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BOOK - Counting Canada, A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census
By Dave Obee
Published by Dave Obee, Victoria, BC

Coil bound... 29.95 (C$)

Census records are especially useful to researchers because they connect specific people to specific places on specific dates. Census also provide many valuable details about a person, their household members, and neighbours, often including dates of birth, year of immigration, nativity/race, occupation, gender, relationship to the head-of-household, education, deformities, income, and more, depending on the date of census. Agricultural census go even further, providing the researcher with a view of the vitality of the farm operation based on acreage under cultivation, and amount and type of crops harvested, livestock counts, income and more.

This 224-page book covers the history of the census, offers advice for effective research and notes the potential pitfalls. The author states that Counting Canada, A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census is "the most comprehensive guide available for researchers using the Canadian census. This could be the most important book on Canadian genealogy this year".

Ten maps, 100 illustrations, plenty of internet links and a comprehensive bibliography will be helpful for researchers using this book to more fully understand Canadian census record keeping and the census records themselves.

About the author:
    Dave Obee was named Publisher of the Times Colonist newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia in 2018. Obee had been editor-in-chief of the Times Colonist for six years prior to that and continues to serve in that role. He has been with the newspaper since 1997. He started his career in Kamloops and worked at the Calgary Herald for nine years before buying a weekly newspaper in the Okanagan Valley. Obee holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria, awarded for his work in journalism, history and genealogy. He was the 2017 recipient of the Bill Good Award, given to a person who has made a significant impact on journalism in B.C. and the community at large. Obee has written several books on genealogy and journalism.
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
B&W Illustrations
Softcover - perfectbound
ISBN: 9780973514346

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