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January 23, 2006

One Step Search Engine for 1911 Canada Census

Steve Morse has created another of his wonderful ONE STEP search engines -- this time it's for the 1911 Canadian census online at

Steve's search engine searches many fields, not just the surname. As well the district field is a dropdown list that is populated when you select the province. So there is no need for a separate district name and district number field as Ancestry has.

Also there is no chance of mistyping or misspelling the district name when it comes for a dropdown list.

You may want to try this new tool from Steve!

January 7, 2006

Moving Here, Staying Here Canadian immigration project coming online soon!

Library & Archives Canada have a work in progress presently named "Moving Here, Staying Here". The first part of the Moving Here project is scheduled to launch soon. It is a virtual exhibit about immigration to Canada from a government documents perspective, but LAC is adding some databases, too.

The one probably of most interest is the digitization of passenger lists, 1865 to 1922. It will have a searchable searchable database by date, ship and port (but not by passenger name) , with a link to the nominal database of Canadian Passenger Lists for all ports from 1900 - 1924 that the Nanaimo Family History Society is creating.

LAC also will have a nominal database and digitized images for the Montreal Emigrant Society passage book, 1832, the Ward Chipman papers (Loyalist lists), Upper Canada
Naturalization registers and one of the Chinese immigration registers.

LAC also plans a major revision and/or addition to the Home Children database.