Source:Canada. 1871 Census of Canada

Source 1871 Census of Canada
Place Canada
Year range 1871 - 1871
Subject Census records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher Library and Archives Canada
Place issued Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canada. 1871 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
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Enumeration Date

Offical enumeration date: 2 Apr 1871.

The provinces covered by this census were Québec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario, as well as "The Territories" which comprised settlements to the west of Ontario in the present provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and the area to the north which is now called Nunavut.

Usage Tips

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Related Sources

As of 2012 Schedule 2 (The Return of the Dead, 1870) is available online following the Schedule 1 for the relevant electoral division.

  • Source:Canada. 1871 Census of Canada: Complete set of census schedules. Library and Archives Canada no.: RG 31.
  • Source:Canada. Canada Census, 1871 (Index): FamilySearch Record Search index to the 1871 Canadian census.

Note that there are numerous additional sources in WeRelate for the 1871 Canadian census in various localities.