Nicola, 1500s Harwood, 1500s Beach, 1400s Nicola (7 pages)

Subdistrict 28, Ward 1–900s Cardero,  1600s Nelson, 900s Bidwell, 1600s Barclay, 1600s Haro, 800s Bidwell, 1600s Robson, 700s Cardero, 1600s Alberni, 700s Bidwell, 1600s Georgia, 800s Cardero (20 pages)

Subdistrict 29, Ward 1–1600s Nelson (evens), 1600s Comox, 1000s Cardero (odd), 1600s Pendrell, 1600s Davie, 1100s Bidwell (evens), 1100s Cardero, 1200s Bidwell, 1600s Burnaby, 1200s Cardero (odds), 1300s Bidwell, 1600s Harwood, 1600s Beach, 1300s Cardero (15 pages)

 

 

1921 Canada Census-Vancouver, BC

In General Genealogy on August 8, 2013 at 10:55 AM

UPDATE (30 October 2013): The images are now Indexed on ancestry.ca.  There are varying reports on the accuracy of the transcriptions.

Images only *NOT INDEXED* on ancestry.ca as of today.

Here are some rough notes I’ll add to as I view through the scanned images.  If you know the street name you’re looking for, trying using ctrl+f (find) to search this posting for it.  Note that streets are regularly seen in more than one subdistrict, addresses jump around and are rarely in complete numerical order (ie: 2000-2200s may be on pages 4 through 6, then 1900s on page 10, some more 2100s on page 14, and 2800s on page 18).  It looks like the lower subdistrict numbers start in the West (ie Point Grey) and then move Eastward (ie Renfrew St and area).  Lower number addresses will be either closer to the water (ie North) if they are North-South streets, or closer to Ontario Street (the dividing street between East and West addresses) if they are East-West streets.  Check page by page if your ancestors aren’t home where they should be–while some of the folks who were not home the first time around the enumerator went are listed on the last pages of a Subdistrict, some of them are caught willy-nilly in the midst of completely different addresses.

I see from my blog stats that I’m getting a fair number of visitors to this page.  Are any of you finding this at all useful? Would it be better if I just deleted this page so as to not confuse google search results for Vancouver 1921 census?  Leave me a comment below.  Thanks!

I’m starting with Vancouver, which includes North Vancouver (but NOT Vancouver Centre, or Vancouver South): (DISTRICT 13) (see my Downtown Vancouver-District 22- notes here)

Subdistrict 1, Ward 6–covers around Dunbar and 3rd Ave. (18 pages)

Subdistrict 2, Ward 6–covers around Dunbar, Collingwood, 5,6,7,8th Avenues (address in the 3000s) through at least 17th avenue WEST…address 3200, 3300, 3400, 3500, 3600s, Broadway west in these addresses (33 pages)

Subdistrict 3, Ward 6–covers around 3200 Pt Grey Rd, 3100, 3200 14th Ave. W, 3100 thru 3300 2nd Ave, 1800-2100 Blenheim, 3200 6th ave w, 3100 Broadway  (22 pages)

Subdistrict 4, Ward 6-covers around 2600-3100 Pt Grey Rd, 2600-3200 2nd thru 5th Ave W, 1800 Mcdonald (18 pages)

Subdistrict 5, Wards 8 and 9–covers around 2000 Macdonald, 2800 7th ave w, 2800-3300- 5th thru 8th ave w, 3000-3100 9th thru 16th ave w. (15 pages)

Subdistrict 6, Ward 6–covers around 2600 10/11th Ave. W, 2800 14th ave w,  2500-2600 Mackenzie…… (23 pages)

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(getting impatient to find my family…lol)

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Sudistrict 9, Ward 6–covers around 2100/2200 4th ave w…., (23 pages)

Subdistrict 13, Ward 6–covers around 1800 8th ave W…. (27 pages)

Subdistrict 20, Ward 6–covers around 1200 Broadway, 1200 3rd ave we…. (25 pages)

**note: Generally there is no 9th Ave–it is Broadway

Subdistrict 32, Ward 5–200/300s 11th/12th/13th/14th/15th/16th Ave E, 2700/3000s Sophia ,2700-3000s Prince Edward, 300s Kingsway, 2700/2800/3100s Main (18 pages)

Subdistrict 33, Ward 5–700s/1800-2600s Main St, 2600s Howard, 200/300s 5th/6th/8th/10th/11th ave e, 200/300s Kingsway, 2100/2400/2600s Prince Edward,  1700/2000s Scotia, 200/300s Dufferin e, 200/300s Front St E  (28 pages)

