[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] A Canadian Surprise - 1901 Census on-line

Gary Warner gary at warnerengineering.com
Thu Jun 6 19:28:29 PDT 2002


The problem I have is that I am told that my grandparents did not live in a 
town.  They lived east of Emerson, Manitoba in a place called 
Overstone.  That place no longer exists, although I did find it on an old 
map some years ago.  I do not have that map in front of me, but it seems to 
me that it was about 20 or 30 miles east of Emerson.

One thing that I did discover is that if I enter Emerson on the Canada 
Census page, it gives me the District as PROVENCHER, but only lists the 4 
sub-districts in the city of Emerson itself as having records.  If I, 
however, enter the name of the district in the place of search, that is 
PROVENCHER instead of Emerson, I get 131 hits with such exotic sub-district 
names as De Salaberry, Hanover, Morris, St. Boniface, Franklin, Grunthal, 
La Broquerie, Montcalm, Ritchot, Kildonan, Unorganized Territory, etc, but 
still no Overstone.

I guess I need to get that old map out again and see if any of those places 
are close to Overstone.

By the way, I did a search for PROVENCHER district using the MSN Search 
engine, and it by chance took me to Ancestry.com which has an index of 
Hanover and the unorganized Territory of Provencher district (my wife pays 
money to Ancestry.com to get to her genealogy data so I was also able to 
get to it).  Still no luck in the search of the index to find my Jaeger 
family, but maybe if I am patient enough, some of those other people that 
are crazy for information will find them for me!

Gary Warner
Gig Harbor, WA

At 05:33 PM 6/6/2002 , Jerry Frank wrote:
>I don't know of any online.  However, if you know a principal town within 
>the search region, you can still use the system.
>In the first step of the search, you check mark the province.
>Then enter the a principal town and it will pull up the appropriate 
>municipal records.
>Altona, Manitoba - no listing
>but, enter
>Gretna, Manitoba - and you get 2 files for Lisgar Municipality
>If know your people lived near but not in Gretna, then go back to the 
>input page and enter Lisgar instead.  This pulls up all the Lisgar entries.
>It's still a manual process but at least you can do it from home instead 
>of ordering in a microfilm at a library.
>At 04:14 PM 06/06/2002 -0700, Gary Warner wrote:
>>So how does one find a map of the enumeration districts.
>>At 02:40 PM 6/6/2002 , Rose Ingram wrote:
>>>The following was posted on a another list.
>>>Rose Ingram
>>>Fearing system overload as happened to the Ellis Island, Family Search
>>>and 1901 Census of England and Wales online databases, the National
>>>Archives Canada has quietly placed online the 1901 census of Canada with
>>>no public announcement. You can view it at
>>>(English version) and http://www.archives.ca/02/020122_f.html (French
>>>  Only the images exist; there is no index. You must know the Canadian
>>>equivalent of the U.S. enumeration district to locate a family.
>>>Provinces were divided into districts and sub-districts. You can search
>>>by district name, district number, sub-district name and/or sub-district
>>>number. For larger cities, use the "Detailed Search" facility to add any
>>>known district or sub-district information to reduce the number of hits.
>>>  The database uses the same software--Mr. Sid--as the Ancestry census
>>>images; therefore it is possible to zoom in and out easily and shift
>>>portions of the image shown on the screen. Response time seemed slower
>>>than the Ancestry site.
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>Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
>jkfrank at shaw.ca

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