The 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces database is now available!

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and FamilySearch International are pleased to announce that the 1926 Census database is now available online! This database provides a free searchable index with digital images of the 45,000 pages in this regional Canadian census.

The database was finalized in partnership with FamilySearch, who provided the free, every-name searchable index for LAC's image collection. Canadians can now easily find information for individuals from across Manitoba (639,056), Saskatchewan (820,738), and Alberta (607,599).

Ready, set, search!

About the 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces

Since 1871, a Canada-wide census has been held every 10 years. But the Prairie provinces expanded so rapidly in the early 20th century that more frequent population counts were needed in those provinces. It was decided to conduct a census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in June 1906 (in between the Canada-wide censuses) and every 10 years thereafter.

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