Subdistrict 34, Ward 5–400/500s 5th/6th/7th/8th ave e, 400/500s Broadway east, 2100/2300s Prince Edward,  2100-2400s Guelph, 2100/2200s St. George, 2200 Carolina (17 pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 35–2500-2700s Scott, 400-600s Broadway, 2500-2900s Carolina, 400s-600s 10th/11th/12th/13th/14th/15th/16th ave east, 2500-2800s Guelph, 2600-3100s St George, 2700-3100s Prince Edward, 400s-600s Kingsway  (34 pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 36–700s-1000s 12th/13th/14th/15th/16th Ave East, 1235/2800s-3100s St Catherines, 2800s-3000s Scott, 2800s Burns, 2800-3100s Windsor (22pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 37–700s/800s Broadway, 700s-1000s 10th/11th/12th Ave East,  2600/2700 St Catherines, 2500 Burns,  (15 pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 38–covers around 600s-800s 5th/6th/7th/8th Ave East, 2300s Burns, 2200/2300 St Catherine, 2200/2300 Scott, 600s-800s Broadway, 2300/2400 Carolina (18 pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 39–covers around  1000s-1600s 8th Ave East, 900s-1600s Broadway, 2200 Commercial,  1300s 7th Ave E, 2400 Clark Dr, 2300 St Catherines  (13 pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 40–covers around 1100-1600 Broadway EAST, 2600-2700 Woodland, 1100-1600s 12th Ave E, 2600s Glen, 2500-2700s Clark, 2600/2700s Commerical, 1500/1600s 11th Ave E …  (22 pages)

Subdistrict 41, Ward 5–1100-1600s 12th/13th/14th/15th ave E, 2800-3100s Clark Dr, , 2800-2900s Woodland (22 pages)

Ward 5, subdistrict 42–covers a lot of 11th avenue E (1700-2200)  (21 pages)

Subdistrict 43, Ward 5–2200s Commerical, 1700-2200s 6th/7th/8th/9th Ave E, E, 2200/2300s Victoria Dr, 2200-2300s Garden Dr, 2300s Nanaimo, (14 pages) (found my Sparrows here)

Subdistrict 44, Ward 8–covers around 400s 16th thru 25th Ave E, 3200 Prince Edward, 3300 Main St,  … (37 pages)

Subdistrict 45, Ward 8–covers around 600/700s 25th ave east, 3200/3800/3900 Fraser , 700 Kingsway, …(25 pages)

Subdistrict 46, Ward 8–covers around 800-900 Kingsway, 900s 16th Ave E., 3300 Windsor St., 3300-3400 St. Catherine’s St., 800 22nd Ave E.,… (19 pages)

Subdistrict 47, Ward 8–covers around 4000 Clark Dr, 1200 25th Ave E, 1100 Kingsway, 1100 19th Ave E, 3300 Inverness … (18 pages)

Subdistrict 48, Ward 7–2400-3100s Wall St, noted re slocan and lachine streets, Wall & Windimere (“Chinese apartments”), Vancouver Children’s Home/Aid Society (! I had no idea such at thing had ever existed, but of course it would’ve), 2400/2800/2900s Yale St, 2300s-3000s Trinity St, 100/200/300/500s Clinton, 10s/200/300s Nanaimo, 2400-2900s McGill, 300s Kaslo, “Hastings Station” (on train!..I like this enumerator, takes his job seriously!),  2400-2900s Eton,  10s/300s Renfrew, 2400-2700s Cambridge,  2400-2800s Oxford, 2400-2800s Dundas, 10s/300s Renfrew, 10s/100/200s Kamloops, 2400-2800s Triumph, 10s Slocan, 10s/300s Kaslo, 2400-2800s Pandora, 2800s Borden(?), 2400-2800s Albert,  400s 12th ave E (these are crossed out, but still legible), 2300/2400/2600s Hastings East  (42 pages) (found my Smiths here)

If anyone comes across 2532 St. Catherine’s Street, in which a Deacon family should be living, please note where you found it and contact me.  I swear the enumerators did every house surrounding them, but none of the 2500 block of St. Catherine’s Street.  And of course, this is my brick wall family.  *sigh* lol

1857

In 1850s, General Genealogy, Uncategorized on August 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Sometimes it all just comes together and goes BING! in your head.

I was reading an article in the July ’11 issue of Who Do You Think You Are magazine (which I, for some reason begrudgingly, find extremely informative every time I buy it).  It was an article on the year 1857 from the British point of view.  In it was an 1857 painting by Henry Nelson O’Neil called “Eastward Ho!” depicting British soldiers boarding a ship en route to fight is known as the Indian Mutiny.  Looking at it I saw it bore a strong resemblence to a painting I studied (back in 1988) by a woman artist, Emily Mary Osborne, called “Nameless and Friendless” (1857).  So I brought these two works up on my computer screen, and I realized I had a family ambrotype photograph that looked like it fit in nicely with these two works.  I lined them up on my computer screen and here is the result:

Hannah, the centre photo, fits in nicely with the paintings, don’t you think?  We have her ambrotype dated to 1859.  Talk about consistencies in fashion and hair-dos.  I think this is the late 1850s in a nutshell.  A very satisfying connection all-in-all.

