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1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 6 Jul 2013 2:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Please message Hon. James Moore & P.M. Stephen Harper in Ottawa to release the 1921 Canadian Census. It's all ready to go but being held up by a government member who has said: "only 3 little old ladies in Hamilton want it for their genealogical research". I'm not one of those 3 little old ladies - these records should be available to us all. The Conservative Government needs to hear from us.

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 12:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jul 2013 12:21AM GMT
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Hello birchbark, I'm not one of the 3 little old ladies either. I live in Australia. How do I get a message to your PM? Regards dunlopdm1

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 12:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have no idea if the government is actually holding the release of the 1921 Census. The story I read said the 3 little old ladies were from Kingston.


gov't contact info here
http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.ca/2013/06/call-to-action...

http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2013/07/petit...

http://www.bcgs.ca/?tag=1921-canada-census

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 2:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jul 2013 3:26AM GMT
Surnames: .
Thanks for your reply, birchbark. It would be good if it is true that the govt is ready to release it, but there are often rumours out and about, aren't there?

Thanks for the links to try to do something about it!

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 2:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
1. Hon. James Moore, Minister of Heritage, House of Commons, Ottawa; fax: 613-992-9868. e-mail: james.moore@parl.gc.ca.



2. Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Can., House of Commons, Ottawa. fax:613-941-6900. e-mail: Stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca.



Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 4:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for these contact links.

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 5:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
There's more here than meets the eye. Read Dave Obee's take on the situation:

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/columnists/dave-obee-do...

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jul 2013 5:57PM GMT
I have a problem with this statement from Dave - "It was supposed to be made available to the public on June 1. It has been digitized, and is ready for release."


The 1921 Census was "released" from Statistics Canada TO LAC (I seriously doubt it was "on" Jun 1, which was a Sat; who in gov't ever works on a Sat?) but it still needed to be INDEXED; they NEVER said it would be available to the PUBLIC on 1 Jun 2013.


Census of Canada, 1921 - Available to Researchers in the Next Few Weeks

2013-06-04

"Library and Archives Canada took custody of the Census of the Canadian population, 1921 from Statistics Canada and is beginning work to make it discoverable for Canadians. Closed for 92 years under the Statistics Act to protect individuals’ private information, the census data is being indexed so it can be mined for historical and genealogical research as soon as possible."

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013/1921-census.asp...

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 6:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
A reliable source indicates that it has already been digitized and is ready to go online and that it was received by Library & Archives Canada long before the June 1st date. No, it won't be indexed -- that will come later in partnership with somebody (familysearch.org or ??), but the digitization has taken place and we could easily browse through the census if we knew where to look.

http://globalgenealogy.com/news/articles/00059.htm

Re: 1921 Can. Census ready for release; being held up by an MP

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 6:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Jul 2013 6:29PM GMT
I'm quoting the government, not "a reliable source" or all the genie bloggers that jumped on this story.


The 1921 Census of Canada

"Census returns after 1916 are in the custody of Statistics Canada, not Library and Archives Canada. The records are closed under the Statistics Act and the Act to Amend the Statistics Act [www.parl.gc.ca/common/Bills_ls.asp?lang=E&Parl=38&Se...]. Under the legislation, when 92 calendar years have elapsed since the taking of a census, those records will be opened for public use and transferred to Library and Archives Canada.

The 1921 Census was taken on June 1st, which means that it will be in the

** custody of Library and Archives Canada on June 1, 2013.<<--------------------------------

Our intention is to make it available to researchers online, in the same format as previous censuses, as soon as possible after that date."

LAC blog
http://thediscoverblog.com/2012/03/27/1921-census-countdown/



"Closed for 92 years under the Statistics Act to protect individuals’ private information,

** the census data is being INDEXED so it can be mined for historical and genealogical research as soon as possible.** "

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013/1921-census.asp...

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