1921 Census Set for Release in 2013

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: 1921 Census Set for Release in 2013

Snippet: Canada changed drastically between 1911 and 1921. It’s as if it matured from a British colony to a self-sufficient country. War, flu epidemics, immigration and migration on the home front and abroad not only affected the population but the dispersion of it.

The First World War saw a massive movement of young men from rural areas to military training bases across the country and eventually overseas. More than 619,000 Canadian men and women served in the Great War. Of those, 66,665 were killed and more than 172,000 were wounded. It will be interesting to see the results of these numbers in the 1921 Canada Census. It may help researchers unravel the mysteries of families who were separated or displaced because of fathers being killed overseas or found unfit to work and support their loved ones because of permanent injuries.


. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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