Hidden treasures

In Deacon, My Genealogy, Uncategorized, WWII on January 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM

This is the second time I’ve scanned this particular photo album.  The last time was over a decade ago.  And while I may have known at that time that there were negatives, which I was then unequipped to scan, in the back in a pouch, it seems I didn’t investigate the pouch any further.

Just now I pulled the negatives out, as I can now scan them.  But in with the negatives was a card, a Train Berthing Card, from 1946.  And beside it was a well-worn, folded newspaper clipping.  On the back it bears the date Saturday, Jan. 26, 1946, the Halifax Mail.  This was my biological grandfather coming home after WWII!  The title, “The Long Voyage Is Over” may have particularly reflected his own feelings as we know from his letters that he was rather seasick on the way over a few years earlier (not to mention finally being home, of course).

On the back is part of an article “Dockyard Men Ask 40 Hour Week” which is rather interesting as well:

“…Lashing out determinedly against critics of the plan who aver that industry must revert to peacetime levels of wages or close down industries, Mr. MacIntosh pointed out that the struggle to give workers “a little more time for leisure, for recreation, for study, for rest…without the necessity of the night and day toil that has meant so much drudgery in the past.” will not be won without opposition from big business magnates…”

It rather speaks to the adjustments that had to be made when the mean came home after the wars.  Interesting tidbit, I thought.

Learning more

In General Genealogy on January 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I am currently taking some courses on genealogy through the University of Toronto’s National Institute of Genealogical Studies.  I’ve taken courses through them before, and have always found them useful.

One of the courses I’m taking right now is Canadian Migration Patterns.  It covers both immigration to Canada, and migration across Canada.  It is one of the most well-written courses I have taken, and I am enjoying it thoroughly.

A re-tweet by Meagan Smolenyak today led me to this news story on an Irish website.  This little newstory taught me a couple of things.  First, the Irish are emigrating in numbers apparently, and a fair percentage of them are coming to Canada.  Second, I learned that Canada currently allows 250,000 immigrants a year, designated between different home-countries.  I am sad to admit that I knew very little of our current immigration policies until these  last few weeks.  Yet such policies impacted our ancestors so greatly.

Family Tree done??!

In General Genealogy on July 16, 2010 at 9:45 AM

I recently sat back and considered my family tree.  I was pleased with how far back I had gotten, and the proof (documentation, sourcing) that I had acquired.  Well, thought I, I think I’m done.

Considering I started on this road of research, oh, about 32 years ago, that might seem like quite a statement.  And it is.  But I feel contented.

At least I did.  Then I happened across one of my grand-uncle’s lines that still had some intriguing question (oddly enough, I can’t even recall which grand-uncle line it was!).  So there I was, back in waist deep.  Well, it was a nice, if brief, retirement from genealogy.

Beware of Ancestry Trees…but this we already knew

In General Genealogy on May 13, 2010 at 10:47 AM

I had two things happen yesterday that struck me.  First, I came across our family picture of one of our ancestors (b. 1827′ish) in a family tree on Ancestry.  According to Ancestry, that same picture appeared in 3 other family trees there.  None of them credited nor sourced the picture.  Given it has my aunt’s writing on it, I can say with some certainty that is indeed the picture I have in my possession.  Not a huge thing, but it seems a tad rude to me.  And of course, without documentation, how will any of them ever know where the original lives and judge whether my identification of the subject is correct?

Secondly, I thought I had found a cousin through Ancestry trees (yes, there’s a reason I don’t usually look at the tree results of a search), but it seems they have two of the same named individuals mixed up in their tree.  Now, they have sourced in that a birth index and census from 1871 through 1901 have been supplied.  I am quite certain they are for two different people.

Now, none of us is perfect of course.  But it does make me wonder.  I am all for sharing, that’s one of the most wonderful aspects of our genealogical community I think is it’s willingness to share and not hoard information.  But what can I do if someone mistakingly tacks my tree information to a wrong person?  And what should I do about that picture now floating about unsourced and uncredited?  And perhaps more importantly, have I ever done the same to someone else’s research/pictures/information/tree?  I hope not.

[If a google search ended you here and you can't figure out why, try the Search bar at the bottom of the page for your term.  Many topics and photos are in my archives.]

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