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Progress on
Census Transcribing for Renfrew County


Contents
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Boundary changes
Census volunteers
Sources
Volunteers sought
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Links:
   Renfrew Co. GenWeb census page
   UOVGG main page
 

Summary of Progress

There are 202 combinations of townships/villages and Census years from 1842 to 1901 in Renfrew County. The progress to date on transcriptions by all individuals, societies, organizations is:

 Township  1842  1851  1861  1871  1881  1891  1901
 Admaston  Not avail. Done by Juniper Books Ltd. and HH done by Crowder  Done by UOVGG 2002-02  HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2004-06
 Done by
UOVGG
2001-03
 Algona  Not avail.    Done by UOVGG  see North Algona and South Algona Twps.
 Alice  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2004-03
 Done by
UOVGG
 Arnprior (town)  Not avail.     HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2004-01
 Done by
UOVGG
2000-26
 Bagot  Not avail.  HH done by Crowder    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by
UOVGG
2000-17
 Blithfield  Not avail.  HH done by Crowder    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by
UOVGG
2000-17
 Bromley  Not avail.  HH done by Crowder    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2004-05
 Done by
UOVGG
 Brougham  Not avail.  HH done by Crowder    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by
UOVGG
2001-05
 Brudenell  Not avail.   Done by UOVGG Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1986    Done by
UOVGG
2001-02
 Buchanan  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  in progress by UOVGG, J. Moore  Done by
UOVGG

Townships: A | B | C | E | F | G | H | J | L | M | N | P | R | S | U | W

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 Township  1842  1851  1861  1871  1881  1891  1901
 Burns  Not avail. Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1983   Done by UOVGG,
2005-03
 Done by UOVGG
 Clara  Not avail.  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2005-05
 
 [UOVGG
not doing]
1901 C.
 Eganville
 (village)
 Not avail.    Done by UOVGG
 Fraser  Not avail.  HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2004-03
 Done by UOVGG
 Grattan  Not avail.  HH done by Crowder    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by UOVGG
2000-24
 Griffith  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by UOVGG
2000-19
 Hagarty  Not avail.  Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1984    Done by UOVGG
 Head  Not avail.  HH done by OGS  Done by LDS   Done by UOVGG,
2005-05
 
 [UOVGG
not doing]
1901 C.
 Horton  Done by Ott. Br. 89-5  Done by Ott. Br. 89-5 and HH by Crowder  Done by S. Brose, UOVGG 2000-13  Done by S. Brose, UOVGG 2000-14  Done by LDS  to be done by Brose, Wasyl., and Gray  Done by
UOVGG
2001-01
 Jones  Not avail.  Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1984    Done by UOVGG
 Lyndoch  Not avail.   Done by UOVGG Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1986    Done by
UOVGG
2001-02
 Maria  Not avail.  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2005-05
  
 [UOVGG
not doing]
1901 C.
 Matawatchan  Not avail.  HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by
UOVGG
2000-19
 McKay  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2005-06
 Done by
UOVGG
 McNab Done by Ott. Br., 88-6 in progress by Brose, Wasyl., & Gray and HH done by Crowder in progress, Brose, Wasyl., & Gray  HH done by OGS and in progress, Brose, Wasyl., & Gray  Done by LDS  to be done by Brose, Wasyl., and Gray  Done by
UOVGG
2001-05

Townships: A | B | C | E | F | G | H | J | L | M | N | P | R | S | U | W

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 Township  1842  1851  1861  1871  1881  1891  1901
 North Algona  Not available See Algona Twp.  Done by LDS    Done by UOVGG,
2006-01
 Done by UOVGG
 Pembroke (town)  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS   Done by UOVGG,
2005-01
 Done by UOVGG
 Pembroke (Township)  Not avail.  Done by Ott. Br. 84-4    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2004-04
 Done by UOVGG
 Petawawa  Not avail.   Done by UOVGG  Done by LDS    Done by UOVGG,
2005-06
 Done by UOVGG
 Radcliffe  Not avail.   Done by UOVGG Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1985    Done by
UOVGG
2000
 Raglan  Not avail.   Done by UOVGG Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1985    Done by
UOVGG
2000
 Renfrew (village/town)  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by
UOVGG
2000
 Richards  Not avail. Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1983    Done by UOVGG,
2005-03
 Done by UOVGG
 Rolph  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  in progress by UOVGG, J. Moore  Done by UOVGG
 Ross   Done by Ross Tp. Hist. Soc. and HH by Crowder; in progress, Brose, Wasyl. & Gray  Done by S. Brose, UOVGG 2000-15  Done by Ross Tp. Hist. Soc.; in progress, Brose, Wasyl & Gray  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG 2002-04  Done by UOVGG
 Sebastopol  Not avail.    Done by UOVGG  Done by UOVGG    Done by UOVGG
 Sherwood  Not avail.  Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1983    Done by UOVGG,
2005-03
 Done by UOVGG
 South Algona  Not avail. See Algona Twp. Done by UOVGG, MVGC, 1987    Done by UOVGG
 Stafford  Not avail.  Done by Ott. Br. 84-4    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2003-03
 Done by UOVGG

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 Township  1842  1851  1861  1871  1881  1891  1901
 Unorganized territories  Not avail.  Done by UOVGG    Not avail.
 Westmeath  to be done by S. Brose in progress by Wasyl., Brose & Gray and HH done by Crowder in progress by Brose, Wasyl. & Gray  HH done by OGS; and in progress by Brose, Wasyl. & Gray in progress by Wasyl., Brose & Gray; and done by LDS  Done by UOVGG,
2003-02


in progress by Wasyl., Brose & Gray
 Done by UOVGG
 Wilberforce  Not avail.  HH done
by Crowder
   HH done by OGS  Done by LDS    Done by UOVGG,
2006-01
 Done by UOVGG
 Wylie  Not avail.    HH done by OGS  Done by LDS  in progress by UOVGG, J. Moore  Done by UOVGG

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The Heads of Households and Strays have been indexed for the 1871 Census by the Ont. Genealogical Society and access to the database is available on-line through either the National Archives or through Jim McKane's web site at Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.

