Source:Canada. 1881 Census of Canada

Source 1881 Census of Canada
Place Canada
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Nova Scotia, Canada
New Brunswick, Canada
Québec, Canada
Ontario, Canada
Manitoba, Canada
British Columbia, Canada
Northwest Territories, Canada
Year range 1881 - 1881
Subject Census records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Publisher Library and Archives Canada
Place issued Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canada. 1881 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada).
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Enumeration Date

Offical enumeration date: 4 Apr 1881

Usage Tips

These records are held at the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. Microfilm may be ordered through the nearest Family History Center. Library and Archives Canada has an online search of the 1881 census that provides a .jpg or .pdf image of an individual census page. Library and Archives Canada do not provide an alphabetical index by name to the census. This is available through FamilySearch or Ancestry.

Note that there are numerous WeRelate sources for the 1881 Canadian census in specific localities.


An online index to the 1881 census is available at FamilySearch Record Search (see Source:Canada. Canada Census, 1881 (Index)).

Related Resources

  • 1871/1881 Census of Canada worksheet [1]
  • List of FHL Film Numbers [2]