I’m well through this now, and should be posting the results in the next week or so. I’ve been using various census indexes and linked digital images – which have different levels of transcription accuracy – to look for Cavers people in the 1881 Canada census. I’ve found 108 Cavers people so far. Of these the vast majority have known ancestry and can be firmly traced back to Roxburghshire, Scotland.
However at least 21 of the Cavers people recorded in 1881 Canada have mysterious origins, and it’s those that I hope to draw attention to in the upcoming blog post, to allow further research to focus on them, in the hope of breaking these brick walls.
When I post the blog post I will summarise all the Cavers families I found in this Canadian census, and where they were living.