Monday, February 18, 2019

Quebec church records show grandmothers were 'essential to survival' in early days of New France

Researchers drawing from a vast data set of Quebec church records from the 17th and 18th centuries say the steep population jump in New France may have been prompted by an unlikely category of people: grandmothers.

The data shows that the closer in geographic proximity a woman lived to her daughter, the more children her daughter was likely to have — and the more likely those children were to survive...more

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Canada Census, 1926 (Family Search Historical Records)

The Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1926 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta). 

Other Census years of the Prairie Provinces include the 1906 and 1916.

The national government of Canada has taken censuses every ten years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. The 1871 census covers the four original provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. The first coast-to-coast census was taken in 1881. Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949. For Newfoundland, there are few, found 19th-century censuses that list names. They mostly contain statistical summaries.

These censuses list a large quantity of the population in the areas surveyed. However, portions of some have been lost, and some areas within the provinces were missed by the census takers.

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