A searchable database of the 1881 Census was released in 2001 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The 1881 Canadian Census Project is based at the University of Montreal (Département de Démography/CIED, Université de Montréal).

The 1901 and 1911 Census of Canada is being transcribed by volunteers, see 1901 and 1911 Census. There are some novel features in this searchable database where one can report yourself as a researcher on a particular person, and report errors in the transcriptions!

The 1911 Census is also available, fully indexed, at a commercial genealogy site, www.ancestry.ca.

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Boundary changes

Petawawa Township was part of the District of Nipissing for the 1871 Census. Renfrew County was divided into North and South divisions sometime prior to the 1891 Census. Sometime prior to the 1901 Census many of the townships were combined into groups of two or three. The village of Eganville is intersected by the Bonnechere River, and the north half of the town is in North Renfrew and the south half in South Renfrew.  Again about 1998 the townships were regrouped and renamed (not shown below).

 Township    Changed to by 1901  Township    Changed to by 1901
 Admaston  S  no change  Maria  N  Clara, Head and Maria
 Alice  N  Alice and Fraser  Matawatchan  S  Griffith and Matawatchan
 Arnprior  S  no change  McKay  N  Petawawa and McKay
 Bagot  S  Bagot and Blythfield  McNab  S  no change
 Blythfield  S  Bagot and Blythfield  North Algona  N  N. Wilberforce & North Algona
 Bromley  N  no change  Pembroke (town)  N  no change
 Brougham  S  no change  Pembroke Twp.  N  no change
 Brudenell  S  Brudenell and Lyndoch  Petawawa  N  Petawawa and McKay
 Buchanan  N  Buchanan, Wylie and Rolph  Radcliffe  S  Raglan and Radcliffe
 Burns  S  Burns and Richards  Raglan  S  Raglan and Radcliffe
 Clara  N  Clara, Head and Maria  Renfrew  S  1901: from village to town
 Eganville (village)  N  no change  Richards  S  Burns and Richards
 S  no change  Rolph  N  Buchanan, Wylie and Rolph
 Fraser  N  Alice and Fraser  Ross  N  Ross and Cobden (village)
 Grattan  S  no change  Sebastopol  S  no change
 Griffith  S  Griffith and Matawatchan  Sherwood  S  Hagarty, Sherwood & Jones
 Hagarty  S  Hagarty, Sherwood & Jones  South Algona  N  no change
 Head  N  Clara, Head and Maria  Stafford  N  no change
 Horton  S  no change  Westmeath  N  no change
 Jones  S  Hagarty, Sherwood & Jones  Wilberforce  N  N. Wilberforce & North Algona
 Lyndoch  S  Brudenell and Lyndoch  Wylie  N  Buchanan, Wylie and Rolph

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Census Volunteers

The following volunteers are doing census recording:

Susan Brose, Judy Wasylenko, and Steve Gray [updated Jan. 12, 2005]
  • 1851 McNab, Ross (checking completed)
  • 1861 Horton, McNab, Ross, Westmeath (checking completed)
  • 1871 Horton, McNab, Ross (checking completed)
  • 1871 Westmeath (transcribing in progress, Apr. 2000)
  • 1881 Horton, McNab, Ross (dropped as being done by the LDS)
  • 1891 Horton, McNab (to do)
  • includes redoing Ross 1861, Horton 1861, 1871

J. Moore (assisted by T. Cuthbertson) [phone conversation, Feb. 12, 2000]

  • 1891 Rolph, Buchanan, and Wylie (transcribing finished, checking in progress, expected completion 2001)

Judy Wasylenko, Susan Brose, and Steve Gray [Jan. 12, 2005]

  • 1851 Westmeath (checking completed)
  • 1881 Westmeath (checking completed)
  • 1891 Westmeath (checking completed)

[Estimated completion dates subject to change.]

The UOVGG 1901 census publications have been done by many UOVGG members working cooperatively together, and these individuals are not listed here.

Townships: A | B | C | E | F | G | H | J | L | M | N | P | R | S | U | W

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Sources

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Volunteers sought

The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group is seeking volunteers to assist the Group in transcribing the Census records of Renfrew and Pontiac counties. 

There are several tasks that can be done:

The first and third tasks do not require a computer, just access to a microfilm reader and the census records.   Townships can also be split into divisions. The Table above describes which townships and years require volunteer transcribers.   Please contact the UOVGG census coordinator, if you are interested in contributing.

Townships:  A | B | C | E | F | G | H | J | L | M | N | P | R | S | U | W

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Last updated: Mar. 23, 2006