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From 1870 to 1930 the Canadian Government operated "The Homestead Project" as an offering of free farm land to settle the Prairie Provinces. This 1906 census section of OGSPI is intended only as a listing of Prairie families with Ontario born members or documented Ontario connections.


Province       Ontario Born      Total
Manitoba          79,002        365,688
Saskatchewan      54,474        257,763
Alberta           30,486        185,412
Total            163,962        808,863

As of February 2003 the Alberta Family Histories Society www.afhs.ab.ca is working towards indexing the complete 1906 census of Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta. Rather than scrolling for hours through unindexed films in search of your own ancestors or randomly picking Ontario names to type for OGSPI we ask that Ontario Genealogy Society members with ancestors who "went West" share their Excel spreadsheet and typing skills as volunteers over the internet with the Alberta Family Histories Society.
The Ontario Genealogical Society and OGSPI show how much can be achieved when individual county and district hobbyist groups within Ontario come together and share the results. Take another look at the numbers above and visualize the 1906 census as a first opportunity for interprovincial co-operation in documenting the greatest group migration in Canadian History.
The Alberta contact is Judith Rempel e-mail rempel@irsolutions.net

If you have Prairie branches on your tree be sure to check Dave Obee's site www.interlinkbookshop.com/dominion.htm that explains the section/township/range/meridian co-ordinate system. Dave wrote a book called Back to the Land: A Genealogical Guide to Finding Farms on the Canadian Prairies

Additional sources:
Book Vision of an Ordered Land by James MacGreggor
Article The People Who Made Saskatchewan in National Geographic May 1979
Index to the Homestead Files microfilmed by Latter Day Saints
Book In Search of Your Roots by Angus Baxter especially Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta chapters

Canadian Government Sessional Paper 1907 No17A Amicus 5008078 (detailed tabulations of the 22 electoral districts and 3 provinces)

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