The 1916 Census was the ninth census for Manitoba and the third census for Saskatchewan and Alberta. The census officially began on June 1, 1916 and in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan it recorded a population of 26,105 which had declined by 4,000 (13%) from the previous census in 1911.

The Germantown Area

You may be interested to know that that a single area of Regina called Germantown might be important for you to search for Romanian ancestors.

Learn more about it in the article: Germantown 

1916 Census

This is what the 1916 Census Sub-Districts look like when you overlay them on the modern map of Regina.  Also overlayed on the map is the historical area of the city nicknamed Germantown.

Why have I done this work of creating these overlays? There are a small number of reasons:

  • Each census uses different naming and numbering for Districts and Sub-Districts so if you have an address you want to check you can waste a lot of time figuring each census out
  • Websites that make these census' available to you on-line have not done this work for some reason - my gift to you
  • Handwriting on a census can be nearly impossible to read sometimes unless you know what it might be saying.  Once you have an idea for what valid street names or addresses might be for a Sub-District you may suddenly be able to read what looked to be unreadable.
  • Just because different websites have tried to make the census' searchable does mean that the people who indexed them could read them any better than you.  This goes for the names of the people who appear on the census, the addresses and just about any other field captured.
  • I found that each time I had to go back to a census to look for someone new I had to re-learn things about the census or the Sub-District.  What you see here could be considered to be notes that I consider to be important to get back up to speed.

The Map

 

Year Country Province District Name District No. Sub-District Name Sub-District Division See it!
1916 Canada Saskatchewan Regina 27 City of Regina 3 A Ancestry.ca
1916 Canada Saskatchewan Regina 27 City of Regina 3 C Ancestry.ca
1916 Canada Saskatchewan Regina 27 City of Regina 3 H Ancestry.ca
1916 Canada Saskatchewan Regina 27 City of Regina 3 O Ancestry.ca
1916 Canada Saskatchewan Regina 27 City of Regina 3 P Ancestry.ca

I noted some street name changes in Sub-District 3N:

  • Wallace Street (700-1300 Block), north of the tracks, was named Laird Street
  • Atkinson Street (900-1300 Block), north of the tracks, was know as Young Street
  • Broder Street (900-1300 Block), north of the tracks, was named Scott Street
  • Reynolds Street, north of the tracks, was Boss Street
  • Edgar Street (900-1000 Block), north of the tracks, was Haultain Street
  • Lindsay Street (900-1000 Block), north of the tracks, was called Bulyea Street

In Sub-District 3P there have been some street name changes:

  • Wallace Street (2000-2300 Block), south of Victoria Avenue, was named Stewart Street
  • Atkinson Street (1800-1900 Block) , north of Victoria Avenue, was named Armour Street
  • Broder Street (1800-1900 Block), north of Victoria Avenue, was named Moir Street
  • Reynolds Street (1800-1900 Block), north of Victoria Avenue, was named Williams Street
  • Reynolds Street (2000 Block), south of Victoria Avenue did NOT have it's name changed, however the Census-taker spelled Reynolds as "Ronald" for one side of the street.
  • Elliot Street (2000-2100 Block), south of Victoria Avenue, was named Shaw Street
  • Lindsay Street (2000-2200 Block), south of Victoria Avenue did NOT have it's name changed. The Census-taker spelled Lindsay as "Linzie".
  • MacKay Street (2100 Block), north of 14th Avenue is not in the census.  McAra and Francis on either side of McKay are collected.  I don't know if the Census-taker named it wrong, missed it or if there weren't any houses on it to poll.

In Sub-District 3C there are repeated mentions in the address fields of "Camp Hughes" and "Petawawa Camp". Not sure what that means.  I wonder if they were indicating that these people should be counted under those camps but that they were found to be in Regina when they were polled.  I'll have to see what I can learn.

Sub-District 3P has mentions of addresses as ### Battalion.  Again I wonder if these people are in the army and should be counted that way rather than as citizens in Regina.  Need more research.


Regina in the Canada Census