An online survey was conducted between October 30, 2002 and January 27, 2003 on "Canadian Genealogy Online: Building an Innovative Model of Cooperation." A total of 2,237 people took part.
|65 and over||21.9%|
|Did not answer||1.8%|
|Prince Edward Island||0.9%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||1.0%|
|Northwest Territories, Yukon, other||0.6%|
What is your level of experience in genealogy?
|Experience in Genealogy||Percentage|
|Did not answer||8.1%|
Which consultation strategy or method should the Genealogy and Family History adopt first?
|Focus group survey||4.1%|
|I do not know||13.1%|
|Did not answer||1.7%|
Within the context of consultations conducted by the Genealogy and Family History, users and genealogical service providers identified products and services that should be made available through the Centre.
Among these products and services, which one should be developed first?
(e.g., census index, digitized images, passenger lists)
(e.g., partners' products and services, specialized research, CD-ROMs, books, software)
|Online genealogical reference service
(e.g., replies to online genealogical queries)
|I do not know||1.9%|
|Did not answer||1.8%|
The Genealogy and Family History is seeking a balance between free products and services and the billed products and services that it will provide.
Would you be willing to pay for the following products and services?
|Response||Yes||No||Did not Answer|
|Consultation of online databases (e.g., census index)||28.2%||63.0%||34.8%|
|Digitized images on demand||50.2%||37.6%||12.2%|
|Consultation of digitized newspapers||32.1%||54.6%||13.3%|
|An online genealogical reference service (e.g., replies to online genealogical queries)||39.9%||48.4%||11.7%|
|A subscription to the Genealogy and Family History||52.8%||34.5%||12.7%|
Would you be interested in participating in the following Canadian Genealogy Centre projects as a volunteer?
|Response||Yes||No||Did not answer|
|Development of online databases (e.g., census index, passenger lists)||47.0%||44.4%||8.6%|
|Production of specialized guides (e.g., relating to Aboriginal genealogy)||12.6%||73.6%||13.8%|
|Online genealogical reference service (e.g., replies to online genealogical queries)||33.0%||55.4%||11.6%|
|Online discussion group with specialists in genealogy||30.8%||56.2%||13.0%|
|National genealogical resource directory||37.9%||50.3%||11.8%|
In your opinion, what is the most important element to ensure quality control of Genealogy and Family History content?
|The development of national standards for various kinds of content (e.g., national standards for indexing and describing content that is available through the Genealogy and Family History)||51.1%|
|The development of a process to ensure compliance with various pieces of legislation concerning access to information and privacy||7.0%|
|The development of a protocol for participating in the Genealogy and Family History
(e.g., commercial advertising, partnership and funding criteria)
|The development of a code of ethics relating to lobbying, conflict of interest, etc.||6.5%|
|I do not know||22.4%|