Ancestry.ca and Ancestry.com have announced today’s release of the long awaited 1921 Canadian Census.
Can anyone possibly explain to me why the delay was necessary? I heard rumors about the federal government not wanting it released due to privacy concerns. I didn’t hear these concerns with the release of the 1911 Canadian Census ten years ago, and with the time span being the same for both, I don’t see any reason for this one to have been treated differently.
Regardless, I’m glad it’s finally been released and I’m anxious to get started browsing. Unfortunately, indexing the collection will take a few months to complete, but it’s nice to know we can manually scroll through the images in the meantime.