Welcome to our FAQ area. We’ve endeavoured to answer as many questions as we can here that relate to our website.
If you have questions about volunteering, please see our Volunteer page
|FAQ's about this project
Will the Census information always be on the OntarioGenWeb site?
Why is the Census Project not including all information?
Why does the census project NOT provide scanned or hard copies of the transcriptions for volunteers?
Is there a census for [YEAR] for [THIS AREA]?
What if I can't find the Township (Sub district) I wish to view?
What can I do to help this project?
|FAQ’s about our Transcriptions
One of your census transcriptions has my family surname spelled incorrectly, will you fix this?
How can I make a correction to your census transcriptions?
If you find your ancestors in one of these transcripts, consider volunteering to proofread! Not only will you get to correct your ancestor's information yourself, but you'll also benefit from seeing what other information the microfilm has to offer regarding your ancestors (not all census columns are transcribed!)
What are the * or ? found in your census transcriptions?
Why are pages missing from some of the transcripts?
What do the abbreviation(s) in the Religion column stand for?
I don't understand the meaning of a word used in the transcriptions
|FAQ's about census research
How do I start my census research in Ontario?
What census years are available?
Are census records available for census years not mentioned above?
Census records after 1911 are still protected by the privacy act and cannot be released until 92 years after the date of enumeration. Therefore we do not expect to see the 1921 census until 2013.
I would like to view the original microfilm census. Where do I go to do that?
I need help deciphering the handwriting in the census
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Established 1 March 1999. Founders: Sherri Pettit, Suzanne Schaller, Joan Hapeman-Somers and K.St-Louis