I was very excited when Library and Archives Canada released the 1916 Census for the Prairie Provinces. This will be the first census that both my grandmothers will be on. This is going to open a new path of research for me as my maternal grandmother was never very forthcoming about her history. I will be able to find her in her family before she was sent to the orphanage with her sisters following the death of her father. It will also give me her mother's name and the names of her siblings and may help solve, once and for all, the mystery of her birthdate.
The 1916 Census for the Prairie Provinces was released in 2008 and has already been indexed and launched by Ancestry.ca. This means that users of Calgary Public Library can access the index and the images through the library's subscription to Ancestry Library Edition. This is just one of the many Canadian resources that can be searched through Ancestry LE. If you have a Calgary Public Library card you can use this wonderful resource at any branch of the Calgary Public Library. It is also accessible to customers who use their laptops in the library and access our wireless server.
Pop in an have a peek at the latest census release.
NEW We have just finished shelving the microfilm reels for this census. They are in the microfilm cabinet in the Genealogy Area on the 4th floor of the Central Library