Monday, 2 February 2015

Civil Servants

Canada Civil List

My great grandfather's brother William, a clerk in Kingston Ontario, applied for and was appointed to the Department of Indian Affairs. William and his wife Louisa had 2 children, but sadly both died in infancy. I can imagine that Louisa wanted to move away from a place of heartache, so they contacted her brother Henry who was on the Privy Council, and he got William the government job. They moved to Ottawa and William started March 18, 1893 as a messenger at Indian Affairs making $300 a year, and worked his way up to a clerk making $450 a year. How did I get all this information?  From the Civil Service List of Canada.

A Civil Servant is a "person who works in the public sector for a government department or agency." These include, but are not limited to, public printing and stationery, geological surveyors, prison guards, police, militia, customs officers, postal workers, railways and canals workers, etc....

Australia Civil List 1920

These lists are great, because information you find here will include name, salary, date of birth, and date of appointment. To make it a little easier for you, there is an index of names at the back.

Do you have an ancestor listed among these pages?

Relevant Links:

The Civil Service List of Canada

Return of the names and salaries, &c. of the civil service employees appointed and promoted during the year ended 31st December, 1883

The Massachusetts civil list for the colonial periods 1630-1774

The New York civil list 1889

Civil List of the Province of New-York 1693

Indian Civil Service List for 1880 - India

Quarterly Civil Service List for Punjab; corrected, 1898

Bombay Civil List - 1877

List of Permanent Officers of the Commonwealth Public Service  Australia 1920 + 1922

Official Register of the United States - 1883

Official Register of the United States - all

Le Livre Rouge : or, a new and extraordinary Red-book, containing a list of the (Civil Service) pensions in England, Scotland and Ireland – 1810

Related Posts:  Sessional Papers

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