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Canadian: Census Records-Part 1
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Census records are a pivotal step in trying to document our ancestry. They are among the most useful records available to genealogists. This course will instruct the student in how to access these records and how to analyze the information provided. Suggestions for using census substitutes will also be provided. A short history of census records is included.

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Module 1
Introduction to Census Records

Types of Census Records
  • Heads of Family
  • Nominal
  • Specialized Census Records

    Where to Find Census Records
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Québec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • The Territories
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon Territory
  • British Columbia
  • Newfoundland

    Reading Census Records
  • Tips to Read Difficult Census Pages

    Module 2
    When I Locate My Family in a Census Record, What do I Get?

    Questions Asked
  • Age
  • Name
  • Place of Birth
  • Religion
  • Occupation
  • Origin
  • Marital Status
    Agricultural Schedules

    Locating an Individual in a Rural Census
  • Example - 1851 Rural Census
  • Example - 1861 Rural Census
  • Example - 1871 Rural Census
  • Example - 1901 Rural Census
  • Example - 1911 Rural Census

    Module 3
    What if They Are Not in the Index?
  • Locating an Individual in a Large City
  • Locating an Individual in a Rual Area

  • Using Census Aids to Locate Your Family

    Module 4
    How Accurate is the Information Contained in Census Records?

    Analyzing the Records
  • What to Look for when Comparing Records

    Specialized Information in Various Census Years
  • 1851 Census
  • 1861 Census
  • 1870 Census for Manitoba only
  • 1871 Census
  • 1881 Census
  • 1891 Census
  • 1901 Census
  • 1901 Census and the Yukon Territory
  • 1906 Census
  • 1911 Census
  • 1916 Census of the Prairie Provinces
  • 1921 Census

    Census Records After 1921

    Module 5
    What if I Still Can’t Find Them?

    Census Substitute Records
  • Tax Assessment Rolls
  • Voter Lists
  • Directories
  • Regional or localized census records, poll taxes
  • 1940 National Registrations

    Specialized Websites for Census Records

    Module 6
    Census Microfilms Held at Libraries/Institutions
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan

    Selected Bibliography of Published Census Records
  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Newfoundland
  • Northwest Territories & Yukon

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