Tuesday 13 June 2017

FindMyPast adds 1881 and 1891 Canadian Censuses

FindMyPast has added the 1881 and 1891 Canadian censuses to its USA & Canada collection.

The Canada Census of 1881 holds the details of more than 4.2 million Canadians, while the Canada Census 1891 contains more than 4.5 million records.

In both record sets, the areas covered are British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Each result includes a transcript and an image, hosted by Library and Archives Canada, of the original census form, which will reveal where your ancestor was living, who they were living with, their birth year, place of birth and religion, their occupation and marital status, and any infirmities.

FindMyPast's collection of Canadian censuses now comprises the 1881 to 1911 censuses, plus the 1825 and 1842 Lower Canada Censuses and some other regional census indexes. 1881

John D Reid of Anglo Celtic Connections published a handy blogpost yesterday setting out the online availability of Canada's census collections across the free and pay-to-view database suppliers.