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Canadian Census and Genealogy

Learn how to use census records in your Canadian genealogy research, search through online census indexes and transcriptions from Canada, and stay up-to-date with the post-1901 census movement.

Tracing Your Family Tree in Ontario - Census Records
Details on the census records available for Ontario, the information they contain and how to access them.

1901 Census – Alberta & Saskatchewan Districts
An every name index to over 60,000 individuals enumerated in the 1901 Census of Canada for the Alberta and Saskatchewan Districts (202–206) of the Northwest Territories.

Canadian Census & Naturalization Records
A look at the Canadian records available to genealogists, by Glen Eker. This article appeared in the Nov/Dec 1997 issue of Ancestry Magazine, available for free online viewing in digitized format on Google Books.

Canadian Genealogy Centre - Census Records
Excellent overview of the use of census records in Canadian genealogy research including how and where to consult census records, what years are available for each province, how to use census indexes, how to find a microfilm number, census returns after 1901, abbreviations found in census returns, dates of census returns, etc.

Census Links - Canada
Search for your Canadian ancestors in online Canadian census records with this handy list of links to online census transcriptions for Canada, organized by province and territory.

Film Numbers for 1901 Census of Canada
Description of the information contained on the 1901 Canadian census, as well as both the National Archives of Canada (NAC) film numbers and the LDS film numbers.

Getting the Best Use of the Canadian Maritime Census
Tips for making the most of census resources when researching an ancestor from the Atlantic regions of Canada.

Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario
This database contains the names of the heads of households in the Province of Ontario as they were recorded in April 1871 in the official enumeration of the population of Canada. The census returns record personal information such as name, age, country or province of birth, occupation, ethnic origin and religious denomination

PEI Census Online - 1841, 1891, 1901
This sites allows you to search full Census Detail (covering roughly 40% of the colony data) for 1841 and the Census Index, heads of household only data, for 1891 and 1901.

Post 1901 Census Project
Canadian legislation enforces permanent concealment of post-1901 census from the public eye.  Learn why this decision was made and what you can do to help in the fight to reverse this law.

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