How one person can inflate the World’s Population

I am conducting research for a family and I came across something today that I have not come across before.  An individual is listed three times in the 1911 Census.  If the Censuses are to provide population data (as well as other really important stuff), I wonder how inflated the world’s population is.

Kate is listed twice on the England census and once on the Canadian census.  The 1911 England census was taken on Apr 2, 1911.  Kate appears once at her home address and once again at the address where she was working as a domestic (servant).  In May Kate immigrated from England to Canada.  The 1911 Canadian census was taken June 2, 1911.  Kate is now in Toronto and listed on the Canadian census.

Makes you wonder???


Today is St Patrick’s Day, I must be Irish: Reflections of a multi-ethnic Canadian, 2015

I enjoyed this article and feel very much the same way. So proud to be Canadian, but also proud of my English and Scottish heritage.

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I will admit to spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about identity. My academic interest, since my Master’s has been about how people of British origin Canada saw themselves, and expressed their identity through the public and religious lives. This has resulted in a great deal of self-reflection. If they said/did this to express themselves as Irish, English, etc. in the nineteenth-century, how do I relate this to how I, in my own life, express my various identities?

I am like everybody else, in that I have a large collection of identities which I pull out according to various situations. I am a Canadian, raised in Canada, in a predominantly culturally Canadian household. I was educated in Canadian schools. As a child I was able to watch Canadian television (at a time before Canadian content became a problem for Canadian broadcasters). I tend to think that my Canadian-ness underlies…

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