Canada 1921 Census News and an Opportunity for Research Help for Wales

  We’re back from our latest trip!  What an adventure!  Now for the hard task of catching up!  It is amazing how much is happening in Family History – and how easy it is to get behind.

  1. The Canada 1921 Census is now indexed and available with images at Ancestry.ca!  Ancestry sent me an email to make sure I knew of this exciting news!  This is great news for those with Canadian ancestry.  Remember that access to Ancestry is available for free at your local lds Family History Centre – Red Deer, Olds, and Rocky Mountain House.  Also remember that you can search on most pay to use websites for free and see if any records exist – but you can’t see the details without paying or going to a FH Centre.
  2. Historic Place Names in Wales Project – http://www.cymru1900wales.org/#/ – available in both Welsh and English – this interesting project is just starting for those with Welsh ancestry and who are still  upset that FamilySearch did not extend their historical mapping project beyond England to include Wales http://maps.familysearch.org/.    The goal of the Cymru1900 project is to create an index to all the place names and feature names on the 1900 Ordnance Survey Maps for Wales.  They are looking for volunteers.  Welsh place names can be a challenge – not just the Welsh but also spelling variations and places seemingly vanishing –  and this project when complete should be a great help.  Thanks to my friend Peter at Lost Cousins for this news http://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters/lateoct13news.htm
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