Bev Sumpter has transcribed the complete 1881 census for Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. As I've said in the past, the 1881 census has been available for a long time, but there are so many errors in the original transcription, it was worth the time to do it over and make it right. If anyone has any corrections, please submit them through the submit correction tool on the page.
Good news for future Census Records:
From: "Gordon A. Watts" <email@example.com>
Date: January 4, 2018 at 1:40:12 PM EST
Subject: [CCC] The Census War is now over!!...
On 12 December 2017 the Parliament of Canada passed legislation amending the
Statistics Act to remove any restrictions on access to the historical census
after 92 years for the 2021 Census and beyond. (Statutes of Canada 2017.
Chapter 31. section 18.1(1)) As one of the leaders of a lengthy campaign to
regain the public access to Post 1901 Census records, 92 years after
collection, that were then being withheld by Statistics Canada, this is
welcome news. No longer will respondents to Canada's Census be required to
give permission (as was the case for Censuses of 2006, 2011 and 2016) for
their information to be released 92 years in the future. My thanks to John D
Reid on his Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog for posting a reprint of
Ian E. Wilson (former Librarian and Archivist of Canada) [Arcan-l] post
titled "The Census War is now over!" A long time coming, but welcome news
Gordon A. Watts
Canada Census Committee
The 1891 census for the County of Halifax, which includes District 33 (Halifax City) and District 34 (Halifax County) is now completely transcribed and is also set up with the images from both Ancestry and LAC to help with proofreading.
While doing the transcribing, I found a couple of names that a lot of people should recognize. Anna Leonowens, who was the co- founder of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), and she also was the "Anna" in the story "The King & I". She was the Royal Governess who taught the wives and children of Monkut, King of Siam. She can be found living in Ward 3.
I also found Winthrop P. Bell, who is known for his work on the Foreign Protestants. He can be found living in Ward 5.
You can find the complete census by visiting the link below:
The 1838 census transcription for Halifax County has been completely redone. I have included the images for proofreading as well. Visit the link below:
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The 1881 census for Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia has been completely transcribed. Thanks to Bev Sumpter and Evie Clark for their assistance with this project. View the completed census here:
We have been working on re-transcribing the 1881 census records for Nova Scotia. Of course, they have been available online for many years, but the transcription errors made the records almost unusable in many cases. Today, we just finished another county - Kings - It was transcribed by Bev Sumpter. To view the records, visit the link below, click on KIngs County on the map, then the link to the 1881 records.
Over the last few days, I have had people asking questions about their ancestors in the census and other records. I want you all to know that I am happy to help, but please give me as many details as possible in your question. That way, I will be able to assist faster.
The 1838 census transcription for Cape Breton County, which also includes the places in what is now Victoria County (Victoria County wasn't created until 1851, and had it's borders finalized in 1852.) is now available on my website. I have also included the images from the original census so you can help me proofread and fix any errors or omissions. As usual, you have to be a member of my site to view this census, but as always, becoming a member is FREE! Please feel free to share this post to other relevant groups.
The 1817 census for Sydney County (now Antigonish and Guysborough Counties) has been redone with the images available for proofreading, just like the others.
The 1827 census for Halifax County has been redone with the images available for proofreading, just like the others.
Is there anyone in this group who is familiar with the surnames of the people who lived in the Hammonds Plains area of Halifax County? Especially the early 1800's. If so, I need your help. The 1827 census for the area was originally transcribed by Kim Stevens, and even though the writing is quite clear in the images, a lot of the names just don't seem to make sense. It is almost as though the enumerator was a pretty good writer, but a terrible speller. If anyone can assist in making this better, please visit this link and see what you can do:
Click on Hammonds Plains, then click on Toggle Proofreading Mode to see the images and the census transcription at the same time. Thanks for helping!
I am toying with the idea of adding images from the Nova Scotia Archives for the older census records. This will allow for proofreading these records as well. Here is a sample:
I have started to redo the transcription for 1851 for Halifax and Halifax County. I have also included the images for proofreading as well. Some of the images are in really poor condition, so if anyone can help fill in the blank spots as we go along, it would be appreciated
I am looking for volunteers to help proofread the census records that have already been transcribed. To that end, I am making both Ancestry's images (for those of you that have a subscription) and LAC's images (for those who don't) available for all the census years where applicable. Proofreading is easy - One or a few lines at a time, which works great for folks who know their own family, or the whole sub-district, if you want to dig in and get your hands dirty! Want to help? Post here and I will get you started. I am also looking for people interested in transcribing an area that has not been done yet.
I need a bit of help. I am trying to fix up the transcription for the 1851 census of Ferguson's Cove, Halifax County. The three images below are what I have to work with. The names I have left over that fit somewhere are:
Brown George Sr.
Harrigan John Sr.
Lynch John W
The webpage where the names go is here: