Hold On To Your Hats, The Census is Coming

I have written two previous blog posts about the release of the 1926 Canadian census that covers the western prairie Provinces.

1926 Census to be Released this Year & 1926 Census When – No One Knows

The information on Library and Archives Canada website about the ’26 census has not changed but we are not completely in the dark as to what is going on.

I am happy to report that someone does know. A comment on my blog indicates that the census has been passed to Family Search and their transcribers are working their magic to get the census in our hands.

Nancy states they are indexing

“Name, land description, relationship to head, sex, marital condition, age, place of birth (province if Canada, or Country) ethnicity and year of immigration. Not being indexed is Father’s place of birth and Mother’s place of birth, year of naturalization, mother tongue, and education.”

This is amazing news and thankfully Nancy took the time to give us an update. Hopefully, we will have access to this soon!

A big Canadian thank you to Nancy and all the indexers at Family Search!


  19 comments for “Hold On To Your Hats, The Census is Coming

  1. Susan Gingras Calcagni
    September 7, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I’m holding on to my hat real tight. Hope that it’s coming soon. YES, A big Canadian thank you to Nancy and all the indexers at Family Search!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Denny
    September 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Just checked 27% index and 16% reviewed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 7, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Denny,
      That is fantastic news! Thanks for checking and letting us know!


  3. September 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Yay! So excited to see what my second great-uncle was up to in AB that year 🙂


  4. Ann
    September 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

    You, too, can volunteer to index. Not restricted to members of the Mormon Church and only a little time needed to help.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Xenia Stanford
    September 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Do you know the date of the census? My youngest uncle was born April 4, 1926 so if the census is after that, the family will be complete on it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 8, 2018 at 9:22 am

      I think the date may depend on the location of where your family lived. But nowhere I have looked is a date for the census mentioned.
      One would think summer would be more hospitable for the census takers in the prairies though.


      • September 8, 2018 at 11:05 am

        That’s what I am hoping! Would be nice to see them all because I have a photo of the family at the time. Would be great to put the photo and census on a scrapbook page together! Can we look at the unindexed portion if we know where they lived? Same as 1921 Census but missed my youngest two uncles as both born after 1921.


    • September 8, 2018 at 9:24 am

      I found a date listed as June 1, 1926 so you should be in luck!


  6. September 8, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I found the date of the census: June 1, 1926, Yay!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. September 8, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I just wish BC was included as well…*sigh*…oh well…

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 8, 2018 at 11:35 am

      I had included BC in my blog post and had to edit it before publishing when I realized it wasn’t there. It really is too bad.


      • December 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        Double darn.


      • Xenia Stanford
        December 18, 2018 at 7:46 pm

        The years ending with 6 for the prairie provinces started after the 1905 creation of Alberta and Saskatchewan as provinces and with Manitoba’s border changes so the government wanted to know who was in the new provinces and started with 1906 and carried on. My father’s family was in BC until 1919. So I am looking forward to the 1926 to see the family then. They are in the 1921 but with two children not yet born!


  8. Barry E. Kirk
    September 9, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Anyone can participate in the indexing of the 1926 Canada Census. Just go to FamilySearch.org, then under “Indexing” go to “Web Indexing” and seach for the Canada batches (there is only one batch for Canada, at this time). You can index a page at a time. I’ve done indexing in this census, since last Saturday. It is 30% done and 19% reviewed. Barry Kirk, AG


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