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From: Ann Pilon <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] missing 1861 census entries
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:21:26 -0400
I was really looking forward to the 1861 census for London Township. I couldn't find my gg grandfather in the 1851 census (figured it was part of what was missing) but I can't find him in the 1861 census either and he died in London Twp. in 1869 so he won't be in the 1871 census either.
I am looking for information on William Stephens b. 1819 somewhere in England and died 1869 London Township, Ontario. I have proof he was in the area as I have found the births of his children. I am trying to find out when he immigrated (his children were born in London township from 1855 to 1868) and where he came from.
> Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 07:05:27 -0400
> Subject: [ONTARIO] missing 1861 census entries
> For anyone researching in London Township, the 1861 census transcription recently put on Ancestry.ca may not answer your questions.
> It is particularly frustrating because half the 1851 census for London Twp is missing.
> I had hoped that the images could be sufficiently enhanced for transcribers to read some of the badly faded pages. That has certainly been the case on the FreeREG transcription project in England with which I am involved. Unfortunately, because the Ontario 1861 transcribers were unfamiliar with the names, several entries for my ancestors do not appear on Ancestry that I was able to read on my own. Due to the poor condition of the 1861 film there are also moretranscription errors than usual.
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