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Subject: RE: [NJMON] Possibly of interest to us all
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 6:42:59 -0400
My mother was born in New Brunswick. Please let me know how I can help. I
already have hard copies of most of their census up to 1900, but was
looking forward to more information becoming available.
Sara in Colts Neck
> [Original Message]
> From: < (Terri)>
> To: <>
> Date: 4/18/2002 11:57:45 AM
> Subject: [NJMON] Possibly of interest to us all
> Hi everyone -
> As you may or may not know, there's a battle going on just now with
> our Canadian cousins over their censuses. The Canadian gov't is trying
> to enact a policy that makes public access to the census reports a never
> again deal. They don't want the public - us or Canadians - to have
> access to them.
> Many of us have Canadian family - my entire maternal side is from NS,
> via Plymouth, MA., so it's of special interest to me how this turns out.
> However - beyond that - isn't it just plain an issue of public info
> staying public??
> Imagine if Maisie couldn't do the great work she's done with NJ
> censuses because the gov't said so? We would all be denied the MON. Co.
> info that has helped so many of us.
> I'm not trying to incite any riot here but as genealogists of any
> level, in any country, isn't it just right and fair that we be allowed
> to view the census reports?
> There is something you can do if you decide to - contact me
> personally - I have Canadian email addresses to the people that should
> hear from us about this.
> Thanks everyone - Terri
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