Please take a moment to sign the petition. Your signature is important!
Following is the announcement of the 1861 Census and a link to the index and images. You might also want to take a look at my previous article about the 1861 Agricultural Census which provides a great deal of valuable information on those who owned land. This agricultural portion of the 1861 census has been scanned and put online on Ancestry.com which is great.... BUT they have only scanned one of two pages for each person. See Ancestry Goof with 1861 Canadian Census
Since I'm pointing out errors today, let's talk about the index that LAC has put online for that 1861 Canadian Census. I'm guessing they used the Ancestry.com index since both sites have badly MISindexed my PEER family as ROSS. Here's what LAC shows in their index. It was probably part of the deal they made with Ancestry when they allowed Ancestry to index and put the images of the Canadian Census records on the Ancestry site. The bad part of that is that bad indexing gets perpetuated!
Item Number: 2819914
Given Name(s): Levy
Province: Canada West (Ontario)
District Name: Halton
Sub-District Name: Nelson
Ancestry shows the same surname - ROSS. But check out the image. It doesn't look like ROSS to me, it is clearly PEER.
In any case here's the announcement from LAC:
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that the Census of 1861 is now available online. Information was collected for people living in Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Canadians can search this new database by nominal information, such as the surname, given name(s) and age of an individual, as well as by geographical information such as district and sub-district names.