I am passing this along. Better (and louder) voices than mine have raised this concern. This message arrived from my friend and genealogy co-worker Darlene. I have sent my email to Mr. Moore. I hope you will take a few minutes to do likewise.
As I worked on the indexing of the 1940 US Census, I was constantly looking forward to the 1921 Canada Census becoming available. If the USA could make their 1940 census available in such a timely and competent manner, why are we facing this delay on OUR 1921 Census? Please let our government know that it is important to us. Individual researchers and the whole genealogy industry are getting tired of this delay. If the government doesn't know what to do, they can ask the experts. I am sure that familysearch.org (free) and ancestry.com (commercial) would both be willing to provide help and advice.
I'd like you to help me do this e-mail blitz
to MP James Moore in Ottawa Canada who represents Library and Archives
Canada Please read this e-mail below from my genealogy group in
Would you take the time to send an e-mail as Maxine
has requested? It would sure help everyones genealogy research
and I would like to help make this early release of the 1921 Census
happen by asking the people I know to help me.
So read the request from Maxine below for
instructions and I'm thanking you all in advance for taking the time to
help. If you have friends that you think will help you (genealogy nut
or not) please send this same e-mail on to them to help too,
----- Original Message -----
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
The 1921 census. If we don't
ask we won't get.
According to an item in the Global Genealogy
"... the entire 1921 census of Canada has already
been digitized plus a geographical index. It's sitting on a server ready to go
online (free). Problem is that the Harper Government has put a hold on its
Please help persuade the government to put the 1921 census online.
Email Heritage Minister James Moore. A long email isn't required. The more
people call for release the sooner it will happen. Numbers count, the length of
your email does not. You don't have to be a Canadian either.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the Subject 1921 Census and write:
Dear Minister Moore:
instruct management of Library and Archives Canada to make images of the 1921
census available online immediately.
information you want to add is fine, but make it short. It's number of such
emails received that will count. Ask you friends and relatives to send emails